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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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  • 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).

    Category
    National History, War
  • Former Fullerton Building

    Former Fullerton Building

    The former Fullerton Building is a prominent landmark situated at the mouth of the Singapore River. Most well remembered as the General Post Office (GPO) and having housed several government departments, this building has been a witness to many of Singapore’s milestones.

    Category
    Architecture, Lifestyle, National History
  • Istana Kampong Gelam

    Istana Kampong Gelam

    Within the historic district of Kampong Gelam lies Istana Kampong Gelam (‘Gelam Village Palace’). Once the palace of the Malay royalty and the seat of sultanate in Singapore, the Istana bears testimony to Singapore’s historical links to the Malay world.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Jurong Town Hall

    Jurong Town Hall

    On a hill overlooking Jurong estate, Jurong Town Hall once served as the headquarters of Jurong Town Corporation. It is emblematic of Jurong Town’s rapid growth during Singapore’s industrialisation in the post-independence years.

    Category
    National History, Architecture
  • 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.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Sri Thendayuthapani Temple

    Sri Thendayuthapani Temple

    Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, commonly referred to as the Chettiars’ Temple, is one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples dedicated to Murugan, the Hindu deity who is also known as Sri Thendayuthapani. It stands as a living testimony to the Chettiars’ contributions to Singapore’s colonial economy.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Chung Cheng High School (Main) Administration Building and Entrance Arch

    Chung Cheng High School (Main) Administration Building and Entrance Arch

    One of Singapore’s oldest Chinese high schools, Chung Cheng High School was among the firsts to make higher education accessible to Chinese youth. The Administration Building and Entrance Arch bear testimony to the Chinese community’s commitment to quality education throughout the years.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Civilian War Memorial

    Civilian War Memorial

    This is the first memorial in Singapore dedicated to the civilian victims of the Japanese Occupation (1942–1945). It calls to mind the shared sufferings of the various ethnic communities in Singapore, and the ardent hope that locals had after the war to rebuild their homes.

    Category
    War, Architecture, National History
  • Former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

    Former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

    The Former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was previously the southernmost terminal station of the Federated Malay States Railways. While the stately building no longer serves its original function, it continues to bear testimony to the rapid development of trade, industry, and transport in the colonial period, as well as to Singapore’s historical ties with Malaysia.

    Category
    Architecture, Culture & Community, National History
  • 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
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