The colonial neighbourhood , Singapore
The colonial neighbourhood

This area surrounds the business district and is home to countless colonial monuments like the town hall, the supreme court, and the parliament.

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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor Profile

Discover The colonial neighbourhood

To the north of Chinatown, on the other bank of the Singapore River, lies the colonial neighbourhood. Surrounding the business district, it hosts countless colonial monuments like the town hall and parliament. Along Orchard Road, it is on the banks of the River Singapore that you will find one of the liveliest places in the city both day and night. The visitor may freely enjoy the delicious dishes, go for a stroll or boat ride (Boat Quay and Clarke Quay), or for an evening out. Not far from there, the Padang and the park of the Esplanade are strolling grounds for Singapore citizens. But the colonial neighbourhood still holds myriad surprises: churches (St Andrew, Good Shepherd, Convent of the Baby Jesus, Saint-Gregory the Illuminator), museums (Fina arts, national and philatelic), Fort Canning (that offers a lovely view of the city) and especially the mythical Raffles Hotel, a veritable national monument dating back to 1899.

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The colonial neighbourhood

The colonial neighbourhood , Singapore's skyline , Singapore
Singapore's skyline

The contrast between the colonial district and the Singapore skyline is striking!

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The colonial neighbourhood , The Raffles Hotel , Singapore
The Raffles Hotel

This legendary hotel just steps from the colonial district takes you back to the colonial atmosphere of the 19th century.

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The colonial neighbourhood , Singapore
The colonial neighbourhood C. Hiltgen/Easyvoyage 2015
The colonial neighbourhood , Singapore
The colonial neighbourhood C. Hiltgen/Easyvoyage 2015
The colonial neighbourhood , Singapore
The colonial neighbourhood C. Hiltgen/Easyvoyage 2015
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