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Signal Hill Observatory Platform
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Went up to the observatory by taxi. Was surprised when the driver pulled up at the attraction. It looked like a bus stop. No parking bays available. A single lane 2-way road runs by the entrance to the observatory and the bus stop-like bay could only hold less than 10 cars. Toilets are poorly maintained and the only snack shop sells bottled and canned drinks, skewered sausages and fish balls, packets of potato chips and the like. Nothing to fill you up if you are hungry. Views of the city were unimpressive, just buildings and the sea. Sadly, the buildings are architecturally unimpressive too. I won't visit this place again in the future.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

We drove up to this observation point and were slightly disappointed. Parking was non-existent, view is limited as the hill is not very high. I would say 5 minutes is all you would need here.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Short walk up the hill from the clock tower and as you would expect its just a view of the city. Nothing amazing, ok for a quick look you only need 5 minutes to take it all in

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

go there early in the morning to witness the sunrise or maybe in afternoon... then wait for the sunset.

it's just an observatory... so, there's nothing much to expect. :-)

Thank dockrispy
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Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Took a walk up here to see the city. Wasn't a long walk and the views were pretty good. We actually found a higher and better view by accident as we walked up the road to signal hill. Basically follow the road up to Jalan Istana (I used Google maps in my iphone which works offline if you look at the map using your wifi before you leave your hotek) and there's some mysterious steps infront of you. Go up there and you'll be higher than signal hill. If you do make it to signal hill, you can carry on along the road to the wetland centre in 15 minutes. (See my review)

Thank howard20
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