Places To Visit In Colonial District

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Here are the top 10 places to visit in Colonial District

1. Padang Singapore

3.1 /5

8 km
from city center
1 out of 10
places to visit in Colonial District

The Padang is an open expanse field located within the Downtown Core of Central Area of Singapore. The Padang, which translates into 'Field' in Malay, has its own share of history. Today, owing to its central location and historical importance, the Padang is a popular venue for events (including the Singapore National Day Parade), recreational activities and sports. On one side of it lies the Singapore Recreation Club and on the other lies the Singapore Cricket Club. Some of the games played here include football, rugby, hockey, line dancing, and cricket. 

2. Parliament House Singapore

3.1 /5

8 km
from city center
2 out of 10
places to visit in Colonial District

The Parliament House of Singapore is an important and significant landmark of the city. Situated in the municipal district of Downtown Core, it is a public and cultural building that has been in function since 1999 and open to public proceedings. The Parliament building is designed in resemblance to a contemporary architectural manifestation of stateliness and authority. The highlight of Singapore's Parliament House is the grand entrance hall - featuring a curved marble wall and flanked by two swweeping staircases that lead to the main chamber. The proceedings of the Parliament House is open to the public.

3. St Andrew's Cathedral

3.8 /5

8 km
from city center
3 out of 10
places to visit in Colonial District

St Andrew's Cathedral is the largest and oldest Anglican cathedral and a Neo-Gothic architectural landmark standing magnificently in the Civic District of Singapore. With its white-stone walls, sky rising spire, lancet-shaped windows, intricate embellishments, and colourfully stained glass windows, St. Andrew's Cathedral is an awe-inspiring beauty. The stained-glass windows are dedicated to three gentlemen who played significant roles in Singaporean history - John Crawford, William Butterworth, and Stamford Raffles.

4. Raffles Hotel Singapore

4.4 /5

7 km
from city center
4 out of 10
places to visit in Colonial District

One of the most famous and iconic hotels in Singapore, the Raffles Hotel is on the top of almost every visitor?s to-visit list in Singapore. Located in the Colonial District of Singapore, it is claimed to be one of the world's last majestic 19th century hotels. From the ?classic Raffles experience? to the numerous fine dining opportunities that the internationally acclaimed bars and restaurants offer, there are a myriad of reasons to visit the Raffles Hotel for locals and foreign tourists alike. Added to this is the excitement of being at a place which has been visited by so many famous and eminent personalities, which only adds to the charm of being at the Raffles Hotel.

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5. Fort Canning Park

4.6 /5

7 km
from city center
5 out of 10
places to visit in Colonial District

An iconic hilltop landmark of Singapore, the Fort Canning Park offers diverse recreational activities along with entertainment, historical, educational and cultural experiences. Overlooking Orchard Road and National Museum of Singapore, Fort Canning Park has witnessed major historical milestones of Singapore as the hill once sited the palaces of the 14th-century kings while serving as the headquarters of Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks. Formerly known as the "Forbidden Hill", today, Fort Canning Park houses 9 historical gardens and is a popular spot for hiking and artistic activity.

6. Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

4.5 /5

8 km
from city center
6 out of 10
places to visit in Colonial District

The Esplanade is a performing arts centre situated near the Marina Bay which focuses on international artists and has hosted over 37,000 shows. The Esplanade has had over 26 million guests for over 15 years and counting. It is a 60,000 square meter expanse dedicated just to theatre and arts. Situated right at the mouth of the Singapore River, it got its name from the Esplanade Park, in which Theatres by the bay is located. This performing arts centre has a concert hall with a seating capacity of about 1,600 and a theatre capacity of 2000 audience members for the performing arts. The Esplanade stages new shows every few months and believe in providing opportunities to the emerging artists and practitioners. The in-house programming team presents over 14 festivals and 20 ongoing series throughout the year.

7. Asian Civilisations Museum

4.7 /5

8 km
from city center
7 out of 10
places to visit in Colonial District

Ranked as one of the top museums in Asia, the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore is an engrossing experience, taking one through the fascinating journey of the cultures and civilisations of Asia. This historical museum is rightly located in the Empress Place Building by the landmark Singapore River. Covering a massive area of 14,000 square metres, there are over 2000 artefacts spread across seven galleries on three levels within this building, tracing more than 5000 years of history of the various Asian civilisations that currently inhabit Singapore.

8. Peranakan Museum Singapore

4.6 /5

7 km
from city center
8 out of 10
places to visit in Colonial District

The first of its kind in the world, the Peranakan Museum is devoted to exploring the Pernankan cultures present in Singapore, the former Straits Settlements in Malacca and Penang, and other regions of Southeast Asia that are home to the Peranakan community. Housed in the iconic Old Tao Nan School Building, this classic museum once acted as an extended wing of the famous Asian Civilisations Museum which used to be located here, and is currently a sister museum to the same, specialising in tracing the origins and development of Peranakan culture.

9. Cavenagh Bridge

3.4 /5

8 km
from city center
9 out of 10
places to visit in Colonial District

One of the oldest and most recognizable bridges in Singapore, the Cavenagh Bridge is also the only suspension bridge which spans the lower reaches of the Singapore River. Completed in 1869 and built to celebrate 50 years of the founding of Singapore by Raffles in 1819, the Cavenagh Bridge was one of the first suspension bridges in all of Southeast Asia. Today, the bridge stands as a major tourist attraction, which people love to visit to enjoy a peaceful walk in solitude or to simply stand and watch the ferries pass by.

10. Civilian War Memorial

3.3 /5

8 km
from city center
10 out of 10
places to visit in Colonial District

The Civilian War Memorial is a monument dedicated to the civilians that lost their lives during World War II. Located within War Memorial Park at Beach Road in Singapore?s Central Area, this memorial is a sombre reminder of the perils of the Japanese Occupation in the country and is a symbol of hope for post-war Singapore. The monument is an iconic heritage landmark in the Lion City today, frequented by locals and tourists alike.

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