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 - Historic Site Markers

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  • Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple

    Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple

    One of the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore, it was built in 1850. This temple was bombed during WWII and reconstructed in 1948. The temple, fronted by a 21m high Rajagopuram, is one of the highest in Singapore. The temple's 4 granite pillars depicting "Ganesha" in 32 poses were the labour of love of 20 Indian artisans, who spent 20 years on the masterpiece.

    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Sri Krishnan Temple

    Sri Krishnan Temple

    This temple was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore.

    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Syonan Jinja

    Syonan Jinja

    Buried in the dense jungle of Macritchie Catchment Area are the ruins of Syonan Jinja, a Japanese Shinto shrine dating back to World War II. It was built to commemorate Japanese Soldiers who died fighting in the invasion of Singapore and was the location of many Japanese religious and Cultural ceremonies before it was destroyed when the Japanese Occupation ended in 1945.

    War, National History
  • Battle at Adam Park

    Adam Park Battle

    Adam park estate was the site of intense fighting between British forces and the invading Japanese army in February 1942, in the last days before the British surrendered Singapore.

    War, National History, Battle for Singapore
  • Merdeka Bridge

    Merdeka Bridge

    This bridge, the first to be built after the Japanese Occupation, was a sign of Singapore’s growing affluence and hope for a properous future. Officially opened on 17 August 1956, the 2,000-foot structure was the longest pre-stressed bridge in Southeast Asia.

    Architecture, National History
  • United Engineers Limited

    United Engineers Limited

    Founded in 1912, United Engineers has been instrumental in designing and constructing many of the physical Structures in Singapore such as Supreme Court and Sentosa Monorail. The head office was demolished in 1991.

    National History
  • Balestier Plain

    Balestier Plain

    Balestier Road, from which Balestier Plain takes its name, was named after Joseph Balestier, a keen botanist and agriculturist who arrived in Singapore in 1834. He was appointed as the first U.S Consul in Singapore in 1836 by then President of the United States, Andrew Jackson.

    Culture & Community, National History
  • Changi Murals

    Changi Murals

    Murals on the walls of St Luke's Chapel in Changi Prisoner-of-War (POW) Camp during the Japanese Occupation (1942-5) were a symbol of hope and faith at a time of great suffering. Painted by Brigadier Stanley Warren, a bombardier of the 15 Field Regiment Royal Artillery, they depicted scenes from the Bible: Nativity, Last Supper, Crucifixion, Resurrection and St Paul in Prison.

    War, National History
  • Johore Battery

    Johore Battery

    The Johore Battery, with its labyrinth of underground tunnels and three 15 inch “Monster Guns” , was the guarding post by the British Artillery against attacks on Singapore from the eastern approach. The guns were later destroyed just before the surrender.

    War, National History
  • Omar Kampong Malacca Mosque

    Omar Kampong Malacca Mosque

    Established in 1820, Omar Kampong Malacca Mosque is Singapore’s oldest mosque. In the 1850s, the original timber structure made way for the current building to accommodate the mosque’s growing needs.

    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
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