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  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Tanglin Village

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    The former Tanglin Barracks and Tanglin Officers’ Mess are situated on the site of a former nutmeg estate which was known as Mount Harriet in 1850s. The plantation was co-owned by British Colonial Treasurer William W. Willans and Hoo Ah Kay (also known as Whampoa). The site was selected by Captain George Collyer of the Madras Engineers to house the British reinforcement troops that were deployed to Singapore to strengthen its defence. The site was eventually purchased for $25,000 Spanish dollars in 1860 for British military use.

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    War
  • Former Brunei Hostel

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    Located at the end of Tanglin Road, the Brunei hostel was constructed by the Brunei government in the mid-1950s to provide accommodation for Brunei students studying in Singapore. The hostel opened in 1958 and was known as Asrama Kerajaan Brunei di Singapura (AKBS) or Tanglin (Hill) Brunei Hostel amongst locals.

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    Community
  • Danish Seamen's Church (Former Golden Bell Mansion)

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    Completed in 1910 by philanthropist Tan Boo Liat, great-grandson of Tan Tock Seng, the former Golden Bell Mansion was named after Tan Boo Liat’s grandfather Tan Kim Ching, whose name means golden bell.

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    Culture & Community, Community
  • Arulmigu Murugan Temple

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    Established in 1993, the Arulmigu Murugan Temple is the only Hindu temple in the Jurong area. It is also the only Hindu Temple in Singapore to feature a yagasalai, a permanent fixture for prayers involving the use of fire.

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    Culture & Community
  • Chinese Garden

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    Best remembered by locals as a location for wedding photography, the garden was inspired by classical northern Chinese imperial architecture. Its iconic features include ornate bridges, pavilions and a seven-storey pagoda.

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    Culture & Community
  • Japanese Garden

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    A joint project by the Singapore and Japanese governments, the Japanese Garden is also known by its Japanese name Seiwaen. The garden features Japanese stone paths, Toro stone lanterns, rock waterfalls and a winding stream.

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    Culture & Community
  • Church of St Francis of Assisi

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    The Church of St Francis of Assisi was formed with the merging of the two Catholic chapels in early Jurong: Gek Poh Chapel and Taman Jurong Chapel. The church holds services in English, Mandarin, Tamil, Malayalam and Tagalog.

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    Culture & Community
  • Jurong Bird Park

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    One of the most-loved places in Jurong, the Jurong Bird Park is the largest avian park in the Asia Pacific region with over 400 species of birds.

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    Culture & Community
  • Jurong Brickworks Industry and Dragon Kilns

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    Jurong was known for its brickworks industry, which played a critical role in the construction of Singapore's public estates in the 1960s. Brickworks operated in Jurong as early as the 1920s. Thor Kwang Industry and Jalan Bahar Clay Studios currently host Singapore's last two remaining dragon kilns.

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    Culture & Community
  • Masjid Hasanah

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    Following the resettlement of villagers from Jurong's surrounding islands in the 1960s, Masjid Hanasah was built to replace the old saraus (small prayer houses) of the islands. With the community support, the mosque was rebuilt and reopened in 1996.

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    Culture & Community
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