Sights & landmarks in Novena

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  • Eugene Wee (Singapore)
    Singapore, Singapore512 contributions
    My family's annual visit to Bukit Brown Cemetery. Place is peaceful and relaxing. Air is very fresh in the early morning.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Jimmy Lee
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    This is definitely the most beautiful Catholic Church in Singapore. It's location is very convenient too as it is just a few minutes walk from the Novena mrt station.
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • Angelightz
    Singapore, Singapore100 contributions
    Visited the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (Wan Qing Yuan) which was quite an eye-opener into the history of China’s revolution led by Dr Sun Yat Sen from his base in Singapore. It is free admission for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.

    The exterior grounds of this colonial style villa is very well-maintained with manicured lawn, commemorative sculptures and a spectacular bronze sculpted mural wall depicting the history of Nanyang (now known as Singapore).

    There are more exhibits to see inside the museum, from old pictures and write-outs of Dr Sun Yat Sen and his fellow comrades, Chinese newspapers, printers to traditional footwear, cheongsam and even furniture. Definitely a must-visit for all who love history, especially families with children and teenagers to learn from history.
    Written 28 November 2021
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  • TableCrow
    Fleet, UK185 contributions
    Excellent if you like religious architecture. Dramatic colours and sculptures featured here. Very peaceful.
    Written 26 October 2019
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  • KGB777
    Singapore, Singapore41 727 contributions
    I haven't previously noticed this mosque, but it is actually quite attractive (albeit modern). Very clean inside, although there's not that much of interest in the way of sightseeing. Looks best from the outside. A quick visit is sufficient.
    Written 23 September 2017
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  • kpiddy
    Brisbane, Australia12 091 contributions
    If you love outdoor sculptures as much as me I recommend you seek out 'The Pamela Hat' down by the Meadow at Gardens by the Bay, this is a well travelled sculpture created by a Spanish artist from Valencia, Manolo Valdés. It first appeared in Paris at Place Vendome in Paris, now it has found its way to Singapore. 'La Pamela' stands at just under five metres high, she wears an eye catching wide-brimmed hat.
    Written 18 January 2019
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  • FyingKiwi
    Christchurch, New Zealand745 contributions
    Clearly a very active temple judging by the amount of activity and occupancy during its opening hours. A temple that is dedicated to Guangin, the goddess of mercy, it looks very like a Chinese Temple, but is in fact a Buddhist Temple (even though no Buddha's were seen). It represents therefore something of the similarities found between Eastern Religions.
    Written 22 July 2019
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  • Camille D
    Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
    The setting was pleasant, the staff welcoming and the massage very relaxing. I highly recommend Need Massage !
    Written 29 February 2020
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11 029 contributions
    I started my walk at Jln Mashhor passing the Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore. The traffic here is very light, in fact, I saw more horses than cars here.
    The National Equestrian Centre is nearby. Beside this Centre is a path leading to Bukit Brown Cemetery. The wooden fences, greenery and grazing horses give the impression of the countryside in England. Masjid Omar Salmah, located nearby, has unique architectural features of a Kampung Mosque that invokes the nostalgic ambience of a rural setting. It serves the resident of Kampong Jantai but the villagers have been resettled. The name of the mosque was derived from the late parents of Mr Syed Ibrahim (then Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Singapore) ; Mr Syed Omar and Mdm Salmah.
    After Jln Mashhor, there are several single storey black and white houses along Gymkhana Ave.
    Grand black and white houses were built along Mt Pleasant Drive and Mt Pleasant Road for High Court Judges and Police Inspectors from the nearby Police Academy at the bottom of the hill. No. 23 Mt Pleasant Drive has exposed bricks on the second floor while the ground floor is painted white with black highlights. No 27 has the unusual corner windows in the form of an eye-lid and a curved balcony with black metal railings.
    Mt Pleasant Road is winding with lush vegetation and flanked by mature trees. The black and white houses are built quite far apart and hence all have expansive grounds with mature jungle setting. Under the Heritage Roads scheme, this landscape has to be preserved.
    There is a majestic heritage tree outside No 162. It is the Burmese Banyan- a large strangling fig that grows up to 30m in height. It bares numerous aerial roots that develop into pillar roots. The figs are dark cherry red in colour.
    In the garden of No 159, both spent cases and a cache of unused ammunition that had deliberately been buried, were found. It confirmed that there was fighting in the garden of No 159 in 1942. It would also have been used as a staging point for the counterattack on No 160.
    It is a very pleasant and serene walk among the lush greenery with the black and white houses spread out along this meandering road.
    Written 7 May 2021
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11 029 contributions
    Malcolm Park is next to the Stevens MRT station. Going up the contour slope or walking up the staircase leads to one end of Malcom Road with the first black and white house at No 41.
    After the First World War which ended in 1918, there was a substantial increase in Government spending on the police force, education and medical services. At the same time, more civil servants were required to run the colonial administration resulting in a large number of black and white houses being built to house them, These black and white houses were mainly built at Mount Pleasant, Malcolm Road and Chancery Lane.
    The black and white houses along Malcolm Road were built around 1925 by Public Works Department (PWD). An interesting feature of these houses is the use of the natural topography of the site in the design of the houses. Built on sloping ground, the basement floor is open and the main living floor at the front is raised on concrete piers while the back of the building is on ground level. A drawing room cum sitting verandah occupies the centre of the house and extends over the car porch. The dining room is behind and the bedrooms are placed on either side. The kitchen and servants' quarters are in a separate building at the back linked by a sheltered walkway.
    Malcom Road is a shady road with dense vegetation on both sides. Many local residents jog or walk along this road as the traffic is very light here. it is a fairly long road and it branches off to Mount Rosie Road and Goldhill Ave. After passing Goldhill Ave Playground, walk along the field next to Goldhill Place to a quiet big field. It is a popular spot with many bird-watchers here during the weekends.
    Nearby is the Swiss Cottage Estate with several black and white houses.
    Written 13 March 2021
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