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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  • 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
  • Silat Road Sikh Temple

    Silat Road Sikh Temple

    Built in 1924, this temple was the first Sikh institution in Singapore to be constructed in the traditional style of a temple with domes and arches. During the Japanese Occupation, it sheltered Sikh orphans and widows.

    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Sime Road Machine-Gun Pillbox

    Sime Road Machine-Gun Pillbox

    This pillbox was one of a network of pillboxes that provided overlapping and interlocking fields of fire to defend Flagstaff House(at 64 Sime Road, now a private residence), which was used as the Combined Operations Headquarters of the British Army and A

    War, National History
  • United Overseas Bank

    United Overseas Bank

    First known as the United Chinese Bank. It was founded on 6 August 1935 and opened for business on 1 october 1935 in Bonham Building. In 1965, it became the United Overseas Bank and on 19 October 1974, the 30-storeyed UOB Building was officially opened.

    National History
  • MacRitchie Reservoir

    MacRitchie Reservoir

    Completed in the 1860s, this reservoir was part of the first public water supply system implemented in Singapore. Its construction was assisted by the financial contribution of Tan Kim Seng, a straits Chinese merchant.

    Nature, National History
  • Upper Seletar Reservoir

    Upper Seletar Reservoir

    Singapore’s third impounding Reservoir was built to meet the surge in water demand after WWI and was completed in 1940. Princess Alexandra officially opened it on 10 August 1969 when she presented Queen Elizabeth II during the 150th anniversary celebrations.

    Nature, National History
  • Lower Peirce Reservoir

    Lower Peirce Reservoir

    This is Singapore’s second impounding reservoir. Originally known as the Kallang River Reservoir, it was renamed Peirce Reservoir in 1922 and again renamed Lower Peirce Reservoir in 1975.

    Nature, National History
  • Singapore Badminton Hall

    Singapore Badminton Hall

    The Singapore Badminton Hall was built in 1951 as the venue for the Thomas Cup Tournament, and the third tournament held there at 1955. It was the site for the vote-counting for the Referendum on Singapore’s merger with Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak on 1 September 1962.

    Culture & Community, National History, Lifestyle
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