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Dalhousie Obelisk

1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555, Singapore
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Worth a quick 5 minute stop if in the area

This is an Obelisk near the River and part of any heritage walk or tour of the area. It is near the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
finesilver
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Not worth a special trip

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

Reviewed 24 April 2017
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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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27 Sep 2017
“Worth a quick 5 minute stop if in the area”
23 Apr 2017
“Not worth a special trip”
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1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555, Singapore
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Reviewed 27 September 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

Thank finesilver
Reviewed 24 April 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.

Thank GoingFarFarAway
Reviewed 19 January 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

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 15 October 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.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 24 August 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.

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 31 January 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.

Thank mcsc-squared
Reviewed 22 November 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.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 26 October 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

Thank Roberts69
Reviewed 27 August 2014

The obelisk looks neat, and is worth a five minute look if you are in the area. However, there's not enough to see to bother devoting more time than that. It is part of one of Singapore's many heritage trails though, so people in the...More

Thank SkyKing23
Reviewed 18 January 2014

I just happen to pass by this place when going near the empress place building and esplanade park. Good to be able to capture some pictures at night. Unlit at night, light comes from nearby street lights. Not sure why this thing existed, just make...More

1  Thank karhonleong
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