Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

This grassy field is home to the Singapore Cricket Club and Singapore Recreation Club. During WWII, the invading Japanese herded the European community together here before marching them off to Changi Prison. Get the best view from the top floor of the National Gallery Singapore.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay attractions

1. City Hall

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It was here that Lord Louis Mountbatten announced the Japanese surrender in 1945 and that Lee Kuan Yew declared Singapore's independence in 1965. Today,…

2. National Gallery Singapore


Connected by a striking aluminium and glass canopy, Singapore's historic City Hall and Old Supreme Court buildings now form the city's breathtaking…

3. Lim Bo Seng Memorial

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This 3.6m-high pagoda was built in tribute to Major-General Lim Bo Seng, a Singaporean WWII hero.

4. St Andrew's Cathedral

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Funded by Scottish merchants and built by Indian convicts, this wedding cake of a cathedral stands in stark contrast to the glass and steel surrounding it…

5. Seeds

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This large granite sculpture is by Singaporean sculpture Han Sai Por.

6. New Supreme Court

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

7. Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

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Singapore’s S$600 million Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay offers a nonstop program of international and local performances, and free outdoor performances…

8. Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall

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Completed in 1862, the Victoria Theatre was one of Singapore's first Victorian Revivalist buildings, inspired by the Italian Renaissance. It reopened in…