Singapore Architecture Trail

Singapore Architecture Trail is something that we came up for you to plan your route.

Singapore is a small city, but if you walk around, it is not hard to find many excellent designs and architectual marvels on this little red dot. The island had attracted many renowned architects around the world to come here to build architectural masterpieces and noteworthy landmarks with outstanding visual charm.

We have gathered here some of the architectural icons that are spread around Marina Bay to create the Singapore's signature skyline walking trail. This Architecture Trail starts from Marina Bay City Gallery where it showcases the latest developments in Marina Bay and ends at Marina Bay Financial Centre.

This is a flexible walking tour that you can customize to fit your preferences. Select the public architecture that you are interested in and follow this public modern architecture trail.

So what are you waiting for! Start wearing your shoes and start your Singapore Architecture walking guide now!

Tips:

  • To complete the full Singapore Architecture walking trail, it is about 8km long and estimated to take about 2 hours. So remember to plan your time properly.
  • Be sure to dress in light comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Also, if you can, please bring along a hat, poncho/umbrella and sunscreen. At times, especially between May to June, Singapore is quite hot and humid, and it is uncomfortable to walk under the sun in the open spaces
  • Bring some drinking water along with you. It may be heavy, but it is worth it when you feel thirsty.

How to get to Start Point:

  • By MRT - Marina Bay MRT station (CE2, Exit B) along the Circle Line Extension.
  • By Public Bus - 97/97E, 106, 133, 133M.
  • By River Taxi - Singapore River Cruise, Singapore River Explorer

Singapore Architecture

Marina Bay City Gallery

Designer

Cox Group and Architects 61

Location

Marina Bay Boulevard

Description

Located on the waterfront with a fantastic view on the whole Marina Bay. This 2 storey building incorporates sustainable design features. It is home to a gallery that showcases the latest plans and developments, technological advances and events in Marina Bay.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head north on Bayfront Link - about 53 m, about 1 min walk
  2. Turn right
    Destination will be on the right - about 0.3 km, about 4 mins walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.4 km

Time Required (to next POI)

5 mins

Marina Bay Sands

Designer

Moshe Safdier and Associates, and Aedes

Location

Bayfront Avenue

Description

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) was completed in 2010. The MBS ArtScience Museum's lotus-inspired design is a symbol of welcome to visitors, while the one-hectare Sky Park features the largest building cantilever observation deck in the world.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head northeast - about 0.1 km, about 1 min walk
  2. Turn right - about 43 m, about 1 min walk
  3. Walk for 350 m - about 0.3 km, about 4 mins walk
  4. Head northeast
    Destination will be on the left - about 0.1 km, about 2 mins walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.6 km

Time Required (to next POI)

8 mins

The Helix

Designer

Cox Group and Architects 61 and engineering firm Arup

Location

Raffles Avenue

Description

Helix is the world first curved "double helix" pedestrian bridge. Resembling the structure of DNA, the bridge symbolizes life and continuity, growth for Marina Bay.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head north - about 0.2 km, about 2 mins walk
  2. Turn right toward Bayfront Ave - about 83 m, about 1 min walk
  3. Turn right toward Bayfront Ave
    Take the stairs - about 22 m, about 1 min walk
  4. Turn right toward Bayfront Ave - about 16 m, about 1 min walk
  5. Sharp left onto Bayfront Ave
    May be closed at certain times or days - about 27 m, about 1 min walk
  6. Turn right onto Raffles Ave
    May be closed at certain times or days - about 0.2 km, about 3 mins walk
  7. Turn right
    Destination will be on the left - about 50 m, about 1 min walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.6 km

Time Required (to next POI)

8 mins

Singapore Flyer

Designer

Dr Kisho Kurokawa and Singapore's DP Architects

Location

Raffles Avenue

Description

Standing at a stunning 165 meters from the ground, Singapore Flyer is the world's largest observation wheel. At night, watch the changing sequences of specially coordinated lighting.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head north toward Raffles Ave - about 50 m, about 1 min walk
  2. Slight right onto Raffles Ave
    May be closed at certain times or days - about 0.1 km, about 2 mins walk
  3. Turn left onto Raffles Blvd - about 0.3 km, about 4 mins walk
  4. Turn right onto Temasek Ave - about 88 m, about 1 min walk
  5. Turn left - about 78 m, about 1 min walk
  6. Slight left - about 0.2 km, about 2 mins walk
  7. Turn left - about 35 m, about 1 min walk
  8. Turn left - about 45 m, about 1 min walk
  9. Walk for 77 m - about 77 m, about 1 min walk
  10. Head west - about 25 m, about 1 min walk
  11. Turn left
    Destination will be on the right - about 37 m, about 1 min walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.9 km

Time Required (to next POI)

