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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!

How It works:

  • Select any architectural marvels that interest you to show in the map.
  • Click on the Singapore Architecture marker in the map to view more details on the architecture.
  • Click on the thumbnail to see larger photo of the Singapore Architecture.

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
Start Point: Marina Bay City Gallery
Point of Interest:
Marina Bay Sands The Helix Singapore Flyer
Millenia Singapore Marina Square Esplanade - Threatres on the Bay
Old Supreme Court Building Mica Building ParkRoyal On Pickering
One Raffles Place Fullerton Heritage OUE Bayfront
One Marina Boulevard One Raffles Quay The Sail @ Marina Bay
End Point: Marina Bay Financial Centre

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Singapore Architecture

Marina Bay City Gallery
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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.

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Marina Bay Sands
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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 obervation deck in the world.

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The Helix
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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 symbolises life and continuity, growth for Marina Bay.

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Singapore Flyer
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Singapore Flyer Designer
Dr Kisho Kurokawa and Singapore's DP Architects

Location
Raffles Avenue

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

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Millenia Singapore
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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.

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Marina Square
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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 Centre. Completed in 1985, Marina Square comprises of three hotels, an office building and a retail mall.


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Esplanade - Threatres on the Bay
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Esplanade - Threatres on the Bay Designer
DP Aritects and Michael Wilford & Partners

Location
Esplanade Drive

Description
This performing arts centre 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.

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Old Supreme Court Building Singapore
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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.

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Mica Building
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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.

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ParkRoyal On Pickering
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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.

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One Raffles Place
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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.

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The Fullerton Heritage
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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 Deco Style of the Clifford Pier and the distinctive wavy roof of One Fullerton.

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OUE Bayfront
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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.

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One Marina Boulevard
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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 comtemporary corporate image.

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One Raffles Quay
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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.

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The Sail @ Marina Bay
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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.

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Marina Bay Financial Centre
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Marina Bay Financial Centre Designer
Kohn Peterson Fox Architects and Architects 61

Location
Marina Boulevard

Description
The towers are oriented to maximise 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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Youth Olympic Park
Youth Olympic Park is the first art park in Singapore. The park is located at the entrance of double helix bridge and is one of the new landmark in Marina Bay.

Singapore Helix
Singapore Helix, The worldÂ’s first double helix structural bridge is officially open to the public on 24 April 2010. The architectural marvel took two years to complete and it is built with special stainless steel tubes that are assembled in spiral fashion with great precision.

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall also known as Wan Qing Yuan, and formerly as Sun Yat Sen Villa, is a double-storey colonial villa at Balestier in Singapore.

Chinatown Heritage Centre
Chinatown Heritage Centre houses a wealth of memories and untold stories of the lifes and times of early Chinatown.

Changi Museum
Changi Museum is a museum dedicated to Singapore's history during the Second World War.

Singapore City Gallery
The Singapore City Gallery is a place where you can catch a bird's eye view of Singapore's central area through a fascinating 100-square metre architectural model.

Merlion Park
Merlion Park is a popular Singapore tourist attraction. Two structures of the Merlion are located here and it is a major tourist attraction and a Singapore landmark

Asian Civilisations Museum
The Asian Civilisations Museum's growing collection traces the cultural roots of Singaporeans through its focus on Southeast Asia, South Asia, China and the Islamic world of West Asia.

Asian Civilisations Museum
The Singapore Philatelic Museum is a museum about the postal history of Singapore and its stamps and to promote interest in Singapore's history and heritage in philately.

Peranakan Museum
The Peranakan Museum is a museum in Singapore specialising in Peranakan culture. First of its kind in the world that explore Peranakan cultures in Singapore and other Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia.

National Museum of Singapore
National Museum of Singapore is Singapore's oldest museum. It prides itself on introducing cutting edge and varied ways of presenting Singapore history to redefine the conventional museum experience.

Red Dot Design Museum
The second red dot design museum was established in Singapore in November 2005. The museum is the anchor tenant and key attraction at the red dot traffic, a creative hub located at Maxwell Road, the former Singapore traffic Police Headquarters.

Marina Barrage
Marina Barrage is a realization of a vision twenty years ago. It is built across the mouth Marina Channel, creating Singapore's 15 reservoir and boosting Singapore's water supply. It has become a hot spot for recreational activities.