Located close to the Grand Park City Hall Hotel Singapore is the The City Hall of Singapore and also City Hall station. Previously known as the Municipal Building, City Hall in Singapore is more than just a building in a huge concrete city. It is a national monument that the people of the country are proud to have. It was here that the British accepted the surrender of the Japanese and was also the place Singapore officially became separated from Malaysia in 1965. Positioned strategically next to the Supreme court of Singapore the building is a must visit for any tourist staying at the Grand Park City Hall Hotel.
The building was constructed from 1926-1929 and has a tight fit to the people of Singapore with their history and much more. Its a proud place for any SIngaporean to stand and be proud of their great country. The building is located at St Andrew’s Rd so you will be able to walk there easily from the hotel. In 1992 the building was officially known as a national monument.
There are also many shops close to City Hall so you can take in the colonial experience of the city and then hit those shots back up. Here you can also try some traditional Singaporean dishes. The building has a feeling of Europe to it making you forget you are in South East Asia…if it was not for the 500 degree weather that is. Be sure to bring your camera for this great monument and surrounding areas.
Check out this amazing video on surrounding areas of City Hall
City Hall MRT
Close by to City hall is the City Hall station one of the busier stations in Singapore that you will want to use while staying at the hotel. City Hall MRT station is part of the underground Mass Rapid Transit system that is throughout Singapore. A quick and easy way to get around the city most of the people tend to use the MRT over other transportation systems as its far too expensive to own a car in the small city of Singapore. The City Hall station is a change over line where you can swap to the East West Line and the North South Line. You can easily walk to City hall from the MRT station hence the reason why they share the same name. The St Andrews Cathedral is opposite the station so it makes for a good point of reference. The City Hall MRT is located just on Stamford Road and North Bridge Road but is obviously located underground.
Most locals will be able to direct you to the station and to City hall quite easily if you just ask them. If you want to catch the MRT to the hotel from the airport it is very easy and hassle free. You will arrive at the hotel within 30 minutes but you can also get a taxi for not a bad price from the airport or even a shuttle bus.