Parliament House in Singapore

Posted on May 4, 2019
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Parliament House in Singapore

Getting there, what to see

The new Parliament House of present was once the Attorney General’s Chambers which dates back to the mid 19th century. Rather than adopting a Greco-Roman or Corinthian design, the present Parliament House looks more contemporary and modern.

Located nearby are 2 famous buildings fronting the Padang (an open field along St Andrew’s Road). The imposing grandeur of the Supreme Court and City Hall is a must-see while touring the city’s civic district. The architecture of the Supreme Court has columns of Corinthian origins, a large dome and a spacious interior. Interestingly, the Supreme Court bears close resemblance to the Capitol Building in Washington DC. Just adjacent lies the Singapore City Hall, with its simple rectangular shape and Corinthian columns. It might not look as stunning as the Supreme Court, but beautiful nonetheless once lit up in the evening.

For those that are interested in attending a live parliament session, no advance reservation is required. However, where there are slots during a parliament sitting, the parliament clerk or sergeant-at-arms will issue admission orders to members of the public who apply in person at the Public Lobby.

Transport...

How to get to Parliament House

MRT Train, Taxi

Alight at City Hall MRT station and walk towards North Bridge Road. Alternatively, alight at Raffles Place MRT station and walk across Elgin Bridge.

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Drive yourself to Parliament House

Why not hire a car while you’re in Singapore and visit Parliament House in your own time. Roads are easy to follow and great to drive on. Hire cars are modern. Tourists can drive using a valid foreign licence and an International Driving Permit (IDP), issued in your home country. If you come from one of the Asian Nations you can drive in Singapore without an international permit.

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How to find Parliament House

Map of Parliament House

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