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  • dwell Student Living (Former Selegie Integrated Primary School)

    dwell Student Living

    The structure now known as dwell Student Living was once famed as Southeast Asia’s tallest skyscraper school. Its pragmatic architectural style stands out as a prime example of industrial modernism, which mimics the efficient style of the machinery aesthetic.

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    Educational
  • Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple

    Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple

    Under the stewardship of a group of distinguished moneylenders, the humble metal-roofed temple has evolved into a grand edifice that stands in Chinatown today.

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    Community & Religious
  • Lim Ah Pin Road Post Office

    Lim Ah Pin Road Post Office

    Standing out in a sea of modernistic private estates, this humble post office branch has served residents of the neighbourhood since 1968. Its iconic box-like industrial architecture stripped of ornamentation is favoured during the 1960s.

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    Community
  • Seng Wong Beo Temple

    Seng Wong Beo Temple

    Hidden behind red gates at the heart of Tanjong Pagar area, Seng Wong Beo Temple (都城隍庙) is one of only two temples in Singapore that continues to conduct the Chinese Ghost Marriage ritual.

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    Community & Religious
  • Rex Cinemas

    Rex Cinemas

    Opened in 1946, the Rex Cinemas was once one of Singapore’s most popular entertainment haunts, which attracted large crowds from all walks of life. Though a decline in business forced the Rex to close in 1983, it has served various functions at different points in time, namely a performance house for singers, an ice-skating rink, a church, a disco and a specialty cinema that screened only Hindi and Tamil movies.

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    Lifestyle, Community
  • The Scarlet Hotel (Former The Inn of Sixth Happiness)

    The Scarlet Hotel

    Behind an exterior of 14 shophouses built in 1868 and an art deco modern building from 1924 lies the Scarlet Hotel  a luxurious boutique hotel. From rags to riches, this opulent hotel used to be the humble shared living quarters of Chinese immigrant ‘amah’ servants.

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    Lifestyle
  • 13 Keong Saik Road

    13 Keong Saik Road

    Dedicated to the 18-armed Cundhi Bodhisattva, Cundhi Gong (准提宫) was built in 1928 in the Nanyang style which incorporates Hokkien and shophouse-styled architecture. The temple was important to the celibate Cantonese majie (妈姐) community, who worked in Singapore as domestic workers, as it was the place where they made their vows of celibacy.

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    Community & Religious
  • Lim Teck Lee Building

    Lim Teck Lee Building

    Spanning units 2 to 5 Circular Road today, the Lim Teck Lee Building was constructed in the mid-1930’s. The brand remains in existence since 1918.

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    Civic & Commercial
  • Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

    Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

    Established in 1918, the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha has been in existence as a religious association in Singapore for over 100 years. It testifies to the growth of Singapore’s Sikh community, from its earliest days to the present day.

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    Community & Religious
  • Nanyang Sacred Union Building

    Nanyang Sacred Union Building

    The Nanyang Sacred Union Building is open to members only and opens its doors to the public once a year in an elaborate affair for the annual celebration of Confucius’s birthday.

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    Community & Religious
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