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UOB Plaza, Singapore

UOB Plaza, Singapore

They say that the main reason to visit Singapore's Financial District is to feel like a tiny ant in a canyon of gleaming skyscrapers. To see what things look like from the top of the man-made canyon, the best place to head is the OUB Centre – home to the Overseas Union Bank, which is the complex to the west of the United Overseas Bank Plaza, offering truly amazing panoramic views from its rooftop bar, the world's highest alfresco bar, called 1-Altitude. To the right of the soaring metallic triangle of the OUB Centre are the twin towers of the rocket-shaped UOB Plaza One and the slightly older UOB Plaza Two. Both buildings are connected by a 45 m (148 ft) podium supported by four columns. Also visible from there are the rich brown walls of 6 Battery Road, the sturdy Singapore Land Tower, and the almost Art Deco-style Chevron House.

The adjacent area along the river has been well arranged and is a great place for river views and a walk, surrounded by lots of pubs and restaurants. As in most cities, public opinion is fiercely divided over high-rise architecture, but so far Singapore has been spared the more eye-soaring modern follies that blight other cities. The UOB itself is well known as a patron of local art and takes pride in displaying its collection at their art gallery, so by going during office hours, you may admire the view and paintings at the same time. Fans of surrealistic master Salvador Dali wouldn't want to miss the sculpture named “Homage to Newton”, a typically bizarre work that feels somewhat out of place in a city not known for its appreciation of the hallucinatory.

The three roads that run southwest from Raffles Place – namely, Cecil Street, Robinson Road, and Shenton Way – are all crammed with more high-rise banks and financial houses.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-6:30pm

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Sight Name: UOB Plaza
Sight Location: Singapore, Singapore
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Singapore, Singapore

Create Your Own Walk in Singapore

Create Your Own Walk in Singapore

Creating your own self-guided walk in Singapore is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums Tour

Museums Tour

Singapore's crazy population mix means that there are museums dedicated to the culture of each community that makes up the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural nature of this island state. This self-guided tour will take you through museums that display the Asian way of life, art and religion.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Singapore Shopping Tour

Singapore Shopping Tour

Singapore being a melting pot of Asian nations, you can pick up stuff from all across Asia here. This self-guided tour will take you through pedestrian shopping plazas, historical shop-houses in Chinatown and local ethnic markets. Enjoy!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Colonial District Walking Tour

Colonial District Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Chinatown Walking Tour

Chinatown Walking Tour

The Chinese make up a majority of the population in Singapore. Chinatown is, therefore, a district full of valuable historical monuments, fascinating museums, and tasty food markets. There are also many wonderful shop-houses that sell exotic items to be found nowhere else. This self-guided tour will take you through the most popular places in Singapore's Chinatown.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Singapore Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles

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