Places

Filter
  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

Places



89 results found.

  • Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall

    Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall

    In the heart of Singapore’s historic Civic District stand the magnificent Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall with the iconic clock tower. As two of Singapore’s oldest existing purpose-built performance venues, the twin buildings are often remembered as favourite locations for theatrical productions and concerts.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Former Saint Joseph's Institution (now Singapore Art Museum)

    Former Saint Joseph's Institution (now Singapore Art Museum)

    Saint Joseph's Institution is the oldest Catholic boys’ school in Singapore and was founded by the Christian Brothers (formally known as the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools).

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Former Empress Place Building (now Asian Civilisations Museum)

    Former Empress Place Building (now Asian Civilisations Museum)

    Situated at the mouth of the Singapore River, the Former Empress Place Building was an important government building in Singapore up to the 1980s. Constructed by Indian convicts, the building once housed key administrative departments.

    Category
    Architecture, National History
  • National Museum of Singapore

    National Museum

    With its wide façade and large dome, the National Museum of Singapore has been a prominent landmark on Stamford Road for over a century. It is Singapore’s oldest existing museum, devoted to the general history of Singapore. The grand edifice is a testament to Singapore’s role as a centre of academic research in the region since the nineteenth century.

    Category
    Architecture, National History
  • The Istana and Sri Temasek

    The Istana and Sri Temasek

    The Istana is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Singapore. On its well-manicured grounds stand the Main Building (commonly called the Istana), Sri Temasek, Istana Villa, and The Lodge. The former two buildings are particularly significant: not only have they been graced by numerous local and foreign dignitaries through the years, they have also witnessed milestones and important events in Singapore’s history. Together, they represent the sovereignty of Singapore as an independent state.

    Category
    Architecture, National History
  • Former City Hall

    Former City Hall

    Located in the heart of the Civic District, the Former City Hall served as an important government office in Singapore. The impressive building bears witness to Singapore’s colonial past and the Japanese Occupation (1942–1945), as well as to several milestones on its road to independence.

    Category
    Architecture, War, National History
  • Former Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Chapel and Caldwell House (now CHIJMES)

    Former Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Chapel and Caldwell House (now CHIJMES)

    Affectionately referred to as the Town Convent in the past, this building once housed the oldest Catholic girls’ school in Singapore, founded by the French sisters of the Congregation of the Holy Infant Jesus in 1854.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Goodwood Park Hotel (Tower Block)

    Goodwood Park Hotel (Tower Block)

    The Tower Wing of the present-day Goodwood Park Hotel was home to the German Teutonia Club, one of the earliest European national clubs in Singapore. It is a prominent landmark in the Orchard area for its unique architecture. The charming structure serves as a reminder of the Germans’ contributions to trade in early colonial Singapore, and of the impact of the First World War on the local German community.

    Category
    Architecture, Culture & Community, National History
  • Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church

    Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church

    Originally known as the Chinese Methodist Church, Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church was the first church established to cater exclusively to the spiritual needs of the Chinese Methodist community in Singapore. It bears testimony to the growth and development of the local Methodist Church and also serves as a reminder of the contributions of early Christian missionaries in Singapore.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Raffles Hotel

    Raffles Hotel

    Raffles Hotel is one of the most well-known luxury hotels in Singapore and the oldest surviving establishment of its kind on the island. It is a living witness to the boom in tourism in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, and also testifies to the contributions of Singapore’s small but significant Armenian community during the early years of British Singapore.

    Category
    Architecture, National History
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. ...
  4. 5
  5. 6
  6. 7
  7. 8
  8. 9