St John Ambulance Headquarters

420 Beach Road, Singapore 199582 Get Directions

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St John Ambulance HQ
This building is home to the headquarters of St. John Ambulance, an organisation that played an important role in Singapore by providing medical courses before the mid-20th century when the country’s medical infrastructure was still underdeveloped. It was pivotal in providing emergency medical services and training volunteers in first-aid. 

By the late 1930s, the Singapore headquarters became in charge of the other St. John Ambulance sub-centres in Malaya. After the war, the organisation continued its humanitarian work, and volunteers were often at the frontline of relief work during civil emergencies. 

Eventually, the organisation required a better-equipped facility, and thus moved its operations to the former St. Peter’s Church. It shifted again to another site at Gilstead Road before making its permanent base along Beach Road.