Old Supreme Court Building, Singapore
Categories: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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. It is planned to become an arts and cultural centre in future, with plans to refurbish the building.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.Put Old Supreme Court Building into our Singapore vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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The massive front of the building is very imposing, however, it could be cleaned a bit better. We were not able to go inside, so not really a place to make a detour for.
緑のドーム屋根が印象的な重厚な建物。 イギリス統治時代の建物のでビクトリア様式と呼ぶそう。 道路の向かいはパダン広場で前が開けているので、建物がじっくりながめられました。Green dome is the impressive stately buildings. In the British colonial era buildings so called Victorian. Because it is across the road that has opened in Padang square building was looked at closely.show original
A TripAdvisor China Member
Historical building still in function. With newly opened national fine art gallery as its complement
Now this is part of National Gallery of Singapore. They still keep the original layout but you cannot get close to the furniture. In the round hall, you will find some archives about Singapore history.
Kai En Chua
The supreme court building of Singapore houses the national courts in a beautiful historic neo classical building complete with huge dome. The dome doesn't dominate the skyline as much as could be expected because of the nearby high rises. Make sure to include this on any walking tour of the area.
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