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  • Central Sikh Temple

    Central Sikh Temple

    Also known as the Wadda Gurdwara, this Sikh temple was the first set up in a bungalow at Queen Street in 1912. The temple is now relocated at Towner Road.

    Category
    Culture & Community, National History
  • Jose Rizal Historic Marker

    Jose Rizal

    Category
    Culture & Community
  • Institute of Mental Health

    Institute of Mental Health

    Established in 1928 as The Mental Hospital, off Yio Chu Kang Road. Convalescent Hospital during WW2. Named Woodbridge in 1951 after a wooden bridge. Expansion during 1950s-70s. Moved to new premises at Buangkok View in 1993.

    Category
    Healthcare, National History
  • Joseph Conrad Historic Marker

    Joseph Conrad

    Joseph Conrad, the renowned English master writer, was of Polish origin and travelled to Singapore and south east asia during his seafaring days. He made Singapore and Southeast asia better known to the world through his writings.

    Category
    Culture & Community
  • Peoples’ Defence Force Headquarters

    Peoples’ Defence Force Headquarters

    In the early days of the SAF and Singapore’s independence, the Singapore Infantry Regiment and the PDF shouldered the duties of national defence. The Beach Road Army Camp played a significant role in the transformation.

    Category
    Defence, National History
  • Singapore Armed Forces Warrant Officers and Specialists Club

    Singapore Armed Forces Warrant Officers and Specialists Club

    The British Government built the clubhouse in 1951 for British non-commissioned officers. It was handed over to Singapore Government when the British pulled out in 1969.The SAF WOSE club was formed in 1974 and was formerly known as the SAF NCO Club until it was renamed in 1994.

    Category
    National History, Defence
  • Farrer Park

    Farrer Park

    Originally a swampy piece of land, this area was the site of the Singapore Sporting Club, formed in 1842. Singapore's first race meeting was held there in 1843, shortly after the land had been drained. In 1891, Singapore's first organised game of golf was played on a nine-hole golf course in the middle of the racecourse. The area was also used for cattle grazing, and as a rifle range. In 1911, the park became the first place in Singapore from which an aeroplane took off.

    Category
    Culture & Community, National History, Lifestyle
  • Queenstown Historic Marker

    Queenstown

    The Queenstown housing estate was one of the earliest housing estates developed around 1960 by the Singapore Improvement Trust(SIT) and subsequently the HDB. The British also set up a military camp “Buller Camp”, which was cleared in 1953.

    Category
    Culture & Community, National History
  • Kallang Gasworks

    Kallang Gasworks

    Back in 1861 when piped gas was first introduced, gas was produced using coal as a feedstock. Kallang Gasworks' location by the bank of Rochor River was an ideal choice for easy delivery of coal by boat from neighbouring countries.

    Category
    National History
  • Kandang Kerbau Hospital

    Kandang Kerbau Hospital

    Kandang Kerbau Hospital, the birthplace of over 1.2 million Singaporeans, was the largest maternity hospital in the world from the early 1950s to the early 1970s. It was named after the district where it was located. The district around the crossroads formed by Serangoon Road, Selegie Road, Bukit Timah Road and Rochor Road was known in Malay as "Kerdang Kerbau" ("Buffalo Enclosure", because in the old days, there was a buffalo pen in the locality).

    Category
    Healthcare, National History
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