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Dalhousie Obelisk

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1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555, Singapore
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A quick glance is all that is needed.

If you are visiting the ACM you could have a quick peek at the obelisk. It is between the ACM and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew M
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Sydney, Australia
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Nearby the Asian Civilization Museum.

This structure is built by the British in its colony days. This structure is also situated next to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonathan Y
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It is believed that the design was modelled after “Cleopatra’s Needle” on the Thames Embankment in London, which might explain the British influences in its tall, needle-like architectural structure.
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1 week ago
“A quick glance is all that is needed.”
2 weeks ago
“Nearby the Asian Civilization Museum.”
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1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting the ACM you could have a quick peek at the obelisk. It is between the ACM and the Empress Lawn.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This structure is built by the British in its colony days. This structure is also situated next to Asian Civilization Museum. You will see this structure if you are on your way from Cavenagh Bridge to the museum. It is also a good photo taking...More

Thank Jonathan Y
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is an Obelisk near the River and part of any heritage walk or tour of the area. It is near the Fullerton Hotel and is found at Empress Place, near the Victoria Theater/Concert Hall. Just near the Anderson Bridge on the River and Raffle...More

Thank finesilver
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

If in the area it's worth stopping and taking a few photos but I wouldn't go out of my way for a special trip for this site.

Thank GoingFarFarAway
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

its free and its nearby too other attractions. so why not check it out. the large metal balls nearby are also worth a photo opp

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The renovations of the obelisk and the vicinity now seem more or less complete and it's possible to actually get up close to it and read the signs. A quick visit suffices.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 24 August 2016

If your passing - take a quick look. The Ramsey family - the Marquis of Dalhousie played an important part in the expansion of the Empire in the 1800's. He was Governor General of British India. There are a few plaques reflecting his achievements.

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Small obelisk in the downtown area. Ok to visit if you are in the Fullerton hotel area but not worth taking a special visit to come see it.

Thank mcsc-squared
Reviewed 22 November 2014

Located close to the Victoria Concert Hall, this small monument is worth a stop as you explore the area. One of the older structures in Singapore so it's certainly worth a quick stop.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 26 October 2014

The "Dalhousie Obelisk" was built to commemorate the second visit to Singapore, in February 1850, of the Marquis of Dalhousie, who was the Governor-General of India from 1848 to 1856. It is a memorial obelisk and is situated at Empress Place, near the Victoria Theatre...More

Thank Roberts69
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