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.



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  • Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation

    Oversea-Chinese Banking Coporation

    OCBC bank was formed on 31st October 1932 in the midst of the great depression to serve the local community. Originally housed in China Building on Chulia Street. It was torn down in 1970s for the development of the 52-storey building.

    National History
  • Pulau Sejahat

    Pulau Sejahat

    Pulau Sejahat, located off the north-eastern coast of Singapore, was designated as a British defence outpost. Its role was to protect the Johor Straits and the naval base at Sembawang. The military encampment on the island — including gun emplacements, water tanks and observation towers —was constructed during the late 1930s as part of British preparation for a war in Singapore. The island was returned to the Singapore Government in 1972, after the British military’s withdrawal from Singapore.

    National History, Defence, War
  • 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.

    Healthcare, National History
  • Chen Wen Hsi Historic Marker

    Chen Wen Hsi

    One of Singapore’s first-generation artists, Chen Wen His's body of work is internationally and locally acclaimed.

    Culture & Community, Art
  • Geylang Serai

    Geylang Serai

    Geylang Serai is the social centre of the Malays in Singapore. This once agricultural area was known for the fragrant lemon grass - Serai - grown as a cash crop by the Malays who were resettled from the Singapore River mouth in the 1840s. The name Geylang Serai is said to be derived from a lemon grass factory "Kilang Serai" located east of Kallang River.

    Culture & Community, Food, National History
  • Republic of Singapore Yacht Club

    Republic of Singapore Yacht Club

    Founded in 1826, this club became the Royal Singapore Yacht Club in 1922 under the patronage of the Prince of Wales, and was renamed the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club in 1967 with the first president of Singapore, Yusof bin Ishak as its patron.

    National History, Lifestyle
  • National Theatre

    National Theatre

    Officially opened on 8 August 1963, this theatre was built to commemorate the attainment of Singapore’s self-government in 1959. It was demolished in 1986 due to structural reasons.

    Culture & Community, National History
  • Pondok Peranakan Gelam Club

    Pondok Peranakan Gelam Club

    Registered on 4 April 1932, this club was set up by the Baweanese to cater for the needs of fellow immigrants from the Gelam province of Bawean Island, Indonesia. During the racial riots in 1945 and 1964, the Baweanese residents there were sheltered by their Chinese neighbours.

    Culture & Community, National History
  • Middle Road Church

    Middle Road Church

    Built between 1870-75, the Middle Road Church was first known as the Christian Institute. When it was officially inaugurated as the Malay Church in 1894, it became the first Straits Chinese Methodist Church in Singapore.

    Culture & Community, National History
  • Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church

    Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church

    Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church is one of Singapore’s oldest Presbyterian churches. Its unique façade stands out from the modern buildings surrounding it, serving as a reminder of the contributions of early Protestant missionaries in colonial Singapore, as well as the spread of Protestantism in the region. The church is also the birthplace of The Boys’ Brigade Movement in Singapore.

    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
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