Historic Sites in Singapore

Historic Sites in Singapore, Singapore

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  • Dickdob1053
    York, UK74 contributions
    Visited my family earlier this year for the first time since they moved to Singapore in 2020. They recommended I take the guided tour of Battlebox and I am so glad I did. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant. The tour explains a lot about the British surrender to the Japanese and it was all the more interesting as you were in the very rooms where the decision to surrender was taken. One of the highlights of my trip.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • Hugary1
    Sydney, Australia5,313 contributions
    Lovely piece of the past put to modern uses.
    Near to Carlton Hotel and Raffles.
    Lots of food of various types and several bars and coffee outlets . An open space for seating and music.
    Good if you need a toilet as you wander the city.
    Covid has slowed the pace and the range of places open at any time but a nice place to escape the heat.
    Church nearby with University, park and museum 100 m away
    Written 26 January 2022
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  • Emma B
    4 contributions
    Very cool place to visit, and excellent for taking pictures! The sculptures are very fascinating to look at. I recommend going in the early morning or evening, and it is a lot of walking under the hot sun otherwise.
    Written 21 February 2022
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL15,204 contributions
    Singapore is known for its Hawker Centers and this may be the most famous do to its appearance on Crazy Rich Asians. We spent the morning visiting temples and shopping in Chinatown. While it was a couple of blocks we simply felt we had to visit. I got chicken and rice and my wife got the dumplings. The food was great and we enjoyed the ambiance as well. The architecture is impressive and as a bonus the center is on Robinson Road for all the Robinsons out there like myself.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • lililee
    Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
    This is a calm and quite street where one can rekax, dine and do some retail shopping.
    Its a conservation area and we found several wine bars serving traditional or international food. This place give a glimpse of singaporean history and chinese architecture of the houses.
    Written 20 October 2021
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  • J&S_Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore3,457 contributions
    We just love the East (SG) and that meant the Changi area.. think Changi (Point) and one will conjure up its popular holiday chalets, sailing clubs, nice fix of nasi lemak (malay rice), clubs at the food centre… but the beaches are equally alluring. We were at CC for a staycation so there’s more time exploring and to reminiscent some fond memories.
    The Changi Point Coastal Walk is a favourite spot for many, from avid photographers, exercise craze, fishing enthusiasts or just friends & families gathering.
    The broadwalk portion near Changi Cove is under renovation till 2022 so access to the Sunset Walk, Kelong & Cliff Walk are limited. We started off after a lunch at Le Xuan HK Dim Sum restaurant, from the Changi Beach Park a main meeting point as it is near to the famous Changi Village food centre and also bus terminal. Crossing the busy yet narrow Changi Creek Bridge (overseeing the Changi Ferry Terminal) this is the highest activity area ! And we begin our walk upon hitting the beach, strolled towards the east. The Changi Beach Park was improved over the years and it is a nice stretch of walk with a cyclist/skating path. One can veer out to the beach to have the sun, sea & sun feel else stay under the well-shaded path. . A continuous scenic route with the occasion roaring of airplane taking off nearby, makes a wonderful walki. A few toilet-washing facilities adds convenience.
    Still Pandemic period and supposed to have max 5 person gathering. There will be the usual picnic, small pitch tent, kiting flying (actually prohibted) and we passed the memorial of the Shook Ching Massacre (a page from SG WW II). The leisure walk along the broadway offers a beautiful view of the coastline.
    Further beyond it will be the Aviation Park Road & Nicoll Drive, where SG used to host the Singapore Airshow 2020. We did not ventured further, so we missed the Lagoon Village Food Centre and beyond. We also skip the sunset, next time perhaps..
    It was a great leisurely walk experience for us. Come try the scenic and relaxing walk yourselves.
    Written 21 December 2021
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  • Nobody
    1 contribution
    it was so nice being there. Wound recommend anyone to go there and learn your country Singapore's history
    Written 16 January 2021
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  • Angelightz
    Singapore, Singapore100 contributions
    Visited the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (Wan Qing Yuan) which was quite an eye-opener into the history of China’s revolution led by Dr Sun Yat Sen from his base in Singapore. It is free admission for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.

    The exterior grounds of this colonial style villa is very well-maintained with manicured lawn, commemorative sculptures and a spectacular bronze sculpted mural wall depicting the history of Nanyang (now known as Singapore).

