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Gillman Barracks - A Vibrant Lifestyle Enclave

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About Gillman Barracks

Gillman Barracks is known for its rustic charm and ample outdoor space amidst lush greenery. It has an estimated site area of 6.6ha and comprises 17 iconic colonial State properties. Popular with cyclists and hiking enthusiasts, Gillman Barracks is strategically surrounded by the Southern Ridges loop (Alexandra Garden Trail and Henderson Park Connectors) and is close to the upcoming Alexandra Nature Park in the Labrador area. The enclave is known for both its arts as well as F&B offerings.

History of Gillman Barracks

Named after General Sir Webb Gillman, a well-known officer of the British Army, Gillman Barracks was built in 1936. It was home to army barrack buildings, married quarters, and even recreational facilities, built specially for the British’s 1st Battalion before World War II.

During World War II, the Barracks and its surrounding area was one of Singapore’s last battle sites before her fall. Fortunately, the site survived the war when Singapore regained British rule in September 1945. Even after Singapore’s independence, Gillman Barracks was a key site used by the Singapore Armed Forces for the training of national service men.

A Vibrant Lifestyle Enclave

In March 2020, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) took over the management of Gillman Barracks. As part of efforts to unlock greater value from State Properties through new and innovative ideas, SLA launched the rejuvenation plans for Gillman Barracks in May 2022, to transform the precinct into a vibrant creative lifestyle enclave with enhanced infrastructure, innovative F&B and lifestyle offerings.

The rejuvenation plans include the launch of tenders for innovative F&B/retail operators within Gillman Barracks, to bring in concepts such as farmers’ markets, farm-to-table dining options and lifestyle workshops for varying ages. The precinct’s infrastructure will also be upgraded to create a more enjoyable and memorable visitor experience.

An overall ‘facelift’ will be carried out for Gillman Barracks through the upgrading of common washrooms with eco-friendly sanitary fittings and covered walkways. A new thematic playground will also be built to provide an additional recreation spot for families with children.

Singaporeans can look forward to a rejuvenated Gillman Barracks with a wide range of programmes and offerings such as unique dining experiences, farmers’ markets, and creative learning opportunities by mid-2023.

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Artist Impression of Farmer’s Market

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Artist Impression of Wayfinding

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Artist Impression of Proposed Playground

Getting there

Nearest MRT: Labrador Park (Exit A)

Nearest Bus stop:  Opposite Alexandra Point

By Car: Main Entrance – Malan Road, Side Entrance – Lock Road

Offerings at Gillman Barracks

Art Galleries and Institutions




Opening Hours

Fost Gallery

1 Lock Road #01-02


  • Tuesday-Saturday: 11am - 7pm
  • Sunday/Monday/Public Holiday: By appointment 

Sundaram Tagore Gallery

5 Lock Road #01-05



  • Tuesday-Friday: 11am – 6pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 7pm

Mucciaccia Gallery

6 Lock Road #02-10



  • Tuesday-Friday: 12pm -7pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 7pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 6pm

OTA Fine Arts

7 Lock Road #02-13



  • Tuesday-Saturday: 11am -7pm
  • Sunday: 11am-6pm

ShangHART Gallery

9 Lock Road #02-22


  • Wednesday-Sunday: 11am -7pm

Yavuz Gallery

9 Lock Road #02-23


  • Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-7pm
  • Sunday: 1pm-5pm
  • Monday/Public Holiday: By appointment

Mizuma Gallery

22 Lock Road #01-34


  • Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-7pm
  • Sunday: 11am-6pm

The Columns Gallery

22 Lock Road #01-35



  • Tuesday-Friday: 11am-7pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Richard Koh Fine Art

47 Malan Road #01-26




  • Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-7pm

Yeo Workshop

47 Malan Road #01-25



  • Tuesday-Saturday: 11am – 7pm
  • Sunday: By appointment only

Art Outreach Singapore    

5 Lock Road #01-06



  • Monday-Friday: 10am - 6pm

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

37 Malan Road

(#01-01, #01-02, #01-04)                                

38 Malan Road

(#01-01, #01-02, #01-03)


6 Lock Road

(#01-09 and #01-10) 



  • Monday-Friday: 9am - 6pm


Food & Beverage




Opening Hours


5A Lock Road #01-01



  • Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday: 12pm – 10pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
The Blackbird

8 Lock Road



  • Tuesday -Thursday: 5pm – 12am
  • Friday: 5pm - 1am
  • Saturday: 12pm - 1am
  • Sunday: 12pm - 12am


10 Lock Road #01-01



  • Tuesday- Sunday: 12pm – 12am


45 Malan Road #01-01



  • Opens daily, 5pm-10.30pm

Naked Finn   

39 Malan Road #01-01



  • Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 3pm (lunch), 6pm – 10.30pm (dinner)

Burger Labo  

41 Malan Road #01-13



  • Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 3pm (lunch), 6pm – 10.30pm (dinner)
Wheeler's Tropikana  9A Lock Road  https://www.wheelerstropikana.com 
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 11.30am, 10.30pm
  • Friday: 11.30am - 12am
  • Saturday - 9am - 12am
  • Sunday: 9am - 10.30pm
 The Southern Depot 47 Malan Road #01-23 -24
43 Malan Road 
  • Blk 43
    Little Island Brewing:
    Tuesday – Thursday: 12pm – 10pm
    Friday- Saturday: 12pm- 12am
    Sunday: 12pm- 10pm

    Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 7pm 

  • Blk 47
    Kaffa Bella:
    Monday – Friday : 8am- 5.30pm
    Saturday: 7am – 5.30pm
    Sunday: 7am – 4pm

    Triumph Motorcycles/ Motoplex Singapore/ Apac Cycles:
    Monday – Friday : 10am -8pm
    Saturday: 10am -6pm
 Charlotte Puxley Flowers 9 Lock Road #02-21  https://charlottepuxleyflowers.com/
  • Monday – Friday : 10am- 5pm 
  • Sat: By appointment