If you are a tourist or a local who wish to explore the sights and sounds which make Singapore Singapore (and you also wish to engage in quite a lot of walking!) then we would highly recommend the Jubilee Walk! The government-initiated trail consists of over 20 landmarks, spanning 8 kilometres in the heart of downtown Singapore. It took over 3 days for us to complete (owing to the fact that the weather has been pretty unpredictable recently), and having done so we decided to share our images captured at these iconic landmarks.
The Jubilee Walk
Initiated by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and launched as part of the SG50 Celebrations, the Jubilee Walk is designed to celebrate the progress of Singapore, as evidenced by the various landmarks. The trail starts at the National Museum of Singapore, and passes through various locations, before ending at the Marina Barrage, as shown below:
It would have been more challenging to navigate the long route, if not for the smartphone app Jubilee Walk, which allowed us to locate the landmarks more easily. The app was also useful in providing brief descriptions of the landmarks. Hopefully this will help you in your own Jubilee Walk journey!
Our camera for this occasion was the Lomo’Instant Wide, which we figured would be useful in taking wide angles of the locations, and it being light and handy to carry around! The rest of this entry will be dedicated to the major landmarks recommended by the Jubilee Walk app (information of the locations are also provided by the app), having followed the suggested route:
National Museum of Singapore
Fort Canning Park
Fort Canning Park (Hill Entrance)
Singapore Philatelic Museum
National Archives of Singapore
Armenian Apostolic Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator
Central Fire Station
Old Hill Steet Police Station
The Singapore River
Asian Civilisations Museum
Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall
National Gallery Singapore
The Arts House at The Old Parliament
The Fullerton Waterboat House
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Gardens by the Bay
Through this experience, we certainly gained an appreciation for how much Singapore has progressed from pre-colonial to post-war and beyond. We know that there are many more landmarks not covered by the Jubilee Walk, but would have stood as a memorial of Singapore’s progress, so we certainly encourage our readers to find out these locations! Nonetheless, we highly recommend this illuminating walk, which will provide a robust physical activity to engage in, and also the opportunity to learn about Singapore’s past, present and future!