    There are more exhibits to see inside the museum, from old pictures and write-outs of Dr Sun Yat Sen and his fellow comrades, Chinese newspapers, printers to traditional footwear, cheongsam and even furniture. Definitely a must-visit for all who love history, especially families with children and teenagers to learn from history.
    Written 28 November 2021
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL15,204 contributions
    Perched on the Singapore River just below the colorful shades of Clark Quay is this building currently housing the communications ministry in Singapore. This seemingly modern rainbow is actually an historic structure that was the old police station. This explains its location in the colonial quarter. In a beautiful sun drenched tropical city so many buildings are painted white. However, this one breaks that with an amazing rainbow around each window and shutter. The color scheme is carried vertically from the ground floor to the top. However, each floor as you go horizontal is mixture of so many colors. Also if you travel the river to Clarke Quay, you can't miss it.
    Written 10 March 2020
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  • sugiphang
    Surabaya, Indonesia512 contributions
    So this is the Residence of local Singaporean, built about 1920's. Looking good with colorfull fasad, and nice pedestrian.
    TIPs: visit around 8AM or after 5PM, and dont forget your umbrealla. Its pretty Hot.
    Written 6 October 2019
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  • JeffLeong
    Singapore, Singapore3,478 contributions
    After our lunch at Hjh Maimunah Restaurant in Joo Chiat Road, we walked to Kim Choo Kueh Chang in Joo Chiat Place to buy Nyonya dumplings and desserts. From there, we headed back to Joo Chiat Road and continued our walk to the area around Koon Seng Road to see the picturesque Peranakan houses.

    A few of the offices and shops along Joo Chiat Road have been restored to their lovely Peranakan heritage. But it is the buildings in the vicinity of Koon Seng Road that showcase the Peranakan houses with their lively, lovely and colourful facades and accent wall tiles. The efforts to detail the architectural facades and windows are worth a visit. The palette of complementary colours and shades is Instagramable.

    A visit in the cool early morning or late afternoon will provide nice facade lighting. We went after lunch and it was hot. Fortunately, clouds helped scatter the harsh sunlight. There are a few other nearby lanes that we did not explore and will do so in another visit.
    Written 2 October 2020
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  • David D
    Devon, UK15,347 contributions
    Sunday 20th October we were out and about exploring and sightseeing in Singapore

    We walked past this impressive modern building which is situated on Parliment Place. It appeared to be dwarfed by the high rise towers in the area.

    The Parliament Building was definitely closed as we visited on a Sunday.

    Construction commenced in 1995 and completed in 1999.

    It might not be considered as grand or as eye catching as the Old Parliament Building, on Old Parliament Lane. It is now The Arts House a multi-disciplinary arts venue.

    Worth stopping to have a look if in the area.

    There are other interesting buildings nearby, the unusual shaped Supreme Court, National Gallery of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law
    Written 16 November 2019
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  • Flitz8-A foodie travels
    Athens, Greece2,756 contributions
    Known for colourful windows is this building,lovely to see.Love different shades and colours but better sunny weather
    Written 15 April 2018
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  • KGB777
    Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
    Came here last year a few times with the kids on the open days. Unfortunately it seems that it is no longer open to the public. The open days were a fun opportunity for the kids to walk along the old railway lines and the station platforms, but there really wasn't much else to do here.
    Written 16 July 2017
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  • Sonia
    1 contribution
    I Had An Amazing Time Celebrating My Birthday At The Picotine Water Boat House. Robin & Gugan Never Failed To Make My Experience An Amazing One.

    The Service Given Was Very Good Except That Some Of The Staff Were Not So Attentive Coz They Forgot To Deliver Some Of The Order & We Had To Remind Them About Our Orders And Thus We Had To Waste That Time Waiting Rather Than Eating.

    Just A Suggestion The Ladies Night Menu Could Include More Options On Mocktails & Cocktails
    And You Could Include Some Vegetarian Dishes Also So That Vegetarian Guests Could Be Delighted Having A Ladies Night Deal On A Wednesday Rather Than Paying The Normal Price From The Menu & Being Left Out.

    Thank You For A Wonderful Service I Am Definitely Going To Recommend My Friends.
    Written 26 April 2022
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