Set in downtown Singapore and built in 1943, the historic Esplanade Park is one of the oldest of its kind in the country. The park is home to a great deal of historical landmarks and significant monuments, including the Cenotaph, Tan Kim Seng Fountain, Lim Bo Seng Memorial, Dalhousie Obelisk, Indian National Army Monument, and Queen Elizabeth Walk. The latter covers a significant area and was completed in 1953 in honour of Queen Elizabeth's coronation in the same year.
Trees, shrubs, and other green areas make up a lot of the park, and a great deal of effort has been taken to recreate habitats similar to those found in natural forests and woodlands. During the day, Esplanade Park is ideal for relaxing, or for taking a stroll and reflecting on Singapore’s history at the Lim Bo Seng Memorial and the Cenotaph. By night, it’s a great place to marvel at the Singapore cityscape and catch the impressive Marina Bay Sands light show.
Esplanade Park can be reached via the NorthSouth Line or the EastWest line on the MRT by alighting at City Hall. Alternatively, visitors can take the Circle line and alight at the Esplanade stop. It is connected to the CBD at one end by Anderson and Cavenagh Bridges.