St Andrew’s Cathedral
This iconic landmark is just opposite the hotel and plays an integral part in the history of The Capitol Kempinski Hotel, having been home to Maria Balestier’s Revere bell. The site it stands on was originally reserved by Sir Stamford Raffles for a church as the Jackson Plan was being drafted. The church, completed in 1837, was converted to a Cathedral when it was rebuilt in 1856.
11 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178959
National Museum of Singapore
Inspiring with stories of Singapore and the world, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum, dating back to 1887 when it opened on Stamford Road as the Raffles Library and Museum. It holds the Revere bell that Maria Balestier donated to St Andrew’s Cathedral.
93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Just a stone’s throw away from the Hotel, the National Gallery Singapore showcases the largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art from the 19th century to the present day, with over 8,000 artworks sprawling over two national monuments – the former Supreme Court Building and City Hall.
1 St Andrew’s Road #01–01, Singapore 178957
Asian Civilisations Museum
The Asian Civilisations Museum houses the region’s most comprehensive collection of precious Pan-Asian artefacts, showcasing the rich history, cultures and religions of Southeast Asia, China, the Asian subcontinent and Islamic West Asia.
1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
Joseph Balestier’s plantation stretched to Kampong Glam, today the Muslim centre of Singapore. This quaint attraction is home to the impressive gold-domed Sultan Mosque, carpet and textile shops, and Middle Eastern cuisine. The area also boasts creative wall murals and boutique cocktail bars and restaurants. Bussorah Street is one of the most picturesque streets in Singapore, with its tiled pedestrian area, heritage architecture and palm trees, while Kandahar Street is home to some of the most beautifully restored elaborate shophouses in the city. The area also features the Malay Heritage Centre, with its nine galleries showcasing the history and culture of Singapore Malays.
Chinatown Heritage Centre
This immersive museum traces the footsteps of Singapore’s early pioneers and uncovers the personal stories of people who made Chinatown their home. Located
within three beautifully restored shophouses in Pagoda Street, the Chinatown Heritage Centre offers a rare glimpse into the lives of Chinatown’s early residents.
48 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207
Little India today is one of Singapore’s most vibrant districts. As you walk down Serangoon Road and neighbouring streets, explore the mix of Hindu and Chinese temples, mosques and churches and boutiques selling gold jewellery and silk saris. The 24-hour shopping mall Mustafa Centre offers everything from electronics to groceries. Close by is Sim Lim Square, a mecca for electronics that has a wide variety of electronic goods and services ranging from DVDs, cameras, phones, video cameras, and computer parts and servicing.
For further information or ticket reservations, our concierge team will be glad to assist you.
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