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Design lovers will feel right at home in the contemporary Red Dot Design Museum.

Photo by Red Dot Museum

If you love good design, you will feel right at home here in this contemporary design museum, which is housed in a striking red heritage building in downtown Singapore. Step in here and find more than 1,000 product or communication design exhibits from over 55 countries, all of which have won the prestigious international red dot design award, one of the world’s leading design competitions.

While there, pick up a copy of The Design Journey, a comprehensive guide to the interesting places in the vicinity, such as shops and boutique hotels, that showcase noteworthy design.


And also check out the monthly Friday night flea market at the museum called MAAD, or Market of Artists And Designers. You can find unique and quirky creations ranging from fashion, plush toys, art, crafts and accessories to literature, photography, furniture and even food. Local bands and musicians will also stage live performances on market nights.

Traffic police

Red Dot Museum is the first contemporary design museum in Asia and is housed in the former Singapore Traffic Police Headquarters, a colonial-era building. It was converted in 2005 into a creative hub known as Red Dot Traffic, whose facade was then painted in its now signature red hue. Besides the Red Dot Design Museum, the Red Dot Traffic building also houses food and beverage outlets, creative agencies and a bar.

The building was given conservation status by the Urban Redevelopment Authority in 2007.

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