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The former Supreme Court building houses the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery, where you can discover the history of Southeast Asian art through the artistic trends common in the region.

Starting from the 19th century, the main feature of Southeast Asian art has been the desire to strike a balance between tradition and modernity, with artists seeking to incorporate and to reinvent the artistic expressions of different peoples and to combine them with contemporary art, successfully illustrating how Southeast Asia has been a crossroads of major civilizations, religions and colonial powers, and a center of the struggles for independence and modernization.

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