All the best Landmarks in Singapore
Every city has its own unique buildings, monuments or architectural structures. These icons or landmarks tend to be places of interest to tourists and visitors. In Singapore, the majority of landmarks are designated due to their historical significance, be it an old government building or a World War 2 memorial. Visiting and appreciating the landmarks of a city enables you to better understand its history and milestones.
Statues of Sir Stamford Raffles: Located where Singapore’s founding father was believed to have landed back in the 19th century
War Memorial Park: In memorial of the civilian casualties of World War 2
Famous Architectural Structures
Chijmes: Renowned national heritage site, home to a variety of eateries and bars
The Istana: Ceremonial residence of the President of Singapore
Parliament House: Where present-day parliament sessions are held
Lau Pa Sat: Famous food center within the business district
Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay: The city’s premier performing arts venue
Merlion Park: A unique Singaporean icon sits opposite the Esplanade, complete with a mini-park
The Arts House at the Old Parliament: Singapore’s newest arts and heritage venue
The Helix: The world’s first curved double helix bridge
Sands Skypark: For the best views of the Singapore city center, head down to the SkyPark at the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort
There are currently 63 buildings and structures that have been gazetted as national monuments. Structures chosen are deemed to have a certain artistic, historic or traditional value.
It would be too time-consuming to visit all the monuments. The following are the more noteworthy of the lot and should warrant a visit on your travels.
1) Armenian Church: Singapore’s oldest Christian church located on Hill Street
2) Istana: Official Residence and office of the President, the Istana is open to the public on five statutory public holidays a year – Lunar New Year, Deepavali, Hari Raya Puasa, Labour Day and National Day.
3) Saint Andrew’s Cathedral: The largest cathedral in the country is located at City Hall at Stamford Road. 2006 marked the cathedral’s 150th anniversary.
4) National Museum of Singapore
5) Sri Mariamman Temple: Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple in Chinatown, between Temple and Pagoda streets
6) Victoria Concert Hall and Theatre
7) Saint James Power Station: Music and nightlife hotspot in the Harbour-front area in close proximity to Vivocity shopping mall
9) The Arts House at the Old Parliament
All Landmarks in Singapore
Asian Civilisations Museum
The Asian Civilisations Museum is the 1st of its kind in the South-East Asian region to put on display a different view of the rich ethnic diversity and culture of Singapore.
Changi Chapel and Museum
The Changi Chapel and Museum is dedicated to honouring those who rose above adversity in the dark and tumultuous years of World War 2
Renowned national heritage site, home to a variety of eateries and bars
Chinatown Heritage Centre
This historical place pays homage to the memories and stories of Singapore’s forefathers, who travelled from afar to settle in what is now modern day Singapore.
A unique Singaporean icon sits opposite the Esplanade, complete with a mini-park
National Museum of Singapore
The National Museum of Singapore is by far the country’s oldest museum.
Parliament House in Singapore
Where present-day parliament sessions are held
This is a sister museum under the Asian Civilisations Museum. The Peranakan Museum aims to explore the interesting culture of Peranakan communities in Singapore, Malaysia and Penang, together with their links throughout SE Asia.
Singapore Art Museum
More affectionately known as SAM, the Singapore Art Museum aims to preserve and present the art histories and contemporary art practices of Singapore and the Southeast Asian region.
Statues of Sir Stamford Raffles
Located where Singapore’s founding father was believed to have landed back in the 19th century.
The Arts House at the Old Parliament
Singapore’s newest arts and heritage venue
The Istana in Singapore
Ceremonial residence of the President of Singapore.
Victoria Concert Hall and Theatre
The Victoria Concert Hall and Theatre is made up of 2 buildings connected through the middle by a clock tower.