Singapore, Je t'aime!
Estimated trail distance: 2km km
Former Saint Joseph's Institution (now Singapore Art Museum)
Former Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Chapel and Caldwell House (now CHIJMES)
- National History
- Organised by
- National Heritage Board - Monumental Walking Tours
- Number of points
- Estimated trail distance
- 2km km
Unknown to many, the French contributed towards the development of early colonial Singapore. They established the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Singapore; the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Chapel, one of the few remaining cloistered convents in the world; and Caldwell House, a colonial bungalow. Appreciate Renaissance and Gothic architecture with accompanying accounts of French priests and nuns who once worked within these compounds. The tour will also introduce other fascinating French characters who made their mark on Singapore history.