Architecture of Singapore. Must see and must visit landmarks

Floating Stadium, Singapore

Location on the map:   Interesting facts: » The Floating Stadium is the stadium located on a floating platform in Marina Bay in Singapore.
» The Floating Stadium is the world's largest floating stage.
» The platform supports the weight of up to 1,070 tons; stands on the beach can accommodate 30,000 spectators.
» The Stadium is the venue for various events such as sport cups, exhibitions, concerts and other cultural festivals.
» Between stands and the stadium there is the section of Formula 1 Marina Bay. Stands are actually a part of the rostrum slopes and are also used during the Gran of Singapore and other races.

Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

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» Fullerton Hotel is the unique architectural attraction of Singapore.
» The former post office was renovated and transformed into an upscale hotel that was opened in December 2001.
» Impressive neoclassical facade of the building was completely preserved, but the interior of the former post office was transformed into spacious, comfortable, elegant and comfortable rooms featuring contemporary design.
» The hotel has two restaurants. One of them offers visitors to taste Asian cuisine, while the second serves Italian cuisine.
» Hotel guests can enjoy the local fitness center, gym, and a massage parlor or listen to live music.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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» Marina Bay Sands is the hotel and casino on the shore of Marina Bay in Singapore.
» The complex includes three 55-storey towers of 200 meters topped with a large terrace in a gondola that contains the pool and garden area of 12,400m2.
»  The hotel has 2,561 hotel rooms, an exhibition center, a museum, two large theaters, seven restaurants, and two ice rinks.
» The hotel was designed by architect Moshe Safdie, who was inspired by the deck of cards. Design of the hotel was approved by masters of Feng Shui.
» The hotel complex is situated in the city center at a distance of 3 kilometers from downtown.

Merlion , Singapore

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» Merlion is the fountain built in 1964 by the famous designer Fraser Brunner. The fountain is constructed in form of a creature with lion's head with a fish's body sitting on a wave.
» Merlion is the symbol of Singapore.
» The original 70-ton statue that reaches a height of 8.6 meters is located near the mouth of the Singapore River.
» The lion's head is a symbol of opening of Singapore, as described in the Malay historical chronicle. Singapore literally means the Lion’s City. And if we talk about the fish body of the statue, it symbolizes the ancient settlement called Temasek, a small fishing village, where the history of Singapore was started.
» This statue occupies a prominent place among the major attractions of Singapore. Merlion was opened in September 1972 and since then welcomes all visitors of Singapore.

Old Supreme Court, Singapore

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» The Old Supreme Court is one of the most spectacular classical buildings in Singapore constructed in 1930. It became the last building erected in the country during the rule of Britain.
» The Old Supreme Court building is made of white stone and topped by a tower with a turquoise dome. The facade of the building is decorated with numerous columns of white travertine.
» The amazing bas-relief of the Italian sculptor Augusto Martelli decorates the front. It portrays Justice, the central figure is traditionally holding a sword and scales, but isn’t blinded by a bandage.
» You can see the building not only outside, but inside. The building constantly hosts art exhibitions and tours.
» It was planned to open an art center in the old building of the Supreme Court.

Singapore Flyer, Singapore

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» The Singapore Flyer reaches a height of 55-storey building with a total height of 165 m.
» The Singapore Flyer is 30 m higher than the London Eye.
» The Singapore Flyer has been the world's tallest Ferris wheel until March 2014, when Las Vegas ride was put in action. It’s 2 meters higher than the Singapore Flyer.
» The wheel diameter is 150 m. The wheel itself is embedded in a three-story terminal building housing shops, bars and restaurants.
» Each of 28 air-conditioned cabins can accommodate 28 passengers.
» Full rotation of the wheel takes 28 minutes.

Sultan Mosque, Singapore

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» The Sultan Mosque is the oldest of surviving mosques in the city and one of the most important mosques in Singapore.
» The mosque accommodates 5,000 worshipers and is intended only for Muslim men; women pray in the gallery on the 2nd floor.
» The Sultan Mosque remained unchanged since its construction, even though the Second World War. During existence of the mosque, only the main hall was a subject to repair in the 1960s and in 1993.
» The Sultan Mosque became a national monument on 14 March 1975.
» Two domes and four minarets of the mosque show Arabic style with a touch of Moorish features. The roof of the mosque is framed with 40 spires featuring the same shape as minarets.

Supreme Court, Singapore

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» The Supreme Court building was completed in 2005. It’s fundamentally different from the old building constructed in Victorian style, as it represents modern high-tech style.
» The appearance of the new building has been thoroughly thought out in order to show the idea of transparency in the judicial system.
» That’s why the lining is of translucent Portuguese marble and the inner entrance, stairs and elevator shafts are constructed mainly of glass.
» Today the building houses 12 civil, 8 criminal, and 3 appellate courts.
» The Court of Appeal is located on the eighth floor of the building apparently executed in form of a disk. This architectural detail isn’t accidental. The disc towering over the building is a modern interpretation of the dome that decorates the Old Supreme Court, but also symbolizes the impartiality of the judiciary.

Victoria Theatre, Singapore

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» The Victoria Theatre built in 1861 is the complex of buildings of the Concert Hall and Theatre.
» The Theatre consists of two buildings constructed in Victorian style 40 years one after another.
» These buildings are connected to each other with the clock tower; they are considered the most striking examples of colonial architecture in Singapore.
» In 1992, both buildings were awarded the status of a national monument to the country.
» Currently the theater and concert hall regularly host classical music concerts, dramatic and dance performances.
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