Victoria Street, (11am till late)
Formerly a convent, Chijmes is a unique blend of
historical architecture and modern restoration. Gothic
Chapel, erected in 1890, is a showcase of plasterwork,
delicate wall frescoes and stained glass. Aside from the
chapel, Chijmes also boats Caldwell House (the oldest
free-standing house in Singapore) with a sunken forecourt,
waterfalls and fountains. The grounds of Chijmes are home
to art galleries, boutiques, and a lavish selection of
fine dining restaurants, wine bars and cafes.
Civilian War Memorial
Between Raffles City Complex & Marina Square
This 67-m high landmark symbolizes the four main races and
the lives lost during Japanese Occupation in Singapore.
Kranji War Memorial
9 Woodlands Road 22 km
Located off Woodlands, Kranji War Memorial is the final
resting place of thousands of Allied troops, who died in
Southeast Asia during World War II. A register containing
names of the war's soldiers is available for inspection.
Kranji is also where past Presidents of Singapore are
Fullerton Road (near mouth of Singapore River), (7-22
Located across from Fullerton Square, Merlion (half lion,
half fish) is the ubiquitous tourism symbol of Singapore.
Old Parliament House & Elephant Statue
Next to Empress Place
A stately two-story mansion designed and built by George
Coleman, known as "Court House", Old Parliament
House was constructed in 1827. It is Singapore's oldest
government building and the previous home of Republic's
Parliament, with a bronze elephant ( a gift from King
Chulalongkorn of Siam in 1871) fronting it.
1 Beach Road, Tel.: 337 1886
Built in 1887, it is the most famous landmark to carry the
name of Singapore's founder and is one of the great 19th
century hotels in the world. The hotel is famous for its
Singapore Sling, its shopping arcade of 70 shops, a museum
with Raffles Hotel memorabilia, Jubilee Hall, where
musical and drama performances are held regularly, and the
prestigious Raffles Culinary Academy.
Statues of Sir Stamford Raffles
Empress Place, near Victoria Concert Hall
The outpost that Raffles founded in 1819 has two statues
to his memory. The first one, a dark bronze cast, which
was officially unveiled in 1887, stands outside Victoria
Theatre. The second statue cast in pure-white poly-marble
was erected in 1972 on the banks of Singapore River to
mark his landing site.
Supreme Court and City Hall
St. Andrew Road
Dating from 1939, this classical building with stout
Corinthian columns is one of the last colonial
constructions in the city. No less impressive is the huge
flight of steps beneath the colonnade of the next
monumental structure, City Hall. It was the setting for
Japanese surrender in the end of world War II.