Landmarks in Singapore

One of the joys of sightseeing in any city is viewing the famous landmarks - those places that make a city's skyline unique or give a glimpse into the city's history or culture. There are plenty of famous landmarks in Singapore to see - from the historic to the very modern, we highlight some of the best spots to enjoy unique viewpoints of Singapore.

Singapore may be known as a modern vibrant city, but its most famous landmark remains from the colonial era - Raffles Hotel. Famous throughout the world as a symbol of luxury, its reputation dates back from the days when it counted Charlie Chaplin and Noel Coward as its guests. A walk around its palm-filled courtyards and breezy verandas whisks you back to this forgotten era.

Other historical buildings representing Singapore's colonial era include the elegant National Museum of Singapore, originally built as the Raffles Library and Museum in 1887 and the Fullerton Building, built in 1928 and named after Robert Fullerton, the first Governor of the Straits Settlements. It used to house the General Post Office but today is home to the Fullerton Hotel, with its enviable location right on the river.

Also along the river you will find Raffles Landing Site, believed to be the spot where the founding father of modern Singapore first stepped ashore in 1819, while Merlion Park guards the mouth of the river and provides and excellent viewpoint from which to admire the modern architecture of Marina Bay.

Among these modern structures which have changed the shape of Singapore's skyline in recent years include the Singapore Flyer, currently the world's highest observation wheel, the Esplanade Theatre - it's prickly exterior earning it the nickname 'the Durians' amongst locals for its similarity to that famous stinky Asian fruit, and the Marina Bay Sands hotel, where you can visit the Sands Skypark to enjoy unparalleled views over the city.

Raffles Hotel

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1 Beach Road
#01-01/02/03 Raffles Hotel

The Grand Dame of Singapore... read more

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Merlion Park

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Fullerton Road
South bank, at the mouth of the Singapore River, adjacent to One Fullerton

Singapore's National Emblem... read more

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Sands SkyPark

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Bayfront Ave

Sensational Views over the City... read more

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Singapore Flyer

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30 Raffles Ave
No 01-07

World's largest observation wheel... read more

Raffles Landing Site

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North Boat Quay

Statue of the Founder of Singapore... read more

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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

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288 South Bridge Rd

Learn the fascinating history of Buddhism... read more

Padang

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St. Andrew's Road & Connaught Drive
Opposite City Hall

Field with a Rich History... read more

Esplanade (Theatres on the Bay)

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1 Esplanade Drive

Theatres on the Bay... read more

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National Museum of Singapore

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93 Stamford Rd
#01-03 National Museum

Six Centuries Of Singapore History... read more

Fullerton Building

1 Fullerton Square

Landmark Building... read more
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