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Lovely restored colonial building

A great example of restored colonial architecture. The old police station looks pretty grand even... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
tranzactnow
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Perth, Western Australia
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Anyone who has scene Krrish Bollywood movie I know scene with this building so I came to check it... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Flitz8
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

This is anothe National monument of Singapore, and this neo-classic colourful building was ironically a police station as well as Singapore first jail! Now it houses a couple of ministries.

Thank Mohamed S
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

There are a lot of nice and colorful places in Singapore, and the Hill Street Building is one of them. The Old Hill Street Police Station stands out in this street. It was built in Neo-Classical style which was still fashionable for public buildings in England in the 1930s. The building was designed by the Public Works Department when F. Dorrington Ward was the Government Architect.

This building is just a walking distance from Clarke Quay. So, if you are exploring Clarke Quay, might as well go to Hill Street and check out the colorful building. This is one instagrammable spot in SG. ;)

1  Thank Jazper J
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

A great example of restored colonial architecture. The old police station looks pretty grand even in 2018 and one can only imagine the people that have been through the place since it was built. Located at the end of Clarke Quay make sure you take a few minutes to take a look.

Thank tranzactnow
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Anyone who has scene Krrish Bollywood movie I know scene with this building so I came to check it out ,its lovely

Thank Flitz8
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This colorful building has been well mentioned on previous review. I got a chance to see it when visiting Clake Quay. It is good photography spot during twilight. I change my shooting direction time to time from Clarke Quay to this building.
It is worth visiting whenever close by this area.

Thank GunBali
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This is the old Hill Street Police station with would otherwise be a quite boring and drab looking building if they hadn't painted the doors and windows in such vivid colours. So I think this building is fabulous and is now famous for it's look. The only thing you can do here is walk past it and admire it, which is exactly what we did.

Thank SurfingWild
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Simply can’t miss this lovely colourful building which was previously the old Hill Street police station.

This was the largest government building then when it was erected in 1934.

In 2000, it became the building with the colourful windows.

If you are interested in the history of this building, there are plaques and pictures in the area that will help.

2  Thank dynamic14
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Nice to see and take a photo, especially at night. Located by the rive and Clarke Quay and also near the Fire Station

Thank SagaloutsTour
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

It might bring happiness. It might be boring. It may tear a hole in the fabric of the universe.

We'll never know, because investors don't like risk, and colours are risky.

The British civic feel, and the playful peranakhan colours make this one of the most recognisable, photographed and captivating buildings in the country.

It was made to last, and continues to let us dream. To tear.

Rip and tear.

1  Thank shinraemonsam
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I just walked by on my way to the Fort Canning Park and the National Museum. It is a visually 'cute' photo op, nothing more, nothing less.

Thank Rich D
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