Singapore is well endowed with museums, from the tiny and obscure to the ambitious and interactive. You’ll find the biggest and the best in the Colonial District, where collections dive into the history, culture and art of Singapore and the continent it belongs to. Beyond them is a kooky booty of unexpected treasures, from reconstructed Chinatown slums to haunting wartime memorials. The art scene is no slouch either: several large museums host world-class collections but many excellent works from artists you may never have heard off are hung at galleries peppered across local art enclaves. If you think Singapore’s all about the zoo, shopping and food, visiting some local museums and galleries will soon set your mind straight.