Just nearby CHIJMES, stood this beautiful building, hidden behind a row of trees. If it was not because of the giant balloons which were displayed at that time, I would have missed it. It is now known as the Singapore Art Museum, gazetted on 14 February 1992. Before that, it was a school named St Joseph Institution. It was a chapel before that, built by Father J. B. Boucho in 1832. In fact, the construction of this chapel had a lot to do with CHIJMES and the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, as shown in the reference below.
You could still tell it was a school as the title was still there now. I did not know I could produce my student card and enter the exhibition for free hence I walked around the exterior of the building before wandering off to my new location!
1) Tan, Bonny. “Former St Joseph’s Institution (Singapore Art Museum”. http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_1625_2009-12-31.html. December 2009.