Dalhousie Obelisk is dedicated to Marquis Dalhousie, the Governor General of India who visited Singapore in 18 February 1850. This testimonial was designed in the form of an obelisk and constructed by John Turnbull Thomson, Governor Architect and Surveyor (1841-1853). The Dalhousie Obelisk is thought to resemble Cleopatra's Needle on the Thames Embankment in London. But in 1885, this obelisk was considered for demolition as an obstacle to the construction of Connaught Drive. So under the order of the Governor, Sir Cecil Clementi Smith, the obelisk was carefully dismantled and removed from its foundation on 9 July 1890 and re-erected in front of Victoria Memorial Hall and Empress Place Building. Dalhousie Obelisk is on Empress Place; is near Fullerton Road; is near Boat Quay; is near Connaught Drive; is near Parliament Place; is near Esplanade Drive; is near Battery Road; is near Saint Andrew's Road; Dalhousie Obelisk is geographically located at latitude(1.2873 degrees) 1° 17' 14" North of the Equator and longitude (103.8521 degrees) 103° 51' 7" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Singapore or JB.
The locations related to Dalhousie Obelisk are represented by the shortest path a radio wave would travel and may not be nearest by road. For example, Dalhousie Obelisk is located 55 metres from Asian Civilization Museum. Dalhousie Obelisk is located 57 metres from Cavenagh Bridge. Dalhousie Obelisk is located 60 metres from Esplanade Park Tunnel. Dalhousie Obelisk is located 90 metres from Anderson Bridge. Dalhousie Obelisk is located 92 metres from Stamford Raffles Raffles Statue in Black.
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|Asian Civilization Museum is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Dalhousie Obelisk. Asian Civilization Museum - 6 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Cavenagh Bridge is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Dalhousie Obelisk. Cavenagh Bridge - 3 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Esplanade Park Tunnel is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Dalhousie Obelisk. Esplanade Park Tunnel - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
Fullerton Hotel 0.2km, Fullerton Bay Hotel 0.5km, Excelsior Hotel 0.6km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Dalhousie Obelisk.
High Street Centre 0.4km, Golden+Shoe+Car+Park 0.4km, Riverwalk 0.5km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Dalhousie Obelisk.
Asian Civilization Museum 0.1km, Stamford Raffles Raffles Statue in Black 0.1km, Sir Stamford Raffles Landing Spot 0.1km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Dalhousie Obelisk.
Moral Childcare Centre 0.7km, Lee Kong Chian School of Business 0.9km, SMU School of Accountancy 1km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Dalhousie Obelisk.
Old Merlion Park 0.2km, Clifford Square 0.4km, Padang 0.4km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Dalhousie Obelisk.