Adjacent to the Supreme Court is the older, more elegant City Hall that houses government ministries. It is a national ... More
Adjacent to the Supreme Court is the older, more elegant City Hall that houses government ministries. It is a national monument that was gazetted in the year 1992. Constructed in 1929, it is distinguished by the Corinthian colonnade and the huge flight of steps beneath. It witnessed the surrender of Japan to the British in 1945 and Lee Kuan Yew's declaration of Singapore's independence from Britain 14 years later. Lee returned here again in 1965 to declare Singapore a nation independent of Malaya. The Multimedia Gallery screens presentations on the Singapore Judiciary. A two-week notice is required if you are interested to see the rest of the interior. Admission is free.
Oslo Town Hall, located next to Akershus Fortress and right in front of the harbor, was inaugurated for the city's
900th anniversary in 1950. The impressive entrance hall is used for the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony every December. ...
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of Chiang Kai shek, the former president of the Republic of China. Built
five years after the leader's death, the memorial remains one of Taipei's most remarkable monuments. An impressive bronze statue ...
The wide open spaces found at this giant memorial hall make it an ideal place to rollerblade, play badminton, or
take an evening stroll. The many art galleries that highlight Taiwan's history regularly hold exhibitions and events. This cultural ...