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Landmarks and Memorials in Singapore

Raffles Hotel

Built in the year 1887, this most famous hotel of Singapore holds the historic importance as it is one of the world’s last hotels of 19th Century. A common visiting place for many writers and artists like Charlie Chaplin, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham, this place was a great source of inspiration to them.

Supreme Court and City Hall

The stately building of Supreme Court was built in 1939. Among the structures of British Rule of Singapore, it is the most amazing with classic designs and amazing murals done by Italian artist, Cavalieri Rodolfo Nolli.

Located beside the Supreme Court is City Mall which was built in 1929. It is that famous site where Japanese surrendered to Lord Mountbatten during World War II in 1945.

Old Parliament House (Art House)

George Coleman designed and built this colonial mansion in 1827. This oldest government building was formerly the home of democratically-elected president of Singapore. It was later renamed as the Art House which beautifully combines the charm of colonial architecture and intimacy of a home with contemporary visual arts and music. After the warm welcome and greetings by the bronze elephant statue, people enjoy the dance and theatre performance by Singaporean and international artists.

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

Esplande was originally built in 1943 which referred to a park but later in 1985 the Master Plan to build an arts centre was passed. Finally the centre was officially opened on 12 October 2002. Esplande – Theatres on the Bay is now one of the busiest art centres.


Built on the nutmeg plantation, the Istana was earlier the official residence of the British Crown representative. This classical style building is now the official residence of the president of Singapore. For five times in a year, the Istana is open for public to take a walk on its expansive grounds.
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