Aside from admiring the exterior façade, the church is surrounded by an open garden and at the back a peaceful cemetery that was never used as a burial ground. The tombs there were brought over from a site in Bukit Timah when it was exhumed. Even though the last regular services in the church halted in the 1930s, the interior still has alters and between them, a royal red carpet leading up to the nave.
Overall, the church is a standalone example of tranquility in busy Singapore. Every now and then the church is the site for art exhibitions, but other than that it is open for visitors to see.
This was an excellent tour. The tour guide was very good in pointing out historic places and explaining historical facts. I would highly recommend any of these walking tours.
Our tour guide, Carol Dragon, was excellent and her knowledge superb. Lots of stories about the early history of Singapore.highly recommend this tour