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  • Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

    Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

    Known simply as the Indian Church or Tamil Church in the past, the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes is one of Singapore’s oldest Catholic churches. It bears testimony to the spread of Catholicism in Singapore, especially to the growth of the Tamil Catholic community over the years.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Tou Mu Kung Temple

    Tou Mu Kung Temple

    Tou Mu Kung Temple (斗母宫) is the oldest temple in Singapore dedicated to the Taoist deity Jiu Huang Ye (九皇爷, ‘Nine Emperors’ or ‘Ninth Emperor’). Besides serving the spiritual needs of both the Hokkien and Teochew communities in its vicinity, the temple also attracts huge crowds of devotees from all around the island, particularly during the grand festivities held in honour of Jiu Huang Ye during the ninth month of the lunar calendar.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Former Cathay Building (now The Cathay)

    Former Cathay Building (now The Cathay)

    The Art Deco façade wall fronting the modern glass architecture of The Cathay is the remnant of what used to be Malaya’s tallest building. Previously known as Cathay Building, it was the first skyscraper and the first air-conditioned cinema in Singapore. While the Former Cathay Building was built as a venue for entertainment, it served a much more sombre purpose during the war years.

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    Architecture, National History
  • MacDonald House

    MacDonald House

    MacDonald House is perhaps most remembered as the target of a tragic bombing during the Indonesian-Malaysian Konfrontasi (Confrontation).

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    Architecture, National History
  • Church of St Peter and St Paul

    Church of St Peter and St Paul

    The Church of Saints Peter and Paul is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Singapore that catered to a predominantly Chinese congregation. Built more than a century ago, it stands today as a testimony to the spread of the Catholic faith and also to the contributions of Catholic missionaries to education in Singapore.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • College of Medicine Building

    College of Medicine Building

    As Singapore’s first purpose-built medical college, the College of Medicine Building bears witness to the development of local medical services, as well as the progress in Singapore’s tertiary education.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Former Admiralty House

    Former Admiralty House

    The Former Admiralty House used to accommodate key military commanders based in Singapore. It bears testimony to the former Singapore Naval Base located in the vicinity and also embodies Singapore’s military history.

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    Architecture, National History, Defence
  • Tan Teck Guan Building

    Tan Teck Guan Building

    Tan Teck Guan Building testifies to the contributions of pioneers to medical education in Singapore, which in turn advanced the local medical service and encouraged the development of local tertiary education.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church

    Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church

    Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church is one of Singapore’s oldest Presbyterian churches. Its unique façade stands out from the modern buildings surrounding it, serving as a reminder of the contributions of early Protestant missionaries in colonial Singapore, as well as the spread of Protestantism in the region. The church is also the birthplace of The Boys’ Brigade Movement in Singapore.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Chinese High School Clock Tower Building

    Chinese High School Clock Tower Building

    The Chinese High School Clock Tower Building is the icon of the oldest Chinese-medium high school in Singapore and has been a visual landmark of Bukit Timah Road since its completion. It serves as a reminder of the local Chinese community’s commitment to quality education.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
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