Renowned in Asia as a Lion City, this metropolis lures visitors with its numerous attractions and sites. Both leisure and business travellers flock to this state in order to experience art, entertainment, cuisine, shopping and nightlife. Recognised as the thriving financial centre for the Asian region, many international businesses are headquartered here.
Being home to many expatriates and varied ethnicities, Singapore provides travellers with numerous ways in which to experience Asian life in all its richness. A flamboyant cultural presence affords international acts and performances that colour everyday lives. Despite towering skyscrapers dotting the city, lush parks and surrounding greenery creates a scenic and pleasing environment.
As a popular destination, Singapore in addition to being accepted as a commercial hub also hosts many regional meetings and symposiums. While visitors will be impressed by the continuous developments taking place this small island state is home to several uniquely heritage buildings and sites.
Chijmes is historical landmark in the central business district of the city. Gazetted by the government as a national monument, this building was earlier a catholic convent and has a rich history that extends over 130 years. The school was called the Holy Infant Jesus and the administrative building was known as Caldwell House.
Today, both the church and the surrounding structures have been renovated and house a vast hall for multi-purposes and an art gallery. The facilities are now used commercially incorporating an entertainment centre which includes shopping, dining options and a display of artistic talents.
Chijmes is clearly a tourist attraction due to its architectural mastery. Windows of stained glass and ceiling which are arched to perfection portray the distinct aesthetic of Singapore’s yesteryears. The chapel which alludes a gothic style, includes a spire of five storeys, frescos on the walls and plasterwork portraying unique workmanship.