Battery Road

Battery Road, one of the earliest roads in Singapore, is located in the central business district, stretching from Fullerton Square to the junction of Bonham Street and Chulia Street. Historically, many godowns were located at Battery Road by the Singapore River. From the late 19th and early 20th centuries, three- or four-storey classical buildings began emerging on Battery Road, followed by skyscrapers from the mid-20th century onwards.

Change Alley

Change Alley is a lane located in the downtown core of the central region. Stretching from Raffles Place to Collyer Quay, Change Alley was the site of a bazaar that became famed for the diversity of goods available at bargain prices ...

Clean and Green Week

Launched in November 1990, the Clean and Green Week (CGW) was a weeklong campaign that ran in November each year until 2007 when it became a yearlong campaign and was consequently renamed Clean and Green Singapore. The Clean and Green ...

Opium Treatment Centre

The Opium Treatment Centre opened in February 1955 on St. John’s Island for the treatment and rehabilitation of opium addicts. The centre was the colonial government’s first attempt at treating addicts; prior to this, opium addicts ...

Capitol Building

Capitol Building straddles the corner of Stamford Road and North Bridge Road and is closely associated with the adjoining Capitol Theatre. Designed by Keys and Dowdeswell ...

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

The KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital has a history that stretches back to 1858 as the fifth general hospital established since Stamford Raffles set up a trading ...

Dragon dance

The dragon dance, also known as longwu (龙舞) or longdeng (龙灯), is a traditional Chinese dance performance involving a team of performers using poles to rhythmically ...

Lim Boon Keng

Lim Boon Keng (Dr) (林文庆; Lin Wenqing) (b. 18 October 1869, Singapore–d. 1 January 1957, Singapore) was an eminent figure of the Straits Chinese community. Trained as a medical doctor, Lim was also a public intellectual and writer who ...

Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre, located at the junction of Stamford Road and North Bridge Road, opened in 1930 and was considered one of the finest cinemas of that era. Originally ...

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR) is Singapore’s first wetland nature reserve. It was officially opened on 6 December 1993 as the Sungei Buloh Nature Park, and gazetted as a nature reserve on 1 January 2002. Located at 301 Neo ...

Bishan

Bishan is an urban planning area located in the central region of Singapore. It covers an area of 743 ha bounded by Ang Mo Kio in the north, Toa Payoh in the south, ...