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Esplanade Park

Esplanade Park is one of Singapore’s oldest heritage parks and showcases several historical landmarks.


Along Connaught Drive, opposite Padang and National Gallery Singapore

Park information

Park size
2.4 hectares
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Opening hours
Open 24 hours
Nearby stations
  • City Hall MRT station
  • Esplanade MRT station
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Wheelchair accessible
  • Do not skateboard.
  • Do not conduct commercial events here as they are not allowed.
  • Find out more about the dos and don'ts you should follow when visiting the park.

What to see

Special features

Lim Bo Seng Memorial
Lim Bo Seng Memorial

This 3.5m-tall marble pagoda commemorates Major-General Lim Bo Seng, one of Singapore's many war heroes during World War II.

The Cenotaph
The Cenotaph

The Cenotaph memorialises the heroes who died in World Wars I and II. It is nearly 18 metres tall and was gazetted as a National Monument in 2010.

Plants and animals

Angsana Trees
Angsana Trees

The cluster of 5 Angsana trees mark a popular 1960s dating spot known affectionately as "Gor Zhang Chiu Kar" in Hokkien, or "under the shade of five trees".

Leopard Tree (Brazilian Ironwood)
Leopard Tree (Brazilian Ironwood)

This ornamental, slow-growing tree has a fine lacy crown with graceful, drooping branches that cast an inviting shade.

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Cannon Ball Tree
Cannon Ball Tree

Look out for its large, round fruits resembling cannonballs. This tree also produces fragrant flowers that are one of the largest for a local flowering tree.

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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.


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