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“Nice architecture”

St Andrew's Cathedral
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Singapore's Colonial District Walking Tour
Ranked #79 of 807 things to do in Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: St Andrew’s Cathedral is one of Singapore’s most treasured works of architecture. Gazetted as a national monument on 1973, you’ll stand in awe at its majestic facade, with extended pinnacles and a glossy white exterior. Take a coffee break and enjoy our free wifi at The Cathedral Cafe which is conveniently located beside the City Hall MRT entrance (North Bridge Road).
Singapore, Singapore
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“Nice architecture”
Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

This church is right next to City Hall MRT. It's a great photo spot, especially popular for wedding photography.

You can visit inside the chapel during certain hours in the morning. It's good chance to take pictures inside the church.

Besides that there is nothing much. There is a visitor centre when you can get free drinks and some information about Singapore and about the church.

Thank MrGoh
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Not as pretty as some of Singapore's smaller churches”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

St Andrew's Cathedral is Singapore's biggest Cathedral. It is big and in a big open space in the heart of the city but Singapore has many other smaller but prettier churches and cathedrals. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's not nice, just not as nice as some of the others.
The cathedral was originally built in the 1840s, then rebuilt in the 1860s. It is Singapore's first Anglican church. It is a large church with a tall spire. The large interior has a very high ceiling.
Getting there is easy. It is just beside City Hall MRT station which has an exit on North Bridge Road just outside the cathedral fence. There are also many buses to North Bridge Road where opposite Peninsula Plaza, beside the cathedral is a busy bus stand.

Visited December 2013
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British Columbia, Canada
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“A gem worth a visit”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Serenity when you have a seat and quiet yourself. Reminds me of the cultural and religious diversity that has created Singapore.

Visited July 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Save yourself the trip”
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Boring. I can't describe this cathedral any other way. The outside is not even that bad, but the inside is dull. One of the places to visit when you've got absolutely nothing else to do.

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“History around the walls”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

One of the better places of worship to visit in Singapore. Walk around inside and read some of the plaques and think of the history they represent. The cathedral is very well looked after. Notice the seats, I haven't seen seats like this in a church before.

Visited November 2013
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