Balestier – A Heritage Trail

Balestier Road Singapore

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.


  • Birthday of Deity Tua Pek Gong


  • Heritage Trail Walking
  • Guided Tours
  • Food Tours
  • Whampoa Market
  • Museums
  • Shophouses


  • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
  • Goh Chor Tua Pek Kong Temple
  • Masjid Hajjah Rahimabi Kebun Limau
  • Art Deco Shophouses
  • Church of St. Alphonsus (Novena Church)
  • Balestier Point


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.

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Driving time are approximate

  • Steps awaySun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
  • 16 minsLittle India
  • 20 minsOrchard Road
  • 40 minsSentosa
  • 35 minsZoo and Night Safari
  • 30 minsSingapore Botanic Gardens
  • 10 minsNovena MRT / Novena Medical Hub
  • 30 minsNovena MRT / Novena Medical Hub