This is the Dalhousie Obelisk built to commemorate the visit of the Governor General Of India, Lord Dalhousie in 1850. The plaque says that the Obelisk was constructed by public subscriptions from the merchants who hoped that the visit will push for improvements in public infrastructure. But guess what? zilch.
This is the Victoria Concert Hall.
This is the Arts House at the Old Parliament and in front of it, there is this Elephant topped Pillar which commemorates the visit of His Majesty Somdech Phra Paramindr Maha Chulalonkorn, the Supreme King of Siam who landed at Singapore in 1871. These merchants seem to be busy constructing all this stuff, eh?
The four sides are covered with these plaques in different languages, English, mandarin, Arabic and another one which i dont understand.
The next bit is when i visit the cathedral