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Arts House (The), Singapore

Arts House (The) - Singapore, Singapore
Arts House (The)
1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore, Singapore 179429Map
+65 6332 6900
Neighborhood: Colonial District
Overview

This two-story grandeur was once intended to be a private mansion. It was designed and erected by Irishman George Coleman in 1827 on a site previously occupied by the Temenggong of Singapore and his followers. The Palladian-style building then served as the Singapore Court House until 1939 after which it became the seat of legislature. Complementing its elegant display of pillars and porticoes, a little bronze elephant presented to the State by King Chulalongkorn of Siam in 1871 stands guard outside. The building now is a venue for contemporary visual arts, music, dance, film, comedy and theater. You can also dine at some of their fine restaurants like Viet Lang and Timbre. Guided tours are available.

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  • Type: Dance, Concerts, Theater
  • Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard
  • Nearest Train: City Hall Station, Raffles Place Station, Clark Quay Station
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