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  • Former Singapore Conference Hall and Trade Union House (now Singapore Conference Hall)

    Former Singapore Conference Hall and Trade Union House (now Singapore Conference Hall)

    The Former Singapore Conference Hall and Trade Union House was constructed to house the headquarters of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) as the fulfilment of an election promise, as well as to host various exhibitions and conferences.

    Category
    Architecture, National History
  • Church of St Teresa

    Church of St Teresa

    Originally constructed for the spiritual needs of the Hokkien-speaking Catholics living in the town area, this magnificent edifice testifies to the religious and architectural contributions of Catholic missionaries, and also the growth of the local Chinese Catholic community in the early twentieth century.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Former Command House

    Command House

    The stately Former Command House's role in Singapore’s military history was of paramount importance, especially at the dawn of the Second World War in Asia in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

    Category
    Architecture, War, National History
  • Former Raffles College (now NUS Campus at Bukit Timah)

    Former Raffles College (now NUS Campus at Bukit Timah)

    As the first college for the arts and sciences in British Malaya, the campus bears testimony to the commitment of the British Administration and philanthropists to provide quality tertiary education for the locals.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Former St James Power Station

    Former St James Power Station

    The Former Saint James Power Station was the first coal-fired power station on the island. While the building no longer produces electricity, it remains a standing monument to Singapore’s modernisation and urban development during the colonial era.

    Category
    Architecture, National History
  • Bowyer Block

    Bowyer Block

    Bowyer Block is a standing reminder of the marked improvements in medical facilities during the 1920s. It is also a memorial to those who had given their lives to public healthcare services in Singapore, and in particular, Dr John H. Bowyer.

    Category
    Architecture, National History, Healthcare
  • Former Keng Teck Whay Building

    Former Keng Teck Whay Building

    The Former Keng Teck Whay Building building stands as a witness to the presence and contributions of the Hokkien Peranakans (Straits Chinese) in colonial Singapore and to the community spirit of mutual aid among the pioneers.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Former Ford Factory

    Former Ford Factory (now Memories at Old Ford Factory)

    As Ford Motor Company’s first automobile assembly plant in Southeast Asia, this building bore witness to the booming manufacturing industry in Singapore in the twentieth century. The building is also remembered as the location where the British unconditionally surrendered Singapore to the Japanese in 1942.

    Category
    War, Architecture, National History
  • Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the earliest Catholic churches built in the suburbs of Singapore. Over the years, the church has faithfully served the spiritual needs of the predominantly Teochew-speaking Catholics living in Hougang, which at a point in time outnumbered the non-Catholic community. It now stands as a living testament not only to the spread of Catholicism, but also to the many contributions of Catholic missionaries in nineteenth-century Singapore.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • St Joseph's Church

    St Joseph's Church

    Saint Joseph’s Church was the headquarters of the Portuguese Mission in Singapore. The church was situated in what used to be the European town in colonial Singapore. The church edifice is not only a monument to the contributions of the Portuguese and Portuguese Eurasian communities, but also to the Catholic missionaries’ commitment to provide education for children.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
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