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Address: Hill St., Singapore, Singapore

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Colorful building and history.

Such a colorful building whether walking the street or if seen from the Bumboats. The Hill Street Building, MICA Building, was the old Hill Street Police Station, when the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Such a colorful building whether walking the street or if seen from the Bumboats. The Hill Street Building, MICA Building, was the old Hill Street Police Station, when the Japanese took over. Lots of urban legends about the building like it was the HQ for the Kempeitai (the Japanese secret police.) Lots of interesting stories about this building on the... More 

Thank elblwilliams
Alice Springs, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6,151 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This former police station, is a historically listed as a national monument which is located right along Clarke Quay. The facade of the multi-coloured windows stands out and makes for a nice photograph. Although a listed monument, it is not actually an attraction as such.

Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Singapore, Singapore
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

A simple concept. All the windows are colourfully painted with Bright colours. It is actually a Police station but an ordinary building is turned into a spectacular one just by adding colours. You can't miss it and you can't resist clicking few pics.

Thank Karan_06A
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This building stands on Hill Street near the Singapore River & Clarke Quay. It has nothing special and is a police headquarter. But the facade multi-colored windows have turned it into a very colourful place.

Thank Christmate11
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1,187 reviews
567 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

It is a nice colorful building which always springs into the eye when visiting the Boat Quay area. It would be missed when it wasn't there anymore suddenly.

Thank Hendrik_NL
Singapore, Singapore
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1,906 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,526 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

I walk past this building most days on the way back from the city but have never been inside (it's an office building, so not open to the public). It's pretty and colourful but not much more to it. Easy to reach location on the corner of Hill St and River Valley road.

Thank KGB777
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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452 reviews
315 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

The Hill Street Building is on the Hop on Bus route and is close to Clarke Quay so easy to get to. Even if you don't get off you can get a really good view from the bus as there are traffic lights close. We went round several times and our eyes were always drawn to the multiple floors of... More 

Thank BorntocruiseUK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

The building is nice and colourful to look at as you walk by, however, that is as far as it goes as an attraction as far as I could see.

Thank FullFonz
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,054 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

There's nothing much in this building other than an occasional art exhibition. Having said that, its unique colours are absolutely lovely and make this part of the city look much nicer.

Thank TheShis
Tortona, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,271 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013 via mobile

Exactly on the side of Clarke Quay, a strange but a relative interesting building at first glance that's all, his specialties are those colored windows. This 6 floors building has colorful windows differently for each floor, very impressive but in my opinion not worth wasting the time to go look up for it with all and interesting stuff out there... More 

Thank Magellano81

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