Singapore is a world famous tourist city with highly developed economic. So many famous tourist spots attract tourists from all over the world.
Singapore has evolved today as one of the most popular destinations of the world as far as the vacations are concerned. The chief attractions of this nation are the sky-high buildings, the Singapore River that adds to the beauty of this nation and the historical as well as the architectural buildings that deserve our appreciation and applause.
Regarding the monuments and architecture of Singapore it could be said that there remain a few evidences that prove the fact that there existed most probably during the 1330’s buildings or structures that were man made.
If you visit Singapore at present, you would find that it has been graced with numerous buildings, the construction of which dates back to the year 1819, the year or the period, when Sir Stamford Raffles founded the modern Singapore. The modern day buildings that adorn this nation reflects the modern style that has been used to built these buildings or it could be said that it reflects the modern architecture of this flourishing nation. The architectures took the help of the brutalist style to create some of the magnificent buildings of this nation.
The Empress Place Building was built in the year 1867 and surrounding streets merge on the grounds. Another great building is called The Old Parliament House which is the oldest building in the city and was built around 1827. This building which reminds of British era has a courthouse and currently houses the Singapore film and studio arts collected from various sources.
A coastal fort known as Fort Siloso has survived through time and reminds of World War II in Singapore. This fort is popular among The monuments in Singapore that are visited by tourists and has a good collection of military equipment including trench mortars and guns. A tram that runs twice a day on Sunday, Friday and Saturday can also be found in this region. An underground fort called The Battle Box, which has undergone tremendous restorations during the Second World War, has many rooms that remind of the events that took place in those times.
A Chinatown mosque named Jamae Chulia Mosque was built by a particular group of Muslims from India in the year 1826. It consists of gates and doorways that reminds of an excellent architecture belonging to the colonial era. Visitors can tour shrines and many other areas of this great mosque. Another mosque called The Sultan Mosque is situated in Kampong Glam District and attracts many visitors. Guests can know more about the renovation that took place in the early twentieth century that added many elements of architecture such as minarets.
Built by Chinese immigrants in 1842, Thian Hock Keng temple is well maintained of all historical places in Singapore which is accessible to tourists. The Singapore government has done well to preserve the temple’s stone work and tiles. This temple pays homage to many works of original pilgrims at its entrance. Another great temple dedicated to Goddess Kali is called Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. It attracts many Hindu devotees who pay their respects to the goddess on their visit to this temple. Built in 1855, it has a tower featuring many important figures of Hindu mythology and there are some excellent displays within its interiors.
Fort Canning Park Singapore
Behind the Singapore History Museum at Stamford Road, situated on top of a hill, is Fort Canning. You can get into Fort Canning via several accesses – the Park Mall underpass, the National Library underpass, the Hill Street Food Centre and the River Valley Swimming Complex. Besides being a welcome respite of quiet greenery in the city, it is also a historic area. In ancient times, Fort Canning Hill was known as Forbidden Hill, and archeologists have found Javanese artifacts dating from the 14th century, when Singapore was part of the Majapahit empire. The hill, sacred to the Malays, also contains the shrine of Sultan Iskandar Shah, the last monarch of the old kingdom of Singapura.
Saint George’s Church
Formerly a nutmeg plantation, this Anglican church was first built for British Troops in the Tanglin Barracks (then the General Headquarters of the British Far East Land Forces), back in 1910. During the Japanese Occupation, the Japanese forces used it as a site for ammunition dump. Today, Saint George’s Church is still in use as a place of worship for Christians in Singapore.
National Museum of Singapore
The National Museum of Singapore is a must-see travel destination for international tourists, as it stands for the spirit of modern Singapore. Since its establishment in 1887, the museum has been an important source of repository about Singapore’s rich cultural heritage. The museum underwent massive renovation, and was opened to public in 2006. Blending Singapore’s extraordinary history with modern technology, the museum offers a splendid experience for visitors to know Singapore’s 11 National Treasures, including the Singapore Stone. Some of the best attractions at the museum are the Singapore History Gallery, Singapore Living Gallery, Goh Seng Choo Gallery, and the Stamford Gallery. The museum also hosts several restaurants and cafés, which offer various cuisines to tourists.