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  • Former Siong Lim Temple (now Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery)

    Former Siong Lim Temple (now Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery)

    The traditional architecture of Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery stands out amidst the modern high-rise apartment blocks in the Toa Payoh neighbourhood. The monastery complex houses one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist temples and testifies to the spread of Mahayana Buddhism in the region.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Abdul Gafoor Mosque

    Abdul Gafoor Mosque

    Abdul Gafoor Mosque's charming architecture stands out amidst the surrounding shophouses in the historic Little India district. The living monument testifies to the contributions of Tamil and Baweanese pioneers in the development of colonial Singapore.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple

    Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple

    Formerly known as Sri Narasimha Perumal Temple, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple is the first Hindu temple in Singapore dedicated to Sri Perumal, the Hindu deity more commonly known as Vishnu. Even though the impressive structure standing today was built in the 1960s, the temple is one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples in terms of establishment.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Hong San See

    Hong San See

    Hong San See was established by Hokkien immigrants from Nan’an County in Fujian Province, China. It exemplifies the spirit of solidarity and organisation of the early Hokkien community in Singapore and bears testimony to their contributions.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Saint George's Church

    Saint George's Church

    Founded as a garrison church, this church bears witness to the area’s history during the colonial period as Tanglin Barracks, which was the General Headquarters of the British Far East Land Forces.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Sultan Mosque

    Sultan Mosque

    Formerly the royal mosque of the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Mosque represents the solidarity and unity of Muslims in Singapore. The impressive building serves as a reminder of the Malay royalty that was once housed in the nearby Istana Kampong Glam and the thriving Muslim communities living in the area during the British colonial period.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Former Nagore Dargah

    Former Nagore Dargah

    Erected by the Chulia community, this magnificent building testifies to their presence in Chinatown in the past and also to their contributions to early colonial Singapore's economy.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Tan Si Chong Su

    Tan Si Chong Su

    The history of Tan Si Chong Su (陈氏宗祠, ‘Ancestral Hall of the Tan Clan’) is inextricably linked to the influx of Chinese immigrants into Singapore during the late nineteenth century. It testifies to the contributions of the Chinese community to colonial Singapore’s growth and development.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Jamae Mosque

    Jamae Mosque

    Jamae Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Singapore and serves as a reminder of the considerably large population of Chulia immigrants who had settled in the Chinatown district and their crucial role in the development of colonial Singapore’s fledgling economy.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Al-Abrar Mosque

    Al-Abrar Mosque

    Located on Telok Ayer Street, Al-Abrar Mosque is one of Singapore’s oldest mosques. Also known as Chulia Mosque, the mosque serves as a constant reminder of the Chulia immigrants who once lived in the area and played a vital role in developing the budding economy of early colonial Singapore.

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    Architecture, Culture & Community, National History
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