Monument Trail

Estimated trail distance: 1.5 km

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Cavenagh Bridge

Monument Trail

4 loved this Trail

Estimated trail distance: 1.5 km

  1. Cavenagh Bridge
Category
Nature
Organised by
National Parks Board
Number of points
1
Estimated trail distance
1.5 km

This walking trail starts near the mouth of the Singapore River, once the heart of Singapore’s commercial activity and entrepôt trade. It will bring you through Empress Place and Esplanade Park before ending at War Memorial Park. Along the way, you will visit several historical landmarks that tell the story of Singapore’s history, growth and development.

The park in Empress Place is bounded by Empress Place Road and Fullerton Road, and surrounded by Victoria Concert Hall and Asian Civilisations Museum. It was named Empress Place to commemorate Queen Victoria's visit to Singapore in 1907. 

Esplanade Park, one of the oldest parks in Singapore, was built on reclaimed land in 1943 and redeveloped in 1991 to enhance the Civic District's identity. It stands before the Padang, Supreme Court and City Hall, with its boundaries defined by Connaught Drive, Stamford Road, Esplanade Drive and the mouth of the Singapore River. War Memorial Park, located near Esplanade Park, is another prominent feature of the Civic District. As you walk along this trail, do stop at significant historical landmarks including Queen Elizabeth Walk, the Lim Bo Seng Memorial, the Cenotaph, the Tan Kim Seng Fountain and a World War II marker indicating the location of the former Indian National Army Monument. Linger at the Civilian War Memorial, built in remembrance of those who died during the Japanese Occupation in World War II. Look out too for interesting trees on this trail, in particular, the Cannonball and Leopard Trees.

Trail Points

  1. Cavenagh Bridge
  2. Empress Place
  3. Dalhousie Obelisk
  4. Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles
  5. Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall
  6. The Arts House at the Old Parliament (previously Parliament House)
  7. Singapore's First Pedestrian Underpass
  8. Anderson bridge
  9. Esplanade Bridge
  10. Queen Elizabeth Bridge
  11. Lim Bo Seng Memorial
  12. Indian National Army Marker
  13. Singapore's City Skyline
  14. Frangipani Trees (Plumeria rubra cultivars)
  15. Cannonball Tree (Couroupita guianensis)
  16. Leopard Tree, Brazilian Ironwood (Libidibia ferrea)
  17. Connaught Drive
  18. Rain Trees (Samanea saman)
  19. Padang
  20. Singapore Cricket Club and Singapore Recreation Club
  21. Old Supreme Court Building and City Hall
  22. The Cenotaph
  23. Tan Kim Seng Fountain
  24. St Andrew's Cathedral
  25. War Memorial Park
  26. Belinjau Trees (Gnetum gnemon)
  27. Civilian War Memorial