One of Singapore's most prized historical areas, Balestier offers visitors an up-close look at its unique history and culture. Visit monuments marking the 1911 Chinese Revolution. Wander streets lined with landmark buildings showing off a 180-year architectural history. Explore shops of vanishing trades. Or sit back and enjoy a traditional meal of chicken rice at one of the many eateries that celebrate Singapore's diverse heritage.
Entry to the area is free.
Varies by business.
Balestier Heritage Race
Birthday of Deity TuaPek Gong
Open House Days
Heritage Trail Walking
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Goh ChorTuaPek Kong Temple
Art Deco Shophouses
Church of St. Alphonsus (Novena Church)
Who was Joseph Balestier?
This French-born planter and merchant was the first US Consul to Singapore, serving from 1837-1852. Balestier owned a huge, 1,000-acre sugar cane and cotton plantation, and today Balestier Road runs alongside his former estate.
For whom was the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall originally built?
Constructed in 1901 for businessman Boey Chuan Poh, this classical colonial style villa was originally named Bin Chan House. It has a rich history, serving alternately as a private residence, military headquarters and chamber of commerce building until it was designated a memorial in 1994.