From sugar cane plantations to shops filled with sweet and savoury delights, Balestier is an area that offers a taste of history. From tigers in the woods to temples with deep roots, Balestier Road tells a tale that spans nearly 180 years and has borne witness to Singapore's remarkable journey from a British trading port to a modern city-state.
The Balestier Heritage Trail is part of the National Heritage Board’s on-going efforts to document and present the history and social memories of the places in Singapore that many may not be aware of. Jointly presented by the National Heritage Board and the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and supported by the Moulmein Citizens’ Consultative Committee, the Balestier Heritage Trail hopes to bring back fond memories for those who have worked, lived, or played in the area and serve as an eye-opener for new residents and visitors. Download the Balestier Heritage Trail booklet.
The Memorial Hall offers the Balestier Heritage Trail during selected festivals. Click here to stay updated on the Memorial Hall’s latest trail offerings.