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Quick glimpse

Ok if you are walking by this area, you can just have a quick look, if you have the time. Nothing... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Mohamed S
Alexandria, Egypt
Quick Photo Stop

While walking by or on the Anderson Bridge we noticed a needle like structure. It seemed... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
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31 Aug 2018
“Quick glimpse”
17 Jul 2018
“Quick Photo Stop”
It is believed that the design was modelled after “Cleopatra’s Needle” on the Thames Embankment in London, which might explain the British influences in its tall, needle-like architectural structure.
1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Ok if you are walking by this area, you can just have a quick look, if you have the time. Nothing much about it but definitely it is a reminder of the old Egyptian obelisk "the Cleaopatra's needle" now located on th Thames river side...More

Thank Mohamed S
Reviewed 18 July 2018

While walking by or on the Anderson Bridge we noticed a needle like structure. It seemed interesting so I took some pictures. Later a very popular search engine told me that it was Dalhousie Obelisk.

Thank vasavapr
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting the ACM you could have a quick peek at the obelisk. It is between the ACM and the Empress Lawn.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This structure is built by the British in its colony days. This structure is also situated next to Asian Civilization Museum. You will see this structure if you are on your way from Cavenagh Bridge to the museum. It is also a good photo taking...More

Thank jonathany689
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is an Obelisk near the River and part of any heritage walk or tour of the area. It is near the Fullerton Hotel and is found at Empress Place, near the Victoria Theater/Concert Hall. Just near the Anderson Bridge on the River and Raffle...More

Thank finesilver
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

If in the area it's worth stopping and taking a few photos but I wouldn't go out of my way for a special trip for this site.

Thank GoingFarFarAway
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

its free and its nearby too other attractions. so why not check it out. the large metal balls nearby are also worth a photo opp

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The renovations of the obelisk and the vicinity now seem more or less complete and it's possible to actually get up close to it and read the signs. A quick visit suffices.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 24 August 2016

If your passing - take a quick look. The Ramsey family - the Marquis of Dalhousie played an important part in the expansion of the Empire in the 1800's. He was Governor General of British India. There are a few plaques reflecting his achievements.

Thank NigelG407
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Small obelisk in the downtown area. Ok to visit if you are in the Fullerton hotel area but not worth taking a special visit to come see it.

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