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Exploring Colonial District - Beach Road

"This place possesses an excellent harbour... Singapore is everything we could desire" ~ Sir Stamford Raffles, 1819. On 6th February 1819, Singapore was claimed as a trading outpost of the British Empire to "secure to the British flag the maritime superiority of the Eastern seas". As the name suggests, you will find traces of Singapore's colonial era in this area.

Accommodation near Colonial District - Beach Road

In the cosmopolitan Singapore you will find an array of accommodation options depending on which area you decide to stay in. Options vary from well-known luxury hotel brands, to beach resorts to other budget options. Recommended accommodation include the Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore, Carlton Hotel Singapore and BIG Hotel.

Sightseeing near Colonial District - Beach Road

You can begin your tour at City Hall and the Supreme Court Building, which are reminiscent of London's classical architecture. St Andrew’s Cathedral and of course the grand old Raffles Hotel are major landmarks in this area. Walking in this neighborhood you will learn about Singapore's history and the British influence in this area.

Transportation near Colonial District - Beach Road

Singapore’s Changi Airport is a global hub, and one of the busiest in the world, so getting here is easy. The airport is located about 30 minutes east of downtown Singapore, and is very well connected by public transport and taxis. One of the most convenient ways of getting around the city is on the MRT light rail system, which will shuttle you around the key districts. Singapore is also a popular cruise port, with many liners docking in the vast Marina Bay terminal.

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