It is here that a British flag was raised here in 1819 when Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of modern Singapore, first landed in Singapore. Since then, the Padang represents the very essence of colonial Singapore. A plain unrelieved by trees or hills, it was a centre of colonial life for sporting events and social gatherings. Here, too, were herds of Europeans rounded up and questioned on the morning of the Japanese Occupation, and some 6,000 prisoners of war subjected to military training. Today, the Padang maintains its original use as a recreational space, and games like cricket and rugby are sometimes being played here. Padang is on Padang Footpath; is near Saint Andrew's Road; is near Coleman Street; is near Connaught Drive; is near Esplanade Foot Path; is near Colombo Court; is near Esplanade Drive; is near Stamford Road; Padang is geographically located at latitude(1.2906 degrees) 1° 17' 26" North of the Equator and longitude (103.8529 degrees) 103° 51' 10" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Singapore or JB.
The locations related to Padang are represented by the nearest distances for a beam of light to travel and may not be nearest by road. For example, Padang is located 99 metres from Cenotaph. Padang is located 134 metres from The National Art Gallery of Singapore. Padang is located 135 metres from Esplanade Park. Padang is located 136 metres from Connaught Drive. Padang is located 138 metres from City Hall.
|Featured Places Of Interest Located Nearby|
|Cenotaph is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Padang. Cenotaph - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
|The National Art Gallery of Singapore is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Padang. The National Art Gallery of Singapore - 3 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Esplanade Park is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Padang. Esplanade Park - 2 Photo(s) Featured.|
Swissotel The Stamford 0.3km, Grand Park City Hall 0.4km, Grand Plaza Parkroyal 0.4km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Padang.
Adelphi 0.2km, Citylink Mall 0.3km, Peninsula Plaza 0.3km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Padang.
Cenotaph 0.1km, The National Art Gallery of Singapore 0.1km, Stamford Raffles Raffles Statue in Black 0.3km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Padang.
Lee Kong Chian School of Business 0.6km, SMU School of Accountancy 0.7km, SMU School of Law 0.7km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Padang.
Esplanade Park 0.1km, Old Merlion Park 0.4km, Suntec City Koi Pond 0.7km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Padang.
Ew13-Ns25 City Hall is about 0.3 km away.
Stamford Raffles Raffles Statue in Black is about 0.3 km away.
Old Parliament House is about 0.3 km away.
Peninsula Plaza is about 0.3 km away.
Esplanade Bridge is about 0.3 km away.
Victoria Theatre is about 0.3 km away.