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  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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Alkaff Upper Serangoon Mosque

    Alkaff Upper Serangoon Mosque

    Alkaff Upper Serangoon Mosque was constructed by the mercantile and landowning Alkaff family to serve the spiritual needs of the local Muslim community at large. It stands as a reminder of the Arabs' philanthropic deeds and their contributions to colonial Singapore.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Armenian Apostolic Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator

    Armenian Apostolic Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator

    Singapore's oldest Christian church was the spiritual home of the small but influential Armenian community living here during the colonial period and continues to serve as a reminder of their contributions to the development of Singapore over the years.

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    Architecture, Culture & Community, 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.

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    Architecture, National History, Healthcare
  • Cathedral of the Good Shepherd

    Cathedral of the Good Shepherd

    The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd is Singapore's oldest Catholic place of worship and the seat of the local Roman Catholic archbishop. Not only does it bear testimony to the spread of Catholicism in the region, the edifice also serves as a reminder to the contributions of early Catholic missionaries to the fields of religion, architecture, and education in Singapore.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Central Fire Station

    Central Fire Station

    The Central Fire Station is the oldest surviving fire station in Singapore and is a living monument to the local firefighting force.

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    Architecture, National History, Defence
  • Changi Prison Gate Wall and Turrets

    Changi Prison Entrance Gate and Wall

    Changi Prison was designed to be a maximum security prison to house up to 600 criminals sentenced to long-term imprisonment in British Singapore. The remaining structures of the original prison – the entrance gate, wall and turrets – stand as an enduring symbol of the suffering of those who defended Singapore and the tumultuous years of the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945).

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    National History, War
  • Chesed-El Synagogue

    Chesed-El Synagogue

    Chesed-El Synagogue bears witness to the Singapore Jewish community’s contributions to Singapore’s development since the British colonial period and is also a memorial to the prominent philanthropist Sir Manasseh Meyer.

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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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