Singapore’s Architectural Highlights: Civic District

Singapore’s Architectural Highlights: Civic District, Singapore, Singapore (B)

Trace Singapore’s history from the past to the future as you tread from historic colonial buildings to the skyline-changing icons.

This is your one-stop guide to discover the very best of the architectures at the Civic District of Central Singapore—a place where heritage meets modernity at the intersection between arts and technology.

This 1887 grande dame has embodied everlasting regal elegance with its Old World charm and leafy tropical gardens. Among the many luminaries contributing to the legendary reputation of Raffles were Rudyard Kipling, Elizabeth Taylor, Somerset Maugham, Ava Gardner and Noel Coward.

Formerly a Catholic convent in 1852, this Gothic chapel has evolved into a lifestyle complex of dining, shopping and entertainment. It has also served as backdrop for musicals, performance arts and weddings (including the famous wedding scene in Crazy Rich Asians).

Singapore’s oldest Roman Catholic church was built in 1844 in a restrained Renaissance styling with Palladian porticos. It is also the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore and the seat of its archbishop. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Singapore’s Architectural Highlights: Civic District
Guide Location: Singapore » Singapore
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Andrew Darwitan
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Raffles Singapore
  • Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • National Museum of Singapore
  • Fort Canning Park
  • Peranakan Museum
  • Singapore Philatelic Museum
  • Armenian Apostolic Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator
  • Central Fire Station
  • Old Hill Street Police Station
  • National Gallery Singapore
  • St. Andrew’s Cathedral
  • Parliament of Singapore
  • The Arts House
  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall
  • Raffles’ Landing Site
  • Cavenagh Bridge
  • The Fullerton Hotel
  • Merlion Park
  • Esplanade
  • Helix Bridge
  • ArtScience Museum
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • Marina Barrage
  • Bay East Garden

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