Lonely Planet Singapore (City Guide) by Joshua Samuel Brown

By Joshua Samuel Brown

Lonely Planet SingaporeTake within the odor of spices as you trawl in the course of the five-foot-ways of Little IndiaRide the MRT out to little-visited Singapore surprisesDiscover why locals go away nutrition out at the streets in the course of the Hungry Ghost FestivalWok-fry your individual option to meals nirvanaIn This Guide:Two authors (including a resident), over 900 hours of in-city examine, forty seven durians consumedExpanded assurance of neighborhoods together with new strolling excursions and 3 new excursionsCultural insights and native secrets and techniques from a comic, a curator, a theater director, a author and a scholarContent up to date day-by-day - stopover at lonelyplanet.com for up to the moment experiences, updates and traveller insights

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At the Padang’s southern end, the Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall (1862), once the town hall, is now used for cultural events. Parliament House (1827) is Singapore’s oldest government building. Originally a private mansion, it became a courthouse, then the Assembly House of the colonial government and, finally, the Parliament House for independent Singapore. Along St Andrew’s Rd, the Supreme Court, built in 1939, is a relatively new addition and was the last classical building to be erected in Singapore.

Features include Filipino artist Ramon Orlina’s abstract-glass window in the former school chapel and US artist Dale Chihuly’s sea anemone–like blown-glass installations, which incidentally can also be seen at the Chihuly Lounge (p142) at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia hotel. The 13 galleries focus on Singaporean and regional artists, with exhibitions ranging from classical Chinese calligraphy to contemporary works examining issues of Asian identity and the modern Singaporean experience, as well as temporary overseas exhibitions.

The reconstruction by local architect Wong Hooe Wai fuses historical charm with a strong contemporary feel. Features include Filipino artist Ramon Orlina’s abstract-glass window in the former school chapel and US artist Dale Chihuly’s sea anemone–like blown-glass installations, which incidentally can also be seen at the Chihuly Lounge (p142) at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia hotel. The 13 galleries focus on Singaporean and regional artists, with exhibitions ranging from classical Chinese calligraphy to contemporary works examining issues of Asian identity and the modern Singaporean experience, as well as temporary overseas exhibitions.

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