TOP 10 Landmarks in Singapore
Singapore is a modern metropolis, and there are many skyscrapers and landmarks here. If you plan a travel to Singapore, you can visit the landmarks and know about their stories.
Address: 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
Located in Singapore, CHIJMES is one of the few remaining convents in the world. It is also one of the important historical sites in Singapore. This square consists of several buildings with different styles, such as orphanages, dormitories and Gothic churches, which were built at different times. It used to be a church, and became a girl’s school later. Finally, it was renovated to be a church again.
After generations of evolution, the architecture, which combines modern and 5 Neo-Gothic classical styles, has attracted a large number of tourists because of its style of the old century. CHIJMES's orthodox Goethe-style architecture is made up of beautiful colorful glass, and the front yard is designed with artificial waterfalls and fountains, which is the oldest free stop-and-visit place so far, providing visitors with an excellent rest place with historical significance.
CHIJMES Hall, converted from a church, often performs musicals, recitals and other plays. It is a gathering place of stores, bars and restaurants.
Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay
Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay
Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay is one of the most distinctive modern buildings. Located on prime waterfront land on the shores of Marina Bay, it is a landmark building of Singapore. It is named because Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is the national performing arts center in Singapore. Since its opening in 2002, the center has held more than 41,000 performances and activities, attracting 28 million regular visitors and 98 million tourists. It covers 80,500 square meters.
Esplanade has a roof sunshade consisting of 4590 pieces of glass, which is set according to the simulation calculation of sunshine environment in Singapore. Inspired by the compound eyes of insects, its team of architects created its unique appearance. Because the main body of the art center is like 2 durians when looking up at the building, it is also called "Big Durian". Artists from all over the world are invited to perform here regularly, so that the art and culture of the East and the West can collide with the most beautiful sparks here.
There are about 3,500 art performances and activities in the center throughout the year, involving different cultures, languages and genres, including dance, music, drama and other different art forms. More than 70% of the performances and activities are free and open.
Address: One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
Merlion Park is located in the reclamation area near the 1 Fullerton Road, and it is the smallest park in Singapore. The Merlion is the symbolic of Singapore. Merlion is a fictional animal with a lion's head and a fish body, first designed by Fraser Brunner in 1964. The fish body represents the fishing village before the development of Singapore, and the lion’s head stands for Singapura, which means Lion City in Sanskrit. In 1966, Merlion is adopted by Singapore Tourism Board as a symbol and it had been used until 1997.
Sculpted by Lim Nang Seng and his children, the Merlion is 8.6 meters high and weighs 70 tons. The lion’s head represents the legendary "Lion City". As for the fishtail shape of the statue, it floats among layers of waves, which not only represents the characteristics of Singapore's transformation from a fishing port to a commercial port, but also symbolizes the ancestors who crossed the ocean and came to the south to make a living and survive. Merlion represents wisdom, courage and power. Merlion has long occupied a very important position in the eyes of Singaporean.
Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803
Singapore Flyer is one of the largest Ferris Wheel in Asia and the world. It is 165 meters high, which is equivalent with a 42-storey building. It is designed by Arup Group and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. It is 30 meters higher than the London Eye. There are 28 sightseeing cabins on this Ferris Wheel, and each cabin can accommodate 28 passengers. The diameter of Singapore Flyer reaches 150 meters. It is built on a 3-storey shopping center. It needs 30 minutes for the Singapore Flyer to rotate.
It was opened to the public in March, 2008, and its opening ceremony was held in April, 2008. Visitors riding on the Singapore Flyer can enjoy the view of the city center such as Merlion Park, Singapore River and the Marina Bay, and even the scenery of part of Malaysia and Indonesia. Over the years, the Singapore Flyer has become a distinctive symbol in the background of the World Formula One racing (F1) Singapore Grand Prix in Marina bay.
Old Parliament House
Address: 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
Old Parliament House
Built in 1827, Old Parliament House is the oldest government building in Singapore. This colonial building, designed and built by George Coleman, used to be the parliament building under Singapore's democratic system, but now it has been changed into The Arts House.
Old Parliament House is an attractive place that shows the modern visual art, music, dance, film and stage play. Entering the corridor of time, visitors can know about the famous persons of Singapore from the exhibits. The bronze statue outside the splendid national building can not be missed. It is a gift from King Chulalongkorn of Siam in 1871.
National Gallery Singapore
Address: 1 Supreme Court Lane, Singapore 178879
National Gallery Singapore
Opened in 2015, National Gallery Singapore is renovated by former Singapore High Court of Justice and Singapore Government Building. National Gallery Singapore is the first gallery to show and research the Southeast Asia from 19th century, making Singapore occupy a place in the field of international visual arts. It is also the largest museum in Singapore.
National Gallery Singapore covers 60,000 square meters, the exhibition hall covers 18,000 square meters, and the rest are used for public purposes such as diet, interaction and leisure. There are 2 permanent exhibition halls in National Gallery Singapore, Development Bank of Singapore Exhibition Hall and Southeast Asia Exhibition Hall. Development Bank of Singapore Exhibition Hall is dedicated to displaying works with far-reaching influence in Singapore's art history and highlighting the artistic achievements of Singapore artists.
Address: Orchard Road, Singapore 238823
Built in 1867, the Istana means palace in Malay. Located in Orchard Road, it is open to the public regularly every year. Visitors can see the birds, insects plants and artificial landscapes, they can also learn the history of the Istana. The Istana covers 100 hectares, with old trees of 100 years, rare animals and rare plants.
The Istana used to be a heavily guarded presidential residence. Ever since 2nd January, 1995, it has been open to the public regularly every year. The Open House is usually 4-5 times every year, they are Lunar New Year, National Day of Singapore, HariRaya and Up Helly-Aa of India. There are performances of students and charity sale at Open House. And if with good fortune, you can meet the President and Prime Minister of Singapore and even shake hands with them.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
The Fullerton Hotel
With advantageous location, the Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a five-star hotel, where you can overlook the beautiful scenery of Singapore River. However, it was built as fort in 1829. In 1928, it became Singapore General Post Office. It used to be the Exchange, Chamber of Commerce and the prestigious Singapore Club.In 2001, it was transformed into a 400-room heritage hotel in Singapore. In December 2015, it was listed as a National Monument.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is close to Merlion Park, the Istana, CHIJMES, Clarke Quay, National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Philatelic Museum.
Address: Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 038981
The Helix Bridge
The Helix Bridge is the first double-helix footbridge in the world, whose design structure is like DNA. Inspired by the DNA structure, this bridge represents life, continuation, renewal and growth, which also reflects the expectation of Singaporeans to the Marina Bay. It connects Marina South and Marina Centre. The bridge is 280 meters long and 6 meters wide, which can accommodate 16,000 persons at the same time.
The Helix Bridge provides a pedestrian passage for pedestrians to cross the Singapore River. It can quickly catch your eyes because of its special structure and bold design. Since it is hollow, it will be more gorgeous in the night. Pedestrians walk on the bridge, as if they were in the Time Tunnel.
Marina Bay Sands
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Marina Bay Sands
Located on the Marina Bay, Marina Bay Sands is composed of 3 buildings. They are connected by the Sands SkyPark in the 57th floor. You can overlook the whole Singapore in the Sands SkyPark. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is paradise of fashion lovers, which includes Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier and Prada. ArtScience Museum Marina Bay Sands is the first museum combining art and science. The museum is like a lotus blossom on the Marina Bay. ArtScience Museum Marina Bay Sands covers 6,000 square meters, with 21 galleries. Many large exhibitions of works by maters were hosted in ArtScience Museum Marina Bay Sands.