Singapore definitely holds a past worth exploring and it's engraved in the historical buildings of the city-state that you shall take a glimpse through the prism of time. Exquisite old buildings such as Chijmes, Telok Ayer Market, Istana, Raffles Hotel and Old Parliament House bear witness to their dignified roles of time elapsed.
At the same time The Merlion Park and Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay (or better known as 'The Durian') play the modern role in the pageant of Singapore's many attractions and landmarks. And don't miss to visit the statue of the man who started it all off - Sir Stamford Raffles.
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1. Esplanade- Esplanade is another premiere performing arts venue in Singapore. This theatres on the bay features a 2,000-seating capacity, a two smaller studios, a mall as well as two outdoor theatres and is situated along the promenade.
2. Chijmes- A beautiful five-building gothic-style complex, Chijmes (pronounced 'chimes') is one of the most popular dining, shopping and lifestyle venues in Singapore. Located on the grounds of a former convent school, Chijmes reopened in 1997 after years of rebuilding.
3. Istana-Formerly known as Government House, Istana is where the Singaporean President's office is located. Constructed in the neo-Palladian Anglo-Indian style, it has beautiful surroundings and landscaping.
4. Kranji War Memorial- This is situated far away from the city centre in the northern area of Singapore, is where thousands of the Allied soldiers who died in Southeast Asia in World War II are buried.
5. Fort Canning Park- Behind the Singapore History Museum at Stamford Road, Fort Canning is situated on top of hill. 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.