Arts, Historical and Heritage Trails Singapore – Singapore’s unique cultural heritage
Though Singapore is just slightly more than half a century old, it certainly has its own cultural and heritage sites where you can have a deeper understanding of this Little Red Dot. Step onto Singapore’s Arts, Historical and Heritage Trails and embark on this interesting journey of discovery. Most of the nation’s rich legacy is preserved through several arts and heritage parks that date back to over a 100 years ago. So, if you are looking forward to learning about Singapore’s culture, then you should certainly visit some of these arts and heritage parks!
Amongst the famous Arts, Historical and Heritage Trails in Singapore, is Esplanade Park – one of the oldest park here, filled with many important historical sites that you can visit. One of the site is the Tan Kim Seng Fountain – a Victorian architectural beauty, which was installed to commemorate the generous contribution of the Chinese merchant and philanthropist, Tan Kim Seng who constructed the city’s waterworks and the beautiful MacRitchie Reservoir. Another historical site is Lim Bo Seng memorial – in memory of the brave anti-Japanese hero who put up a fight to try to resist and stop the Japanese invasion, but was later captured by the Japanese soldies and unfortunately died from the tortures a few months later. There are many other historical sites here, including The Cenotaph, Queen Elizabeth Walk which you should definitely visit.
The famous Fort Canning Park is another historical landmark of the nation that holds many important historical milestones. It once housed the Malay kings and it was also where they decided to surrender Singapore over to the Japanese. Now the venue is known for its lush green lawns which serve as the perfect picnic spot for everyone and is also used for conducting theatre productions or large concerts as a venue for celebrations. You can also admire the beauty of its mystic flora and fauna surrounded by a peaceful ambiance. The park also consists of an international art museum that displays the unusual artistic works of legends such as Oscar-Claude Monet, Amadeo Modigliani, Jackson Pollock and much more.
Speaking of museums, have you visited the National Museum Of Singapore? Dating back to the 18th century, the national museum is an explicit storehouse of infinite heritage jewels that will amaze you at its very sight. Some of these enchanting artefacts include the exclusive Singapore stone, Frank Swetenham’s portrait, the beautiful drawings of fauna and flora by William Farquhar etc. Not only can you learn about the history of Singapore, the museum also showcases Singapore’s art and cultural heritage, and many other interesting bits of Singapore, which is for you to find out.
Changi Museum – dedicated to the war prisoners at the Changi prison, held captive during the Japanese rule in Singapore. It is a home to several artefacts, photographs and artworks of the former prisoners. A chapel in the museum’s courtyard is its highlight as it replicates the provisionary chapels used by the prisoners of that era. It is a remembrance of the dark times where Singapore was under the Japanese occupation.
Visit these Arts, Historical and Heritage Trails and learn about this Little Red Dot’s rich history and cultural heritage!
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