Attractions

Architecture in Orchard Road

Emerald Hill Road

Take time out from your shopping to wander up frangipani-scented Emerald Hill Rd, graced with some of Singapore's finest terrace houses. Special mentions go to No 56 (built in 1902, and one of the earliest buildings…
Notable Building in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Old Parliament House

Built in 1827, the Old Parliament House is Singapore's oldest government building. Originally a private mansion, it became a courthouse, then the Assembly House of the colonial government and, finally, the Parliamen…
Notable Building in Pulau Ubin

House No. 1

This black and white Tudor-style house was built in the 1930's as a retreat for the Chief Surveyor of Singapore and has supposedly the country's only working fireplace. Inside, visitors can learn more about Chek Jaw…
Notable Building in Little India & Kampong Glam

Parkview Square

In tribute to the fictional city from the Batman series, this edifice is often referred to as the 'Gotham Building' due to its art deco architecture. The Divine Bar, home to wine-gathering flying angels, can be foun…
Notable Building in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Parliament House

Often referred to as 'new Parliament' the building is situated behind the Old Parliament House. It was opened in 1999 and proceedings are open to the public, check the website for sittings dates and don't forget you…
Notable Building in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Raffles Hotel

Although its resplendent lobby is only accessible to hotel guests and its bars are little more than tourist traps, Singapore's most iconic slumber palace is worth a quick visit for its magnificent ivory frontage, fa…
Notable Building in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Capitol Theatre

After years of neglect, the freshly restored art deco Capitol Theatre is once again taking centre stage. Built in 1929 and locally dubbed 'the Grande Dame', the former movie palace is part of the luxury Capitol Piaz…
Notable Building in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

New Supreme Court

Singapore's New Supreme Court is a sci-fi statement co-designed by Sir Norman Foster's firm Foster + Partners.