Parliament House

Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

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, dress appropriately (no singlets, shorts or sandals) and don't forget your passport. Entry is along Parliament Pl, where you'll also find ParlConnect, a small exhibition on the history and workings of Singapore's Parliament, open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (entry is free).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay attractions

1. Old Parliament House

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Built in 1826, the Old Parliament House is Singapore's oldest government building. Originally a private mansion, it became a courthouse, then the Assembly…

2. 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.

3. Raffles Landing

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This spot, between the Asian Civilisation Museum and Old Parliament House, marks the place where Sir Stamford Raffles landed in Singapore on 29 January…

4. National Gallery Singapore

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

5. 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…

6. 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,…

7. ReDot Fine Art Gallery

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The only gallery in Singapore specialising in Australian Indigenous art, Redot sources its captivating pieces from community-based art centres.

8. Art-2 Gallery

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A small contemporary art gallery, Art-2 offers a melange of mediums ranging from sculpture and ceramics to painting and paperwork from Southeast Asia.