Ranked 159 among Places to Visit in Singapore
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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 Raffles Place lies in proximity to the Parliament House, across the Singapore River. The Parliament building is designed in resemblance of a contemporary architectural manifestation of stateliness and authority. It is built in conformity with a prison shaped top designed by President Ong Teng Cheong, which is believed to be a modernist take on the original, conventional dome.
Also called a New Parliament house, the building was officially opened on the 4th of October, 1999 at the cost of SGD 115.2 Million. The Public Works Department designed the Parliament House which consists of three additional, new blocks - Chamber Block, Front BLock, and Public Block. The Parliament also encourages educational tours and sessions for students. Apart from this, it has a tiny shop/store that sells different kinds of parliamentary souvenirs and publications that contribute to the work and development of the Parliament. There is another visitor centre called the Pearl Connect, that lets its visitors learn about the different facets of the Parliament.
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