13 mins

Millenia Singapore

Designer

Philip Johmson, Kevin Roche and John Burgee with DP Architects

Location

Raffles Avenue

Description

A collection of buildings designed by highly lauded American architects with local firm DP Architects in 1996, this large mixed-use development includes two luxury hotels, two premium office towers and a shopping arcade.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head west toward Temasek Blvd - about 5 m, about 1 min walk
  2. Turn left toward Temasek Blvd - about 0.1 km, about 2 mins walk
  3. Turn left onto Temasek Blvd - about 69 m, about 1 min walk
  4. Turn right toward Temasek Blvd - about 12 m, about 1 min walk
  5. Turn left onto Temasek Blvd - about 69 m, about 1 min walk
  6. Turn right onto Raffles Blvd - about 0.2 km, about 3 mins walk
  7. Turn left onto Nicoll Hwy
    May be closed at certain times or days - about 0.1 km, about 2 mins walk
  8. Turn right toward Raffles Link - about 65 m, about 1 min walk
  9. Turn left toward Raffles Link
    Take the stairs - about 0.2 km, about 2 mins walk
  10. Turn left onto Raffles Link - about 0.1 km, about 1 min walk
  11. Turn right - about 20 m, about 1 min walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 1.0 km

Time Required (to next POI)

12 mins

Marina Square

Designer

John Portman & Associates and DP Architects

Location

Raffles Boulevard

Description

Marina Square is the first building complex built on reclaimed land at Marina Center. Completed in 1985, Marina Square comprises of three hotels, an office building and a retail mall.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head northwest toward Raffles Link - about 20 m, about 1 min walk
  2. Turn left onto Raffles Link - about 0.2 km, about 2 mins walk
  3. Turn left onto Raffles Ave
    May be closed at certain times or days - about 18 m, about 1 min walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.2 km

Time Required (to next POI)

2 mins

Esplanade - Threatres on the Bay

Designer

DP Architects and Michael Wilford & Partners

Location

Esplanade Drive

Description

This performing arts center opened in 2002. The distinctive aluminium cladding on the exterior has earned it the local nickname, the 'durains'. On edome houses a 1600 seater concert hall and the other dome a 1900 seater theatre hall. All year round Esplanade Theatres is a hive of events and activities.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head northwest on Raffles Ave toward Raffles Link
    May be closed at certain times or days - about 73 m, about 1 min walk
  2. Turn left toward Coleman St - about 36 m, about 1 min walk
  3. Turn right toward Coleman St
    Take the stairs - about 93 m, about 1 min walk
  4. Turn left toward Coleman St
    Take the stairs - about 56 m, about 1 min walk
  5. Turn right toward Coleman St - about 0.1 km, about 1 min walk
  6. Turn right onto Coleman St - about 0.2 km, about 2 mins walk
  7. Turn left onto St Andrew's Rd - about 0.2 km, about 2 mins walk
  8. Turn right - about 22 m, about 1 min walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.7 km

Time Required (to next POI)

9 mins

Old Supreme Court Building Singapore

Designer

Frank Dorrington Ward of the Public Works Department of Singapore

Location

St. Andrew Road

Description

The Old Supreme Court Building is the former courthouse of the Supreme Court of Singapore. It was designed by Frank Dorrington Ward of the Public Works Department of Singapore, and was his last and most significant piece of work. The pediment sculpture which characterized the Supreme Court is a work by Florentine sculptor Augusto Martelli and the Corinthian columns are works by Cavaliere Rudolfo Nolli.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head - about 1 m, about 1 min walk
  2. Walk for 61 mTake the stairs - about 61 m, about 1 min walk
  3. Head southwest - about 1 m, about 1 min walk
  4. Turn right onto Parliament Pl - about 0.1 km, about 2 mins walk
  5. Continue onto High St
    Pass by EFG Trust Company (Singapore) Ltd (on the left in 24 m) - about 0.1 km, about 2 mins walk
  6. Turn right toward Hill St - about 24 m, about 1 min walk
  7. Turn left toward Hill St - about 29 m, about 1 min walk
  8. Turn left onto Hill St
    Destination will be on the right - about 0.1 km, about 1 min walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.5 km

Time Required (to next POI)

7 mins

Mica Building

Designer

Frank Dorrington Ward

Location

Hill Street

Description

MICA Building, home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA), also known as Old Hill Street Police Station, is a colonial landmark located at the junction of River Valley Road and Hill Street. The architect was Frank Dorrington Ward. Its windows are now painted in shades of rainbow colours.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head southwest on Hill St toward River Valley Rd - about 48 m, about 1 min walk
  2. Continue onto Eu Tong Sen St
    Partial toll road - about 0.1 km, about 2 mins walk
  3. Turn left toward New Bridge Rd - about 32 m, about 1 min walk
  4. Slight right onto New Bridge Rd - about 0.3 km, about 5 mins walk
  5. Turn left onto Upper Pickering St
    Destination will be on the left - about 0.2 km, about 2 mins walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.8 km

Time Required (to next POI)

10 mins

ParkRoyal On Pickering

Location

Upper Pickering Street

Description

Did you know that ParkRoyal on Pickering is one of the first Singapore hotels to feature a solar energy system? All the grow lamps and sky garden night lighting are powered by the substantive 60kWp solar PV, thus reducing the consumption of precious non-renewable resources.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head southeast on Upper Pickering St toward South Bridge Rd - about 24 m, about 1 min walk
  2. Turn left onto South Bridge Rd - about 0.1 km, about 1 min walk
  3. Turn right onto S Canal Rd - about 0.2 km, about 3 mins walk
  4. Continue onto Chulia St - about 0.1 km, about 1 min walk
  5. Continue onto Battery Rd - about 48 m, about 1 min walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.5 km

