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Empress Place Building, Singapore

Empress Place Building - Singapore, Singapore
Empress Place Building
1 Empress Place, Singapore, Singapore 179555Map
+65 6736 6622(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Overview

At the northern bank of the Singapore River near Cavenagh Bridge stands this robust neoclassical structure named in honor of Queen Victoria. Designed by chief engineer Major McNair, the Empress Place Building was built in 1865 with a beautiful facade adorned with Doric columns and rustic French windows topped by ornate fanlights. Initially a courthouse, it had become the headquarters for some government offices by the 1960s. After a profound refurbishment, it was introduced to the public in 1989, its premises taken over by an art gallery, souvenir shops and eateries. You ought to visit the place when you come to Singapore.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Raffles Place
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