Along New Bridge Road and Upper Pickering Street is where Hong Lim Park is situated.
At first glance, it is just like any ordinary park. The park is really clean. Clarke Quay MRT Station is situated near the park. The area is run by National Parks Service
Away from the Speaker's Corner, which is about the size of a city block, it is illegal to hold a public gathering of five or more people in Singapore without a police permit.
I read in newspaper that a new signboard (replacing the one you see here) had been hoisted on Monday, listing the new rules but one thing has not changed: discussion of religion or other topics which might provoke racial tension are forbidden.
The Speaker's Corner does not draw many orators, while the Park Services says 508 people have spoken there over the past eight years.