CHIJMES is a famous tourist landmark in Singapore. It used to be a Catholic convent known as the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) and the convent quarters are known as Caldwell House. Historical buildings always evoke a different feel when shot in black and white. Read on after the jump to see CHIJMES in black and white!
CHIJMES is located at Victoria Street in Singapore’s central business district. The most prominent building of CHIJMES is the Gothic-style chapel that was built in 1904. The Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Chapel and Caldwell House were gazetted as a national monument on 26 October 1990. The chapel is now a multipurpose hall known as the CHIJMES Hall. One can rent it to hold events and functions, and of course, wedding ceremonies.
Within the CHIJMES compound, one can see signs of the well-preserved architecture dating back to more than a hundred years.
Today, CHIJMES is made up of various retail and food and beverage outlets catering to different budgets. There is also al fresco dining available in the lower basement fountain court.
Football fans can watch their favorite teams battle it out in the big outdoor screen.
For those that prefer to be slightly further away from the action, there are more al fresco dining outlets on level 1.
Due to its extremely convenient location and rich historical background, CHIJMES is one place not to be missed!
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