Clock Tower at Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall opens to visitors for first time

Inside the 54m-tall Clock Tower at the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Bells in the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall’s clock tower. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Visitors have to climb up flights of stairs to get to the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall’s clock. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The main mechanism that controls the hands and bells of the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall’s clock. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
The view from Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall’s clock tower. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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SINGAPORE - It is not every day in Singapore that a 115-year-old grand dame invites one for a visit. So of course I jumped at the chance to see the internal workings of the 54m-tall Clock Tower at the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall.

I quailed a little when I found out the climb included 106 steps plus two cat ladders. But on a quiet weekday morning, I show up for a press tour, dutifully togged out in comfortable sneakers and jeans as per the advisory.

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