Ever feel overwhelmed by the never ending list of things to do in Singapore? Fret not, we are here to walk you through the country's 'must sees'.
The City Hall area is one of the prime locations for tourists to do their sightseeing and to learn a bit more about Singapore with the rich history of many iconic buildings. Getting there is simple - take the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and alight at City Hall Station (NS25 or EW13) via the East-West line or the North-South lines. More information on taking the MRT in Singapore can be found here. Here's a quick walkabout guide!
Breakfast at Raffles City Shopping Centre
252 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179103
Visit Singapore's Largest Cathedral
11 St Andrew's Road, 178959
The cathedral is just a short 2-minute walk from City Hall MRT. You will not be disappointed by the number of spots for those 'Instagrammable' shots! The Anglican church still holds their weekend services regularly and if you're here on a weekend, why not attend one to experience for yourself?
Catch a film at the Capitol Theatre
11 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178884
Initially a privatised theatre, The Capitol Theatre is acquired by the government for conservation in 1987. After almost 17 years of dormancy since the last film was screened in 1998, this theatre underwent a 4 year renovation and officially reopened on 22 May 2015. The opening performance was the S$2.7million production, Singapura: The Musical, staged by the 4th Wall Theatre Company.
Check their Facebook page for upcoming plays and film screenings.
Be marvelled at the National Gallery Singapore
1 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178957
The Padang is an open filed in the middle of the bustling city, national programs (such as the national day parade) and many large scale events are held there. A nice afternoon walk by the Padang will open your eyes to the spectacular views of Singapore's Central Business District.
The Padang was where the victory parade of the Japanese surrendering Singapore back to British, and the surrender forces by Lord Louis Mountbatten ending World War II in Singapore.
Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall
9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556
The Victoria Concert Hall is one of Singapore's oldest performing arts venue, it has undergone a four year renovation and reopened in 2014. The Victoria Concert Hall is also the official performing venue for Singapore's national orchestra - the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
First established in 1862, the heritage building contains a 614-seat Theatre and a 673-seat Concert Hall. The building was originally build as a Town Hall but could not meet the increasing demand of usage.
Check out their official website for events and performances.
The Arts House (The Old Parliament House)
1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore 179429
Located just opposite the Victoria Concert Hall, the Arts House is currently a multi-disciplinary arts venue which plays host to art exhibitions and concerts. With shops and bars littered within and outside the building, it is definitely worth a visit.
Constructed between 1826 and 1827, the former Parliament House was designed to be home of a Scottish merchant but was used instead as a Parliament House from 1959 to 1999 when the People's Action Party became the rusting party of a self-governing Singapore.
The building became known as the Old Parliament House with the opening of the new Parliament House at 1 Parliament Place in October 1999. The building was then renamed The Arts House after a S$15 million renovation and reopening on 26 March 2004.
The opening hours is from 10am-10pm daily.
Check out here for more information.
Long Bar at Raffles Hotel
1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
The iconic cocktail Singapore Sling is being served in this rustically decorated bar. Definitely a must try on your cocktail list! This is probably the only place in Singapore where you can 'litter' and not get fined for it - feel free to throw your peanut shells on the floor in this bar.
Do note that the bar is closed till mid 2018. Check in frequently on the website for more details.
30 Victoria Street, 187996
Take a nice stroll back towards City Hall MRT station and you'll spot a lavishly decorated area- Chijmes. Home to amazing restaurants, bars and cafes, you'll be spoilt for choices. Enjoy the evening breeze along with the relaxed ambience accompanied by the area.
CHIJMES is the acronym definition of Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Middle Education School. It formally started as a Catholic convent but restored in 1996 for commercial purposes as a dining, shopping and entertainment centre.
The complete list of restaurants can be found here and do keep a look out for special events happening around the area too!
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