Exploring Peninsula Plaza: Little Burma of Singapore

Peninsula Plaza, also referred to as Singapore’s Little Burma is a 381-foot skyscraper with 30 floors above the ground. It is a major attraction to local Burmese as well as international visitors. The commercial property was built in 1980 and has remained as a major landmark in Singapore. It is primarily used for retail, rental, sale, and other businesses. If you have been craving for authentic Burmese cuisines, the place to visit is this Plaza. The Burmese people that live and work in Singapore feel a strong connection to the Plaza since it reminds them of their hometown. They gather and buy their essentials at this global attraction. Some of the services available within Peninsula Plaza include; money changers, a Burmese language library, souvenir shops, visa agencies, and the traditional “longyi”. Within the Plaza’s basement are a number of eateries to indulge in a wide variety of Burmese delicacies.


Peninsula Plaza is situated at Coleman Street/Northbridge road junction. It is close to City Hall MRT station and is within walking distance to theatres, judicial seats, museums, and public offices. Its spacious underground boasts a wide variety of shopping centres and eateries. There are also bars, global boutique brands, hotels, eateries, hotels, and restaurants. It was designed by Alfred Wong and constructed in 1980, and now it is referred to as the one-stop-shop for anything Burmese.

Getting in and out of the Plaza is a breeze as there are many MRT Stations nearby. The City Hall MRT (NS25/EW13) is a walking distance away. The Esplanade MRT(CC3) is also nearby the plaza as well. You can also hop on a bus at various bus stops located at North Bridge Road, Grand Park City, Hill Street, and St. Andrews Cathedral. The bus services include 195, 12, 147, 80, 33, 51, and 32. You can also get convenient 24/7 parking within Peninsula Plaza.


Amenities and Conveniences

The interior of Peninsula Plaza is mind-blowing as it is decorated with curving scripts. To get a feeling of Burmese culture, visit the Burmese language library and learn more about Burma and its people. Available also are various travel agencies, souvenir shops, visa agencies, and money changers. While you are here, try out some traditional Burmese foods at the Plaza’s basement.

If you would like to explore outside the Plaza, visit the eateries and shopping malls that surround the plaza. These include; Funan DigitalLife Mall, Excelsior Shopping Centre, Citylink Mall, Sheng Siong, Peninsula Shopping Centre, Jason’s Market Place, The Adelphi, and Cold Storage. All these are situated close to the Plaza.

Those with kids and want to enrol them in learning institutions are adequately covered. Prestigious schools lie within less than 2 kilometres from Peninsula Plaza. Stamford School, St. Margaret’s Primary School, and Insworld Institute are a stone throw away. Religious centres are also nearby. Burmese Buddhist temples such as Maha Sasana Ramsi are found in Balestier.

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