Hong Lim Park
Hong Lim Park
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Neighborhood: Central Area/City Area
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  • Telok Ayer • 7 min walk
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KylieIsTravelling
Perth, Australia4,106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Hong Lim Park is a nice little park between Clarke Quay and Chinatown, and opposite Parkroyal Pickering.

Doesn’t seem to be frequently used, not many people using it each time I walked past, although it is a lovely little park.
Written January 2, 2020
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David D
Devon, UK25,287 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Sunday 20th October we were out exploring and sightseeing in Singapore.

We only stopped and paid attention because of the Speakers Corner sign along the side of this heritage park.

The park in the centre of the city is surrounded by roads on all it's 4 sides, namely North Canal Road, South Bridge Road, Upper Pickering Street and New Bridge Road.

Speakers Corner, is the only place in Singapore where public protests are allowed.

We found here more by luck than design, worth a quick look if passing.
Written October 28, 2019
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore12,828 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This is a much welcome green space in the busy city centre easily accessible by bus or MRT with the Clake Quay Station exit A next to the park. Surprisingly it provides a serene environment to rest and contemplate as it is rather quiet unless there is an event taking place here.
The Police Courts building was built on this site in 1885 and it was known as the Dunman’s Green (after the first Commissioner of Police). In 1876 Mr Cheang Hong Lim donated the land to create this park which was renamed Hong Lim Green to honour him. In 1960, it was renamed as Hong Lim Park and in 2000, part of the park was designated as the Speakers’ Corner modelled after the Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park.
At one corner of the park facing North Canal Road is The Kreta Ayer Neighbourhood Police Post (NPP). This building was built in 1908 as the North Canal Road Post Office. Its architectural features reflect Singapore’s colonial past. The entrance is graced by a decorative arch and two large moulded brackets. The large sloping hip roof serves to shelter against the sun and rain.
Written July 6, 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,902 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Just north of the Chinatown MRT Station you find this large space ( just under one hectare) of green surrounded by high rise. There is an open air theatre and it apparently provides scope for public debate and protest.It was originally called Dunman's Green after the first Superintendant of Police and then Hong Mun Green after the businessman who doinated the area. Adjacent is an unusal, if not ugly high-rise trying to be 'green'.
Written April 7, 2019
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Mazmannan
Basingstoke, UK9,089 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Hong Lim Park is a small city park. It has an open air theatre, a fountain, a children's play area and a speakers corner.

This is the only place in Singapore where public protests are allowed and speakers can voice their opinions without being hassled. But you need to inform the police beforehand about what you intend to say. Furthermore, you have to be a Singaporean. You are not allowed to sepak about anything religious.

During the weekdays, it is quiet - and a peaceful haven for enjoying your lunch breaks. During the weekends it livens up.

This is a well maintained park - and a joy to be in.
Written October 16, 2018
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Michaela
El Dorado Hills, CA1,506 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
This is a small park in Chinatown and is famous for being the only place in Singapore where you can openly speak your mind. But you must follow the rules which include being a Singaporean, not discussing religion and making sure you have notified the police you plan to speak. Protests often take place here too. Nothing was going on when we passed by as activity is generally on the weekend.
Written February 16, 2018
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,753 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
This is a rather small and simple park located near to Chinatown. Clean and well maintained.

A good place to rest and get away from the bustling city.

Speakers' Corner is also located here.
Written November 26, 2017
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,405 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
This is a fairly small patch of green located close to Clarke Quay mrt and the beginning of the central business district. It's nice enough if you happen to be walking past but not really worth going out of your way for. Speaker's Corner is also located in this park.
Written June 26, 2017
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