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Empress Place

Located along the Singapore River where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have landed, this park is where history was made and where it is remembered.


Along the Singapore River. It is bounded by Empress Place Road and Fullerton Road, and surrounded by the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, and Asian Civilisations Museum.

Park information

Park size
1.5 hectares
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Opening hours
Open 24 hours
Nearby stations
  • City Hall MRT station
  • Esplanade MRT station
  • Raffles Place MRT station
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Wheelchair accessible
  • Do not skateboard.
  • Do not park.
  • Find out more about the dos and don'ts you should follow when visiting the park.

What to see

Special features

Dalhousie Obelisk
Dalhousie Obelisk

The obelisk – symbolising free trade – commemorates the visit of then-Governor-General of India and Marquis of Dalhousie, James Andrew Broun-Ramsay, in 1850.

Statues of Sir Stamford Raffles
Statues of Sir Stamford Raffles

Visit 2 statues of the founder of modern Singapore – a white one by the river promenade at his supposed landing site, and an older, bronze one at Empress Lawn.

Plants and animals

Empress Lawn Rain Trees
Empress Lawn Rain Trees

These majestic Rain Trees were conserved and transplanted during the realignment of Fullerton Road.

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What to do


Heritage walk or tour: Monument Trail

Heritage walk or tour: Monument Trail

Visit historical landmarks on a DIY trail that connects 3 parks, to learn about the story of Singapore's growth, or organise a guided Monument Tour.