North Bridge Road at Capitol Buildinghttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Capitol_Building_2.JPG
The Capitol Building
(GPS: 1.29347, 103.85163) is a historic building at the junction of North Bridge Road
and Stamford Road
in the Downtown Core
. Now part of Capitol Piazza, it was completed in 1931 by the architectural firm Keys & Dowdeswell in the eclectic neo-Classical style. The Capitol was built by the Namazie Family to host live shows. It was was one of the first air-conditioned theatres in Singapore. When it was built, it was also the largest of the 10 cinemas on the island.
The Capitol was operated under the name Kyo-Ei Gekkyo during the Japanese Occupation, but was damaged in 1944 by the bomb of the anti-Japanese resistance. The occupying Japanese Forces eventually forbid English-language movies from showing there, replacing them with their own films. After the war ended, the Capitol was purchased by Shaw Organisation and was rebuilt.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority listed the Capitol Building for preservation in August 1983. They also acquired it so that it would be preserved as part of a future development. Shaw Organisation continued to use it as a movie theatre until 29 Dec 1998.
Capitol Building, SingaporeCopyright
Capitol Building on Google Street View
North Bridge Road
How to go to the Capitol Building by MRT
Take either the East West Line
or North South Line
to the City Hall MRT Station
(EW13/NS25). Emerging from the station, head towards Capitol Building, which is across from Raffles City
at the intersection of Stamford Road and North Bridge Road.
Add your business/shop to my site
How would you like to have your business or shop added to this website, so that would-be customers can easily find you? This website provides place information of the whole world, with special emphasis on Malaysia and Singapore.
If you has a shop or business anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore, with a physical location, you may have your shop listed on one of the pages of this site. For example, a shop in Cheras will be placed on the Cheras page, another in Kota Bharu is listed in the Kota Bharu page, and so on. You only need to pay a one-time fee, and your shop will be listed for you for as long as this site is still running. There are different placement plans available. To find out more, CONTACT ME
Visiting Singapore? Get your hotel room here
Compare the room rates from different online booking sites to get the best rates for your trip.
If you're travelling somewhere, look for accommodation using the Search Hotel engine below. It helps you find the online booking site that offers the best rates for the room you want.
Going somewhere by express bus in Malaysia/Singapore?
Book your bus ticket online right here.
It is easy, safe and fast!.
Hire a car
| Our Recipes
| Facebook Posts
| Just Curious
| Not In The Dictionary
| Our Flowering Garden
My YouTube Videos
Check out my YouTube Channel
and don't forget to subscribe!
Planning Areas of Singapore
"Planning Areas" are the de facto districts of Singapore. This map shows you all the planning areas of the island nation. Click on them to get to know each area.
Explore Singapore made easy with MRT
This comprehensive map of the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit shows you every station in the network, so that you can easily plan your journeys and change trains accordingly. As with the bus and LRT, you are charged a fare according to the distance travelled.
About Timothy Tye
Welcome to my website, Discover with Timothy Tye
. I started it in 2003 to freely share information about places. Today it has close to thirty thousand pages. I have been writing this website full time since 1 November 2007, and continue to do so as a means to satisfy my curiosity about the world around me. I am happy if the information I have assembled is useful to you. Please follow me on Facebook
As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News
to those who need it all over the world. If you wish to contact me, please submit the contact form
. Thanks again, don't forget to follow me on Facebook
Malaysia Travel Tips!
My Malaysia Travel Tips
has useful information on every state in Malaysia (Johor
, Negeri Sembilan
) and every major city and destination (Kuala Lumpur
, Johor Bahru
, Cameron Highlands
, Kota Kinabalu
, Alor Setar
, Petaling Jaya
, Kota Bharu
, Kuala Terengganu
) and hundreds of smaller towns.
This website is hosted on Bluehost
, one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world.
Copyright © 2003-2018 Timothy Tye
. All Rights Reserved.