Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a modern city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It is one of the world’s major commercial hubs, the fourth-largest financial centre and one of the top two busiest container ports in the world for at least the past ten years. Its globalized and diversified economy depends heavily on trade, especially manufacturing, which accounted for around 30 percent of Singapore’s GDP in 2013.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a five-star luxury hotel located near the mouth of the Singapore River, in the Downtown Core of Central Area, Singapore. It was originally known as The Fullerton Building, and also as the General Post Office Building.
- Merlion Park (10min by foot)
- Asian Civilisations Museum (5 min by foot)
- Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall (5 min by foot)
- The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (10min by foot)
- The Fullerton Waterboat House (5min by foot)
- River Boat Ride (5 to 10min by foot)
- Boat Quay (5 min by foot)
The Fullerton’s neoclassical facade harkens back to the days when the island nation was a British colony. Located at No.1 Fullerton Square, the hotel takes its name from the first governor of Singapore, Robert Fullerton, and from the fort that once guarded the mouth of the Singapore River. Fort Fullerton was demolished in 1873.
Construction on the Fullerton Building, which commenced in late 1924, took nearly four years and required an estimated 3.5 million bricks, 124,000 cubic feet of artificial granite, more than 52,000 barrels of cement and 20,000 cubic feet of timber. During construction, signs informed local residents that the structure was to be the “New General Post Office Building” of Singapore. Click here to know more about the history of Fullerton Hotel