Culture of Singapore City. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

When The Night Comes Singapore is the location of numerous monuments of the colonial era. Parliament House is a striking example of it. It was built in 1827; the mansion was originally owned by a wealthy merchant. Later the building housed the court, and it became the residence of the country’s parliament only in 1965. During your walk through the city one can see large number of unusual sculptures and monuments, each of which has its own original story. Thus, in Merlion Park you will find an interesting statue called "Sea Lion". The sculpture depicts an unusual animal with lion's head and the body of the fish. It is believed that this unusual monument protects the city from storms and other water disasters. The territory of the city is divided into several national quarters, in each of which you can find not only interesting sights, but also national restaurants and shops.
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Chinatown is the location of the famous Sri Mariamman temple. People come to the shrine to admire its luxurious design as well as to watch the yogis who perform the most incredible exercises in the square in front of the temple. From a historical point of view Chijimes Chapel Hall is a truly interesting structure. Several centuries ago the beautiful building housed a monastery. In the beginning of the 20th century a beautiful Gothic chapel was built near the architectural complex. Currently Chijimes Hall regularly hosts theatrical performances, musical concerts and other celebrations.
Among the newer architectural monuments we should definitely mention the legendary hotel "Raffles", which was opened in 1886. The hotel greeted many famous guests. It is also considered the home of the well-known cocktail "Singapore Sling". Not far away from the hotel is located a huge number of cultural institutions, restaurants and shops. Fans of theater art are recommended to visit Victoria Theatre, which has been named in honor of the Queen of Great Britain. The building, which houses the theater, was built in 1905. In Victoria Theatre are regularly held concerts of classical music, dramatic plays and dance performances. Copyright
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There are also buildings in Singapore considered to be downright out of the ordinary. Such, for example, is the Armenian church of St. Gregory the Illuminator. The place of worship is worth mentioning because it is the oldest temple in the region. It was built according to George D. Coleman’s project, at the expense of the Armenian community. Furthermore, this is the first building in the city in which electric lighting was installed. The majestic Saint Andrew’s Cathedral built in the early Anglican Gothic style, is regarded as interesting because there are famous personalities of Singapore depicted on its stained-glass windows.
Chinatown Singapore There is also the Sultan Mosque, a place of worship for Muslims. It was built in the beginning of the 18th century. The sanctuary was erected with the funds of the Muslim community. It is said that for this purpose, some townspeople handed in bottles, and as a reminder of this act, the base of the dome is made from bottled necks. Well, an original contrast-maker is the amazing carpet located on the floor of the shrine, which was donated by the prince of Saudi Arabia. Another unusual building in Singapore is Abdul Gaffoor Mosque. It defies the imagination from the very first minutes, representing a chic combination of yellow and emerald color, which is now a landmark of the mosque.
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The momentary Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum will be an excellent addition to an excursion targeted at places of the city with beautiful architecture. “Luxurious” and “stylish”, are just a few epithets that come to mind when you take a glance at the temple. The building was constructed in 2005 in honor of Vesak’s Day 2007. Another colorful holy place is Sri Mariamman Temple – such an abundance of colors can be seen, perhaps, only during the celebration of the Holi holiday. The time of the construction of the temple dates back to the year 1925. It was built in honor of the goddess, who is believed to protect people from all diseases and misfortunes. Note that you cannot enter the temple just like that, you need to observe several rituals like ring the bell (this must be done on exiting too), and you need to enter barefooted unfailingly too. The latter is a must.
Skyline, Boat Quay, Singapore An interesting building can be seen in the Marine Parade area. This is about Katong Antique House, which is a museum as well as an antique store. The exhibits collected here will amaze any experienced tourist. In addition, this building stores history, and as a result, it is loved by many connoisseurs of history. It is definitely worth going for a ride on Singapore Flyer – not only because it can bring an unforgettable experience due to the adrenaline boost, but because the views of the city contain all the mysticism of Singapore, showing the city from an entirely different mysterious and beautiful side.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Singapore City and surroundings

Plan your own excursion through Singapore City: churches, museums and castles

Sultan Mosque, Singapore

Location on the map:     Facts:
» 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.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Location on the map:     Facts:
» 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.

Floating Stadium, Singapore

Location on the map:   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.
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Iconic cultural sights of Singapore

The "Tang Dynasty City" historical park is sure to surprise tourists with the realism of Chaani - the ancient Chinese capital. Decorative plants from all over Asia are collected under the glass in a park located on the waterfront. The main place is occupied by the symbol of the country - Vanda 'Miss Joaquim' orchid. The image of the flower adorns a one-cent coin issued before 2000. The National Zoo surprises visitors with the conditions close to the animals' natural habitat. Thrill-seekers can go on a safari to the remote corners of one of the reserves. Jurong is an industrial region of Singapore concentrating all the country's industrial facilities. The purity of the air and the beauty of the streets boggle the imagination. … Open

What to visit during two-day excursion in Singapore City

Raffles Hotel
Where: 1 Beach Road, Singapore City; Telephone: +65 6337 1886; Metro: City Hall;
Singapore Zoo
Where: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore City; Telephone: +65 6269 3411; Metro: Ang Mo Kio (then bus 138) or Choa Chu Kang station (then bus 927);
Where: Demarcated by South Street, South Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and Sago Street, Singapore City; Metro: Chinatown (can also be reached from Outram station);
The Sultan Mosque
Where: 3 Muscat Street, Singapore City; Telephone: +65 6256 8188; Metro: Bugis;
Boat Quay
Where: Next to the Singapore River, starting at South Bridge Road (source), Singapore City; Metro: Raffles Place;
Fort Canning Park
Where: 51Canning Rise, Singapore City; Telephone: +65 6332 1200; Metro: Dhoby Ghaut;
Suntec City
Where: Temasek Boulevard, Singapore City; Telephone: +65 6825 2667; Metro: City Hall;
Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon
Where: Palawan Beach, Singapore City; Telephone: +65 6275 0030; Opening hours: 10.30am-6pm daily (last entry 5.30pm) Show sessions daily at 11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm & 5.30pm; More info: Yellow line bus, red line bus or palawan-tanjong beach tram;
Images of Singapore
Opening hours: 9am-7pm daily (Last admission 6.30pm); More info: Blue line bus, red line bus, sentosa express (alight at imbiah station);
Mount Imbiah
More info: Blue line bus, red line bus, sentosa express;
Sky Tower
Where: Located adjacent to the Sentosa cable car station., Singapore City; Opening hours: 9am-9pm daily (last admission 8.45pm); More info: Blue line bus, red line bus, sentosa express to imbiah station;
Singapore Flyer
Where: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore City; Opening hours: daily flight between 8.30am and 10.30pm.; More info: The mrt stops at the city hall mrt station about 10 minutes away from the singapore flyer.;
Clarke Quay
Where: Upstream from Boat Quay, Singapore City; Metro: Clarke Quay;
Where: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore City; Telephone: +65 6828 8377; Metro: City Hall;
Holland Village
Metro: Buona Vista;
The Southern Ridges
Metro: Harbour Front;
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Singapore City
♥   Palace 'Istana Singapore' , 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Istana Tyersall' , 5.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Istana Besar' , 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Istana Pasir Pelangi' , 22.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Istana Bukit Serene' , 25.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Singapore City and around
♥   Art museum 'National Gallery Singapore' Singapore, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum '8Q SAM' Singapore, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Singapore Art Museum' Singapore, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'ArtScience Museum' Singapore, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Museum of Singapore' Singapore, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Singapore City

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