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  1. National Monuments are structures and buildings that possess national, historical, social and architectural merit, and are protected by the Preservation of Monuments Act.
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    Marked Historic Sites are historically significant places associated with important events, communities or personalities.
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  • Raffles Institution

    Raffles Institution

    The first school in Singapore, it was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles on 5 June 1823. It was originallly known as “The Institution”.

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    Culture & Community, National History
  • Gan Eng Seng School

    Gan Eng Seng School

    In 1885, Gan Eng Seng founded a free school for poor boys in Singapore. Initially named the Anglo-Chinese Free School, it was among the earliest schools to offer a bilingual education. The school moved to its first new building about 50 metres behind Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church in 1893. It became known as Gan Eng Seng School in 1923.

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    Culture & Community, National History
  • The Gate of Hope

    The Gate of Hope

    At the small gate of the old Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, many babies were abandoned, especially girls born in the “year of tiger” that were believed to bring bad luck to the family. The sisters adopted the babies and established the Home for Abandoned Babies.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Singapore Chin Kang Huay Kuan

    Singapore Chin Kang Huay Kuan

    Established in 1918 by Chinese Immigrants from the Jin Jiang County of southern Fujian Province, it was the headquarters of the Overseas Chinese Mobilisation Council, formed in 1941 to help Singapore’s defence against the Japanese.

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    Culture & Community, National History
  • Jurong-Kranji Defence Line

    Jurong-Kranji Defence Line

    This was an arbitrary defence line from Kranji River to Jurong River, placed to check Japanese advance towards the city from the west.

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    War, National History
  • Ee Hoe Hean Club

    Ee Hoe Hean Club

    Founded in 1895, it is one of the oldest millionaires club in Singapore. The club was the centre of the Chinese Salvation Movement in Southeast Asia from 1937-1942. Originally located at Duxton Hill, it moved to Club Street before settling at this location in 1952.

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    Culture & Community, National History
  • Kempeitai East District Branch

    Kempeitai East District Branch

    The original building, the YMCA, was used by the East Branch of the Kempeitai (Japanese Military Police) during the Japanese Occupation. Local anti-Japanese suspects were imprisoned and tortured for information here. The building was pulled down in 1981.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Japanese Propaganda Department

    Japanese Propaganda Department

    Formerly housing the British Malaya Broadcasting Corporations before WWII, it was turned into a Japanese propaganda office during the Japanese Occupation. It was later also used by Lord Louis Mountbatten as the headquarters for the Japanese Surrender in 1945.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Punggol Beach Massacre

    Punggol Beach Massacre

    On 28 February 1942, some 400 Chinese Civilians, victims of the Sook Ching purge, were killed by the Japanese on this northeastern shore.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Changi Beach Massacre

    Changi Beach Massacre

    66 Chinese male civilians were killed by Japanese hojo kempei (auxiliary military police) firing squads at the water's edge on this stretch of Changi Beach on 20 February, 1942.

    Category
    War, National History
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