Hidden Hands


At the heart of the city lie the beautiful St. Andrew’s Cathedral and the Former Empress Place Building. These were among the many 19th century buildings that were designed and built by an invisible and invincible force – early colonial engineers and convict labourers.

Who were these people and how did they come to be part of these building projects? Find out more about the people responsible for the built landscape of 19th century Singapore in Hidden Hands!

Monuments covered: St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Former Empress Place Building

Starting point: St. Andrew’s Cathedral Visitor Centre (11 St Andrew's Road, Singapore 178959)

Ending point: Former Empress Place Building

You must present your electronic or printed ticket(s) in order to join this tour. Walk-in registration is not available.


  • By agreeing to join the tour, each participant shall be responsible for any injury, loss of damage due to carelessness of other actions on his/her part of that of children under his/her charge.
  • The tour will start on time. Participants must meet the guide at the starting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
  • It is compulsory for a parent/guardian to accompany any child of or under the age of 12.
  • We do not accept cash payment.
  • No refund/exchange of tickets is allowed under any circumstance except for tour cancellation.
  • The tour may be partly or totally cancelled due to inclement weather or for other reasons affecting the tour. Participants will receive full refund in case of tour cancellation.

If you have other enquiries, please email NHB_NationalMonuments@nhb.gov.sg.

Event Timeline
Sat Dec 12, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM SGT
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Standard $5.00
Senior Citizens (60 years and above) / Students $3.00
Venue Address
11 St Andrew's Road, Singapore 178959 Singapore
Monumental Walking Tours