Historic Sites in Singapore

Historic Sites in Singapore, Singapore

Singapore Historic Sites

  • Traveller favourites
    Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.
  • Traveller ranking
    Highest rated attractions on Tripadvisor, based on traveller reviews.
Types of Attractions
Sights & Landmarks
Traveller rating
Neighbourhoods
Good for
38 places sorted by traveller favourites
Showing results 1-30 of 38

What travellers are saying

  • Susan C
    Perth, Australia15 contributions
    My husband wanted to visit this well hidden gem. I wasn’t keen…but having been persuaded I’d go again. Absolutely fascinating!
    Written 13 November 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Alan Joyce
    8 contributions
    Visited here in July. Really something different and well worth anyone going to see. Highly recommended and close to the MRT station makes it convenient too.
    Written 12 October 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL16,956 contributions
    Singapore is known for its Hawker Centers and this may be the most famous do to its appearance on Crazy Rich Asians. We spent the morning visiting temples and shopping in Chinatown. While it was a couple of blocks we simply felt we had to visit. I got chicken and rice and my wife got the dumplings. The food was great and we enjoyed the ambiance as well. The architecture is impressive and as a bonus the center is on Robinson Road for all the Robinsons out there like myself.
    Written 27 February 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Scott M
    Singapore, Singapore736 contributions
    It's a good spot with several dinning option up to and including Michelin star restaurants.

    There is variety in bars and food and in prices.

    It's worth a visit and more than once.
    Written 22 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Menekag
    Colombo, Sri Lanka1,295 contributions
    Super street with quirky bars. There is such a fabulous vibe in this street. We went to a couple of bars for martinis and it was great.
    Very central to all tourist locations and walking distance from the orchard road.
    Written 16 August 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Lauren G
    19 contributions
    A great glimpse into Peranakan culture and we thoroughly recommend a visit. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had surrounding the history of the house.
    Written 27 November 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • J&S_Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore3,914 contributions
    We just love the East (SG) and that meant the Changi area.. think Changi (Point) and one will conjure up its popular holiday chalets, sailing clubs, nice fix of nasi lemak (malay rice), clubs at the food centre… but the beaches are equally alluring. We were at CC for a staycation so there’s more time exploring and to reminiscent some fond memories.
    The Changi Point Coastal Walk is a favourite spot for many, from avid photographers, exercise craze, fishing enthusiasts or just friends & families gathering.
    The broadwalk portion near Changi Cove is under renovation till 2022 so access to the Sunset Walk, Kelong & Cliff Walk are limited. We started off after a lunch at Le Xuan HK Dim Sum restaurant, from the Changi Beach Park a main meeting point as it is near to the famous Changi Village food centre and also bus terminal. Crossing the busy yet narrow Changi Creek Bridge (overseeing the Changi Ferry Terminal) this is the highest activity area ! And we begin our walk upon hitting the beach, strolled towards the east. The Changi Beach Park was improved over the years and it is a nice stretch of walk with a cyclist/skating path. One can veer out to the beach to have the sun, sea & sun feel else stay under the well-shaded path. . A continuous scenic route with the occasion roaring of airplane taking off nearby, makes a wonderful walki. A few toilet-washing facilities adds convenience.
    Still Pandemic period and supposed to have max 5 person gathering. There will be the usual picnic, small pitch tent, kiting flying (actually prohibted) and we passed the memorial of the Shook Ching Massacre (a page from SG WW II). The leisure walk along the broadway offers a beautiful view of the coastline.
    Further beyond it will be the Aviation Park Road & Nicoll Drive, where SG used to host the Singapore Airshow 2020. We did not ventured further, so we missed the Lagoon Village Food Centre and beyond. We also skip the sunset, next time perhaps..
    It was a great leisurely walk experience for us. Come try the scenic and relaxing walk yourselves.
    Written 21 December 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Angelightz
    Singapore, Singapore100 contributions
    Visited the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (Wan Qing Yuan) which was quite an eye-opener into the history of China’s revolution led by Dr Sun Yat Sen from his base in Singapore. It is free admission for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.

    The exterior grounds of this colonial style villa is very well-maintained with manicured lawn, commemorative sculptures and a spectacular bronze sculpted mural wall depicting the history of Nanyang (now known as Singapore).

    There are more exhibits to see inside the museum, from old pictures and write-outs of Dr Sun Yat Sen and his fellow comrades, Chinese newspapers, printers to traditional footwear, cheongsam and even furniture. Definitely a must-visit for all who love history, especially families with children and teenagers to learn from history.
    Written 28 November 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL16,956 contributions
    Perched on the Singapore River just below the colorful shades of Clark Quay is this building currently housing the communications ministry in Singapore. This seemingly modern rainbow is actually an historic structure that was the old police station. This explains its location in the colonial quarter. In a beautiful sun drenched tropical city so many buildings are painted white. However, this one breaks that with an amazing rainbow around each window and shutter. The color scheme is carried vertically from the ground floor to the top. However, each floor as you go horizontal is mixture of so many colors. Also if you travel the river to Clarke Quay, you can't miss it.
    Written 10 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • annminky
    United States1,532 contributions
    The colorful houses lined up the street adds beauty to this place. So much history to know, but I’m glad they were able to keep these houses.
    Written 13 August 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • sugiphang
    Surabaya, Indonesia512 contributions
    So this is the Residence of local Singaporean, built about 1920's. Looking good with colorfull fasad, and nice pedestrian.
    TIPs: visit around 8AM or after 5PM, and dont forget your umbrealla. Its pretty Hot.
    Written 6 October 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Erico2709
    Singapore, Singapore2,114 contributions
    Although a bit hard to reach, this building has its roots during colonial times. There are a couple of restaurants with amazing views. However, due to the hot weather, may be wise to book for dinner and get a view of MBS and the skyscrapers surrounding it.
    Written 9 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Flitz8-A foodie travels
    Athens, Greece2,835 contributions
    Known for colourful windows is this building,lovely to see.Love different shades and colours but better sunny weather
    Written 15 April 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Chang Percy
    Taipei, Taiwan49 contributions
    I visited this place on the way to Marina Bay Sands. Did not go inside but the exterior view tells it is a modest structure surrounded by modern skyscrapers.
    Written 18 October 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • KGB777
    Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
    I've walked past here a number of times over the years, but only recently made the effort to actually stop and read the information on the sign outside. The building view from the street and the sign are all you'll probably be able to access though as it doesn't seem to be open to the general public.
    Written 29 August 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions about Singapore


These are the best places for couples seeking historic sites in Singapore:See more historic sites for couples in Singapore on Tripadvisor

These are the best places for groups seeking historic sites in Singapore:See more historic sites for groups in Singapore on Tripadvisor