Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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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 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.
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. 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. The Parliament 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.