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  • Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple

    Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple

    Vutthisara, a monk from Thailand, founded the temple in 1927. Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is also known as the temple of 1,000 lights. These lights surround a 15-metre high statue of the reclining Buddha weighing 300 tonnes.

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    Culture & Community, National History
  • United Chinese Library

    United Chinese Library

    The United Chinese Library was inaugurated at Armenian Street on 8 August 1910 by Dr. Sun Yat Sen. Initially set up to promote general knowledge and culture, it also disseminated revolutionary ideas and generated support for the Chinese Revolution against the Manchu rulers.

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    Culture & Community, National History
  • The Founding of Boys' Brigade in Singapore

    The Founding of Boys' Brigade in Singapore

    Singapore’s 1st company of the Boy’s Bridgade was formed on 12 January 1930 at Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church by James Milner Fraser.

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    Culture & Community, National History
  • Sime Road Camp

    Sime Road Camp

    Sime Road Camp was the Combined Operations Headquarters of the British Army and Air Force from early December 1941 to 11 February 1942, until the Japanese advance forced the relocation of the headquarters from its compound in Sime Road to Fort Canning. During the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945), this site served as temporary quarters for Prisoners-of-War who either worked in the vicinity or had been posted to work on the “Death Railway”. Towards the end of the war, European and Eurasian civilians were interned here, occupying long wooden huts that were surrounded by a high wire fence.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Singapore Polytechnic

    Singapore Polytechnic

    The first institution to provide technical education in Southeast Asia, Singapore Polytechnic was once situated on this site. Established as an autonomous body on 27 October 1954, the polytechnic was set to train manpower needed for Singapore’s industries.

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    Culture & Community, National History
  • Phoenix Park

    Phoenix Park

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    Defence, 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.

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    Defence, 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.

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    Architecture, War, 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.

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    Architecture, National History
  • Former Parliament House and Annex Building (now The Arts House)

    Former Parliament House and Annex Building (now The Arts House)

    The Former Parliament House is likely to be the oldest surviving building in Singapore. It bears testimony to Singapore’s colonial history and played an important political function in the country’s post-independence years.

    Category
    Architecture, National History
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