1. National Monuments are structures and buildings that possess national, historical, social and architectural merit, 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 - Historic Site Markers

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  • Queen Elizabeth Walk

    Queen Elizabeth Walk

    This was the site of sporting activities in the early days and became popular with families. In 1953, as part of the Coronation Celebrations, the seafront promenade was refurbished and renamed Queen Elizabeth Walk.

    National History, Culture & Community
  • Fuk Tak Chi

    Fuk Tak Chi

    Reputedly the first Chinese temple in Singapore, it grew from a small shrine set up here by the Hakka and Cantonese immigrants in 1824.  The temple also became an association that looked after the interest of the two dialect groups.  The patron deity is Dai Bak Gong (Earth God) in Cantonese, a popular deity with the Chinese of all dialect group.

    National History, Culture & Community
  • Katong Park

    Katong Park

    Built in the 1930s, Katong Park was the site of a bomb explosion on 24 September 1963. This marked the beginning of Konfrontasi (confrontation) when Indonesia, led by Sukarno, opposed the formation of Malaysia which, until 1965, included Singapore.

    Culture & Community, National History
  • Alexandra Hospital

    Alexandra Hospital

    Opened in 1940, the Alexandra Hospital (former British Military Hospital) served as the principal hospital for Britain’s Far East Command during World War II. The hospital was the most-advanced and best-equipped medical institution in Singapore and Malaya. Today, Alexandra Hospital is well-known for its extensive greenery and serene environment. Affectionately known as the “Hospital in a Garden,” Blocks 1, 2 and 6 of Alexandra Hospital were gazetted for conservation in 2014.

    War, National History, Healthcare
  • Methodist Girls' School

    Methodist Girls' School

    Founded in 1887 by Miss Sophia Blackmore, an Australian missionary, the school began as Tamil Girls’ School in Short Street with an enrolment of 9 Indian girls.

    Culture & Community, National History
  • Raffles Girls' School

    Raffles Girls' School

    Established on 4 March 1844, Raffles Girls’ School first functioned as a moral development and vocational training class at the Singapore Institution. In 1928 it moved to a new building at Queen Street.

    Culture & Community, National History
  • Anglo-Chinese School

    Anglo-Chinese School

    The Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) was founded by Rev. William Fitzjames Oldham in 1886 at a shophouse in Amoy Street. Starting with 13 students, the school aimed to provide an education for the many boys Bishop Fitzjames saw wandering aimlessly in the streets.

    Culture & Community, National History
  • Pasir Panjang Machine-Gun Pillbox

    Pasir Panjang Machine-Gun Pillbox

    This pillbox is located within the WWII defence sector of the 1st Malay Brigade. It was probably used by the Malay Regiment, in defence of Pasir Panjang Ridge against the advancing Japanese 18th Division troops.

    War, National History
  • Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

    Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

    This School was opened in 1899 under the auspices of a group of Straits Chinese, including Sir Song Ong Siang and Dr Lim Boon Keng. The Emerald Hill Site, which housed the school from 1925 to 1994, was the grounds of Dr Lim Boon Keng’s family home.

    Culture & Community, National History
  • St. Margaret’s School

    St. Margaret’s School

    Singapore’s oldest girls’ school was established by Mrs Dyer of the London Missionary Society in 1842. “Mui Tsai”(girls sold to servitude) were taught Christian values, homemaking skills and given elementary English education here.

    Culture & Community, National History
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