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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.
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    This section covers buildings, structures, sites and landscape features in Singapore of architectural, historical or cultural interest.

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  • 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.

    Category
    War, National History, Healthcare
  • 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.

    Category
    Culture & Community, National History
  • Balestier Plain

    Balestier Plain

    Balestier Road, from which Balestier Plain takes its name, was named after Joseph Balestier, a keen botanist and agriculturist who arrived in Singapore in 1834. He was appointed as the first U.S Consul in Singapore in 1836 by then President of the United States, Andrew Jackson.

    Category
    Culture & Community, National History
  • Battle at Adam Park

    Adam Park Battle

    Adam park estate was the site of intense fighting between British forces and the invading Japanese army in February 1942, in the last days before the British surrendered Singapore.

    Category
    War, National History, Battle for Singapore
  • Battle at Bukit Timah

    Bukit Timah Battle

    One of the fiercest military encounters during WWII took place here as the Bukit Timah area held strategic and tactical importance to the Japanese and the British. This site marks Percival's final defence of southern Singapore against the Japanese invaders from the north on 8 February 1942.

    Category
    War, National History, Battle for Singapore
  • Battle at Kranji Beach

    Kranji Beach Battle

    Kranji Beach Battle was one of the battles in the defence of Northwestern Singapore between the Australian 22nd Brigade and the Japanese Imperial Guards Division.

    Category
    War, National History, Battle for Singapore
  • Battle at Pasir Panjang

    Pasir Panjang Battle

    The Battle at Pasir Panjang, where the harbour and British military depots were the coveted gains, marked one of the last battles for Singapore. It lasted from 12 to 14 February 1942.

    Category
    War, National History, Battle for Singapore
  • Batu Berlayar

    Batu Berlayar

    A craggy granite rock outcrop known in Malay as "Batu Berlayar" ("Sailing Rock") used to stand on this shore. Another rock outcrop also used to stand on the opposite shore of Tanjong Rimau on Sentosa Island. These two rock outcrops formed a gateway at the western entrance to Keppel Harbour. They were the navigational aids to sailors and Mariners sailing through the swift flowing waters of the narrow channels between them.

    Category
    Culture & Community, National History
  • Beach Road Police Station

    Beach Road Police Station

    In the early 1900s, Singapore grew rapidly and the crime rate rose with the city's expansion. Harold Fariburn - the Inspector - General of Police from 1925 to 1935 - realised that the Police needed a programme of modernisation and expansion. As a result, police stations like the Beach Road Police Station were built around 1930s.

    Category
    Defence, National History
  • Block A of Phoenix Park

    Block A of Phoenix Park

    Category
    Defence, National History
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