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 - Buildings and Sites

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  • Villa Marie

    Villa Marie

    Formerly owned by a descendent of noted philanthropist Tan Tock Seng, the Villa Marie was sold in 2016 at a staggering $145 million to Shun Tak Real Estate, owned by Macau casino tycoon – Stanley Ho.

  • S. P. Jain School of Global Management

    S P Jain School of Global Management 1

    From serving as a residential estate for British military personnel – to providing a campus for higher-learning, there are countless stories hidden within the colonial walls of what is currently known as the S. P. Jain School of Global Management.

  • Thomson Exchange

    Thomson Exchange 1

    Iconic in its architecture, this site has seen both the progress of the nation as well as broader telecommunication technologies.

  • Dutch Pavilion at Shangri-La Hotel

    Dutch Pavilion 1

    Hidden within Shangri-La’s luxurious gardens is a historical gem known as the Dutch Pavilion, contrasted in 1928. Deliberately preserved in its original state, the humble building was, for 58 years, the premier Dutch school in Singapore before it was acquired by the Shangri-La Hotel in 1986.

  • Tong Xian Tng Temple

    Tong Xian Tng Temple 1

    Tong Xian Tng Temple, a beautiful Teochew-styled Chinese temple lies tucked away in a secluded spot near Orchard Road, little known to the public. The temple is dedicated to Guanyin, The Goddess of Mercy, but like many other Chinese temples in Singapore, it practises a mix of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism.

  • Peninsula Plaza

    Peninsula Plaza 2

    Known as the first building in Singapore to have outdoor escalators and a car lift, Peninsula Plaza is now popularly known as ‘little Myanmar’ — a one-stop shop for Myanmar nationals.

  • Elias Building

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    Situated at the junction of Selegie Road, Middle Road and Short Street, the three-storey Elias building transports one back to a forgotten past and provides a glimpse of the area that was once referred to as the Mahallah, or ‘place’ in Arabic.

  • Police Logistics Department (Police Logistics Base) (Former Hemmant Road Police Store)

    Police Logistics Department 1

    Have you ever wondered where do all the lost and found items reported to the police go to? The answer is an elongated two storey building at No 1, Hemmant Road, home to the Singapore Police Force’s Found and Unclaimed Property Office.

  • Bank of China Building

    Bank of China Building 1

    Though the original Bank of China building was built at a mere height of 18 storeys, it held the title as the highest skyscraper in Singapore’s Central Business District from the 50s all the way to the 70s.

  • Air View Building (Former Air View Hotel and New Asia Hotel)

    Air View Building 1

    While it may no longer house a rooftop Cantonese restaurant or a cabaret with dancing girls, the Air View Building still retains its decades-long association with the local Cantonese community.

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