The architecture in Singapore is exquisite, with many both beautiful modern buildings and historical places of interest to visit. You are going to learn about five of the best examples of architecture in the country so you know where to go when you are on vacation. It’s always nice to know where to go. Here are those five architectural attractions that you are going to want to put at the top of your list.
You get to see two bridges at the same location when you take this first tip and make your way to Marina Bay. This is a modern architectural example that you are going to want to check out as soon as possible. Feast your eyes on Helix Bridge, and you can also check out the Benjamin Sheares Bridge. Helix Bridge links Marina Bay to Marina Center, and get this, it is a curved bridge. If that characteristic of the bridge doesn’t sound too exciting, well it was the first of its kind in the entire world. The design is very interesting, and that is what is going to make you want to see this bridge as one of the great examples of architecture in Singapore.
Next up is the Battlebox, which is a military museum that used to serve as an underground command center. Located at 2 Cox Terrace in Fort Canning Park, Battlebox features wax figures and many great exhibits. This museum features a very informative guided tour, so you get to learn quite a lot as you take in the building and the history inside this wonderful museum. People say to show up early enough to get a ticket for the tour because it is required and the museum can be very busy.
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is another great example of architecture in Singapore. The building is located at 288 South Bridge Road, and it even features a roof garden. It’s great when you get to experience architecture and a museum at the same time, and that is what the last two historical places of interest provide. The building is beautiful, and you are going to be in the Chinatown area when you visit. That means you can experience the culture of Chinatown, too, while you are in the area.
ION Sky is a place you might want to stop by last after you have seen and done just about everything you have time for while vacationing in Singapore. ION Sky offers 360 degree views of the city, and that is quite impressive. It is even better if you have a pair of binoculars. Imagine what all you are going to be able to see from up there. Whatever great examples of architecture you didn’t get to visit, well, you can see them best you can from up there. There is also a restaurant and an art gallery on site.
Emerald Hill is a beautiful neighborhood and historic site located off of Orchard Road. The buildings in the neighborhood represent Peranakan style architecture, and they are beautiful. The entire neighborhood is said to be beautiful, so Emerald Hill is definitely a place of interest that you’re going to want to check out. People say it’s like a step back in time.
Some architectural examples described in this piece are a step back in time, while others are more modern. It is going to be a treat to visit all of them if you get a chance. Which of these attractions sound the most interesting to you? Helix Bridge sounds really cool, and I wanted to mention it again because there are many other bridges in Singapore that you might want to visit as well.