What used to be one of the most happening party spots in Singapore, St James Power Station has turned into a heritage trail and gallery today. Located outside VivoCity, the brick-red building is now a Dyson headquarters and a gallery as well.
To learn more about this building, take a walk along the St James Power Station Heritage Trail where you’ll be treated to an immersive experience as you discover the rich and fascinating history of St James Power Station. During the walk, you’ll be greeted with several outdoor exhibits including a harpoon gun, an anchor and a steam crane. The harpoon gun was gifted in 1974 to the Maritime Museum when whaling was a thing back then. The almost-two-metre-high stockless anchor was patented by John Francis Hall at the beginning of the 1900s, and its lack of horizontal arms made it easier to stow in the ship through a hole known as the hawsepipe.
In addition to the outdoor heritage trail exhibit, the St James Power Station also has a heritage gallery where you get to see an interactive artwork that showcases the intricate power generation process, bringing the building to life through digital technology. Another exhibit called Alternative Futures is set in a circular room, where you get to learn more about the power plant and Singapore’s search for clean and renewable power sources in the future. Make your booking to the heritage gallery here. Admission to the gallery is free.