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Dalhousie Obelisk

1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555, Singapore
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A quick glance is all that is needed.

If you are visiting the ACM you could have a quick peek at the obelisk. It is between the ACM and... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
Andrew M
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Sydney, Australia
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Nearby the Asian Civilization Museum.

This structure is built by the British in its colony days. This structure is also situated next to... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2017
Jonathan Y
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It is believed that the design was modelled after “Cleopatra’s Needle” on the Thames Embankment in London, which might explain the British influences in its tall, needle-like architectural structure.
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Jan 6, 2018
“A quick glance is all that is needed.”
Dec 29, 2017
“Nearby the Asian Civilization Museum.”
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1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555, Singapore
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting the ACM you could have a quick peek at the obelisk. It is between the ACM and the Empress Lawn.

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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

This structure is built by the British in its colony days. This structure is also situated next to Asian Civilization Museum. You will see this structure if you are on your way from Cavenagh Bridge to the museum. It is also a good photo taking...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

This is an Obelisk near the River and part of any heritage walk or tour of the area. It is near the Fullerton Hotel and is found at Empress Place, near the Victoria Theater/Concert Hall. Just near the Anderson Bridge on the River and Raffle...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

If in the area it's worth stopping and taking a few photos but I wouldn't go out of my way for a special trip for this site.

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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

its free and its nearby too other attractions. so why not check it out. the large metal balls nearby are also worth a photo opp

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Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

The renovations of the obelisk and the vicinity now seem more or less complete and it's possible to actually get up close to it and read the signs. A quick visit suffices.

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

If your passing - take a quick look. The Ramsey family - the Marquis of Dalhousie played an important part in the expansion of the Empire in the 1800's. He was Governor General of British India. There are a few plaques reflecting his achievements.

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Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Small obelisk in the downtown area. Ok to visit if you are in the Fullerton hotel area but not worth taking a special visit to come see it.

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Reviewed November 22, 2014

Located close to the Victoria Concert Hall, this small monument is worth a stop as you explore the area. One of the older structures in Singapore so it's certainly worth a quick stop.

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Reviewed October 26, 2014

The "Dalhousie Obelisk" was built to commemorate the second visit to Singapore, in February 1850, of the Marquis of Dalhousie, who was the Governor-General of India from 1848 to 1856. It is a memorial obelisk and is situated at Empress Place, near the Victoria Theatre...More

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