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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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  • Singapore Polytechnic

    Singapore Polytechnic

    The first institution to provide technical education in Southeast Asia, Singapore Polytechnic was once situated on this site. Established as an autonomous body on 27 October 1954, the polytechnic was set to train manpower needed for Singapore’s industries.

    Category
    Culture & Community, National History
  • Sook Ching Inspection Centre

    Sook Ching Inspection Centre

    This site marks one of many temporary registration centres set up by the Kempeitai (Japanese Military Police) to screen anti-Japanese Chinese.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Sri Krishnan Temple

    Sri Krishnan Temple

    This temple was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple

    Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple

    One of the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore, it was built in 1850. This temple was bombed during WWII and reconstructed in 1948. The temple, fronted by a 21m high Rajagopuram, is one of the highest in Singapore. The temple's 4 granite pillars depicting "Ganesha" in 32 poses were the labour of love of 20 Indian artisans, who spent 20 years on the masterpiece.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, 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.

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    Culture & Community, National History
  • Syonan Jinja

    Syonan Jinja

    Buried in the dense jungle of Macritchie Catchment Area are the ruins of Syonan Jinja, a Japanese Shinto shrine dating back to World War II. It was built to commemorate Japanese Soldiers who died fighting in the invasion of Singapore and was the location of many Japanese religious and Cultural ceremonies before it was destroyed when the Japanese Occupation ended in 1945.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital

    Tan Tock Seng Hospital

    Tan Tock Seng, a Malacca-born merchant and influential Chinese community leader and philanthropist founded the hospital on 25 July 1844. This Hospital played a significant role in the treatment of tuberculosis after WWII.

    Category
    National History, Healthcare
  • The First Public Dental Clinic and School

    The First Public Dental Clinic and School

    Dental Education and modern dentistry in Singapore began here in 1929. The original Clinic and Dental School of the King Edward VII college of Medicine had its beginnings on this site in the Norris Block of the General Hospital. In 1938, the clinic expanded into a purpose-built facility adjacent to Norris Block. The Japanese military occupied the clinic from 1942 to 1945.

    Category
    Healthcare, National History
  • The Founding of Boys' Brigade in Singapore

    The Founding of Boys' Brigade in Singapore

    Singapore’s 1st company of the Boy’s Bridgade was formed on 12 January 1930 at Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church by James Milner Fraser.

    Category
    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.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
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