Old Supreme Court Building, Singapore

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The Old Supreme Court Building is the former courthouse of the Supreme Court of Singapore, before it moved out of the building and commenced operations in the new building on 20 June 2005. The building was the last structure in the style of classical architecture to be built in the former British colony. The building, together with the City Hall, has been converted into National Art Gallery of Singapore which was opened in 2015.HistoryMany colonial-built houses were built before the courthouse was constructed in the 1930s, in addition to the Grand Hotel de l'Europe, which was demolished to make way for the new building. Raffles initially designated the site for public use, but his administrator in Singapore, Willam Farquhar, allowed private residences to be constructed there. By the 1830s, houses built in Madras chunam lined the streets that faced the sea. The residence of Edward Boustead designed by George Drumgoole Coleman stood there. The house was remodeled to become hotels of several names, namely London Hotel, Hotel de l'Esperance and later Hotel de l'Europe. However, these houses made way for the Grand Hotel de l'Europe in 1900, the only other hotel in Singapore that could be comparable with the landmark Raffles Hotel. The Grand Hotel boasted a lounge, reading room, a bar, shops and a roof garden, a novelty at that time. In 1932, the hotel's business declined and filed for bankruptcy. It made way in 1936 for the present building, the former building had good views of the Padang from its verandah.
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  • This is now part of national gallery but architecture outside is really stunning though to see if walking about  more »
  • It is strange to be on the other side of the world and see how the European architecture combines the prefecccion with the tropical climate and its vegetation. This building am ime recalled especialemtne to the National Gallery in London.
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  • 1939 Committee completed a historic Supreme Court in Singapore was built in the colonial era of the last Grand neo classic building is a masterpiece buildings and the remnants of the British colonial era. Holding and now stands next to the old town hall with a glass roof and integrated under the roof at the entrance, making opened as a National Gallery Singapore. If you are interested in who wants to look inside the building is art appreciation is not galleries pay is 1 f free of charge so you can see. Old town hall and former Supreme Court both in the National Monument;
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  • The Supreme Court Gallery chronicles significant developments in Singapore's legal history as well as major legal milestones since the founding of Singapore in 1819. The Viewing Gallery offers visitors a bird’s eye view of the old Supreme Court and City Hall, the Parliament House and other significant monuments that define Singapore’s Civic District.
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  • Nice majestic looking Supreme Court.
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