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CITY CENTRE > THE SUPREME COURT & CITY HALL
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GETTING HERE:
These two buildings are fronting the famous Padang on St Andrew's Road. Accessible on MRT from EW13/NS25 City Hall Station, from which you can walk south on North Bridge Road and turn left into Coleman Street and finally turn right into St Andrew's Road. Another option is to arrive at EW14/NS26 Raffles Place Station and walk across the Singapore River on Cavenagh Bridge or Anderson Bridge and find your way from here. Also accessible by CityBuzz on routes C1-#2 and C2-#2.

DESCRIPTION:
The imposing grandeur of both City Hall and Singapore Supreme Court are hard to miss. Moreover, during my evening visit, the light work was about to start in the midst of the dimly setting sun. As the city of Singapore embraces its evening darkness, these two architectural marvels were slowly set alight in sheer brilliance.

The Supreme Court's towering columns of Corinthian origins are probably a rarity in this side of the world, save it for probably a few monuments in either Australia, India, Hong Kong or even Shanghai. It was built in 1939 under the reign of the British occupation. Its spacious interior features spectacular painting of Cavalieri Rodolfo Nolli, an artist of Italian origin and its large dome flatteringly resembles that of either St Paul's Cathedral in London, or to a certain extent, The Capitol in Washington DC.

To its right, stands the Singapore City Hall. After seeing the Supreme Court, one could help but think this rectangular shape edifice is the less fortunate of the two. Nonetheless, the City Hall's architecture is still something to admire about with its Corinthian columns.

MY VERDICT:
A must visit when in Singapore. Interesting architecture.

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