Hill Street Building

Hill Street Building, Singapore

Hill Street Building
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK157,283 contributions
This landmark building used to be a police station and jail, but it's now government offices. It's hard to imagine it's former use with its neoclassical architecture and colourfully painted windows. It's a bit out of the way of the major attractions of Singapore, but if you're visiting Fort Canning or the equally pretty Central Fire Station nearby, it's worth a detour.
Written March 9, 2020
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The Backpacking Pair
London, UK42 contributions
Used to be the Old Police Station, the building is striking, and a good spot in Singapore if you're into photography.

It's become a little famous on instagram, and while I was there, there were plenty of other people taking photos as well
Written January 15, 2020
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dynamic14
Singapore, Singapore9,837 contributions
Couples
Simply can’t miss this lovely colourful building which was previously the old Hill Street police station.

This was the largest government building then when it was erected in 1934.

In 2000, it became the building with the colourful windows.

If you are interested in the history of this building, there are plaques and pictures in the area that will help.
Written January 6, 2018
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Reyan11
Kaithal, India124 contributions
Friends
It is a former police station located in museum planning area. Building has about 1000 windows painted in colour of the rainbow
Written November 10, 2019
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jazperjay
Dubai, United Arab Emirates97 contributions
There are a lot of nice and colorful places in Singapore, and the Hill Street Building is one of them. The Old Hill Street Police Station stands out in this street. It was built in Neo-Classical style which was still fashionable for public buildings in England in the 1930s. The building was designed by the Public Works Department when F. Dorrington Ward was the Government Architect.

This building is just a walking distance from Clarke Quay. So, if you are exploring Clarke Quay, might as well go to Hill Street and check out the colorful building. This is one instagrammable spot in SG. ;)
Written August 20, 2018
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shinraemonsam
Sydney, Australia1,059 contributions
Solo
It might bring happiness. It might be boring. It may tear a hole in the fabric of the universe.

We'll never know, because investors don't like risk, and colours are risky.

The British civic feel, and the playful peranakhan colours make this one of the most recognisable, photographed and captivating buildings in the country.

It was made to last, and continues to let us dream. To tear.

Rip and tear.
Written September 27, 2017
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Fiver75
Melbourne, Australia12,454 contributions
Solo
The Hill Street Building is an interesting and colourful building. It is certainly worth visiting, as it very cool. An unusual colour-scheme across the front is very eye-catching and worth a few photographs. I enjoyed taking a quick look at this building and would recommend combining a trip with the Central Fire Station and the surrounding areas.
Written January 1, 2012
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL16,226 contributions
Perched on the Singapore River just below the colorful shades of Clark Quay is this building currently housing the communications ministry in Singapore. This seemingly modern rainbow is actually an historic structure that was the old police station. This explains its location in the colonial quarter. In a beautiful sun drenched tropical city so many buildings are painted white. However, this one breaks that with an amazing rainbow around each window and shutter. The color scheme is carried vertically from the ground floor to the top. However, each floor as you go horizontal is mixture of so many colors. Also if you travel the river to Clarke Quay, you can't miss it.
Written March 10, 2020
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By Eljay
Sunshine Coast, Australia61 contributions
Solo
I stumbled across this building whilst walking around the Clarke Quay/ Dhouby Ghaut area. (Hill Street)
I had to wait for the traffic to clear to get my photo, but definitely worth the wait
Written December 23, 2019
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David D
Devon, UK16,627 contributions
Couples
We first saw this building while on the Singapore River Cruise on Sunday 20th October.

This building was formerly the old Police Station, it is difficult to miss in Singapore. It is easily identifiable with it's many coloured window frames and shutters, there are supposedly 927 windows. It is a National Monument.

It is located on the intersection of Hill Street and River Valley Road, by Coleman Bridge.

We walked past on a number of occasions,
The building served as a police station and also housed accommodation for officers and their families.

It is now Government Building and is home to the Ministry of Communication and Information. It hosts exhibitions and art installations.
Written December 11, 2019
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