1. National Monuments are buildings, structures and sites that possess national significance and are protected by the Preservation of Monuments Act.
    The Museum Roundtable (MR) comprises a collective of over 50 public and private museums, heritage galleries and unique attractions in Singapore.
    Marked Historic Sites are historically significant places associated with important events, communities or personalities.
    This section covers buildings, structures, sites and landscape features in Singapore of architectural, historical or cultural interest.


Places - National Monuments

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  • Esplanade Park Memorials

    Esplanade Park Memorials

    At Esplanade Park are Tan Kim Seng Fountain, the Cenotaph, and Lim Bo Seng Memorial. These three memorials were gazetted collectively as a National Monument.

    Architecture, Culture & Community, 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.

    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.

    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.

    Architecture, National History, Healthcare
  • 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.

    Architecture, War, 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.

    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • 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.

    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.

    War, 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.

    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.

    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
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