Time Required (to next POI)

6 mins

One Raffles Place

Designer

Paul Noritaka Tange

Location

Raffles Place

Description

With its crystalline facade embellished with bold lighting effects to make its mark on Singapore's skyline. One Raffles Place evolves from a mere office tower to a one-stop hub for quality dining, indulgent lifestyle services and convenient daily necessities. The development is a proud recipient of the Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum award.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head east on Battery Rd toward Bonham St - about 59 m, about 1 min walk
  2. Turn left onto Bonham St - about 75 m, about 1 min walk
  3. Turn right onto Boat Quay - about 0.1 km, about 2 mins walk
  4. Turn right to stay on Boat Quay - about 12 m, about 1 min walk
  5. Turn left onto Fullerton Square - about 16 m, about 1 min walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.3 km

Time Required (to next POI)

4 mins

The Fullerton Heritage

Location

Collyer Quay

Description

A dinning and hospitality complex, The Fullerton Heritage, combines both historical and contemporary structures. Admire the neo-classical look of the Fullerton Hotel, the Art Decor Style of the Clifford Pier and the distinctive wavy roof of One Fullerton.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head southwest on Fullerton Square toward Boat Quay - about 0.1 km, about 1 min walk
  2. Turn left
    Take the stairs - about 0.2 km, about 3 mins walk
  3. Turn right
    Take the stairs - about 0.3 km, about 4 mins walk
  4. Turn right - about 17 m, about 1 min walk
  5. Turn left - about 0.2 km, about 2 mins walk
  6. Turn right
    Destination will be on the left - about 18 m, about 1 min walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.8 km

Time Required (to next POI)

10 mins

OUE Bayfront

Designer

DP Architects

Location

Collyer Quay

Description

The development comprises the conserved Change Alley Aerial Plaza, the overhead pedestrian bridge that links Clifford Centre to Collyer Quay, and a new office building on the site of the former Overseas Union House, where the famous Neptune Theatre was located.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head east - about 18 m, about 1 min walk
  2. Turn right onto Marina View Link - about 0.2 km, about 2 mins walk
  3. Turn right onto Marina Blvd
    Destination will be on the right - about 65 m, about 1 min walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.2 km

Time Required (to next POI)

3 mins

One Marina Boulevard

Designer

DP Architects

Location

Marina Boulevard

Description

This building is home to National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) and stands out as a simple vertical form with an elegant facade to create a contemporary corporate image.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head northwest on Marina Blvd toward Collyer Quay - about 26 m, about 1 min walk
  2. Turn left onto Raffles Quay - about 0.1 km, about 2 mins walk
  3. Turn right onto Telegraph St
    Destination will be on the right - about 44 m, about 1 min walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.2 km

Time Required (to next POI)

2 mins

One Raffles Quay

Designer

Kohn Peterson Fox Architects and Architects 61

Location

Raffles Quay

Description

This building won the prestigious International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) Prix d'Excellence for design excellence in 2008. For the environmental friendliness of its building. One Raffles Quay was accorded Singapore's Building and Construction Authority's Green Mark Gold Award.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head southeast on Telegraph St toward Raffles Quay - about 44 m, about 1 min walk
  2. Turn left onto Raffles Quay - about 0.1 km, about 1 min walk
  3. Turn right onto Marina Blvd - about 91 m, about 2 mins walk
  4. Turn right onto Marina View Link - about 75 m, about 1 min walk
  5. Turn left - about 73 m, about 1 min walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.4 km

Time Required (to next POI)

5 mins

The Sail @ Marina Bay

Designer

NBBJ and Team Design Architects

Location

Marina Boulevard

Description

Deriving inspiration from the surrounding sea, The Sail @ Marina Bay, a six-star luxury residence, was designed to look like a sculpture created by the hands of nature. The Sail @ Marina Bay is one of the world's tallest residences. The development is a winner of FIABCI Award 2010.

Walking Guide (to next POI)

  1. Head south toward Marina View Link - about 55 m, about 1 min walk
  2. Turn left onto Marina View Link - about 36 m, about 1 min walk
  3. Turn right onto Marina View - about 62 m, about 1 min walk
  4. Turn left toward Maxwell Rd/Straits View - about 93 m, about 1 min walk
  5. Turn right onto Maxwell Rd/Straits View
    Continue to follow Straits View - about 0.1 km, about 1 min walk
  6. Turn left
    Destination will be on the left - about 48 m, about 1 min walk

Walking Distance (to next POI)

 0.4 km

Time Required (to next POI)

5 mins

Marina Bay Financial Center

Designer

Kohn Peterson Fox Architects and Architects 61

Location

Marina Boulevard

Description

The towers are oriented to maximize views of the bay and the crystal forms on the building's exterior create a strong, reflective profile. This integrated development has 3 office towers, 2 residential blocks and an underground shopping mall. 

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