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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  • Bukit Batok Memorials

    Bukit Batok Memorials

    Two memorials, one for the Japanese soldiers and the other for Allied Soldiers sat on top on this hill-top. The former was Syonan Chureito, built by 500 Allied Prisoners of War while the latter was a wooden cross that stood behind.

    War, National History
  • Central Sikh Temple

    Central Sikh Temple

    Also known as the Wadda Gurdwara, this Sikh temple was the first set up in a bungalow at Queen Street in 1912. The temple is now relocated at Towner Road.

    Culture & Community, National History
  • Changi Beach Massacre

    Changi Beach Massacre

    66 Chinese male civilians were killed by Japanese hojo kempei (auxiliary military police) firing squads at the water's edge on this stretch of Changi Beach on 20 February, 1942.

    War, National History
  • Changi Murals

    Changi Murals

    The Changi Murals, located at Block 151 of Changi Camp (Martlesham Road), were symbols of the hope and faith of Prisoners-of-War (POW) interred in the camp during the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945). The five murals, depicting scenes from the Bible, were painted by a British bombardier, Stanley Warren, who was a POW. As paint was not readily available then, Warren improvised by using materials such as camouflage paint and chalk. The murals were restored by Warren in December 1963, July 1982 and May 1988.

    War, National History
  • Chen Wen Hsi Historic Marker

    Chen Wen Hsi

    One of Singapore’s first-generation artists, Chen Wen His's body of work is internationally and locally acclaimed.

    Culture & Community, Art
  • Chui Eng Free School

    Chui Eng Free School

    Also known as the Chinese Free School, this school for boys in the Hokkien community was built in 1854 and endowed by Tan Kim Seng, a wealthy Straits Chinese merchant. It closed down in 1954.

    Culture & Community, National History
  • Clifford Pier

    Clifford Pier

    Clifford Pier was the landing point of sea passengers and immigrants who came to seek a new life of hope in Singapore.

    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Custom House, Maxwell Road

    Custom House, Maxwell Road

    Custom House is representative of the style and architecture of buildings designed by the PWD under the leadership of Frank Domington Ward, the Chief Architect. The original design of the building was centred on a courtyard partially surroundod by rooms with ample windows to allow for light and air. This concept worked well in Singapore's climate before the days of air conditioning.

    Architecture, National History
  • Deng Xiaoping Historic Marker

    Deng Xiaoping

    Originally known as Deng Xiansheng and his school name Deng Xixian, Deng Xiaoping was born on 22 August 1904 in Guang'an County, Sichuan Province. In 1920, Deng left for studies in France. His six-year stay in France proved to be a turning point in his life. He met Zhou Enlai and other founders of the Communist Youth League in Europe, and joined the League in 1923 and the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1924.

    Culture & Community
  • Ee Hoe Hean Club

    Ee Hoe Hean Club

    Founded in 1895, it is one of the oldest millionaires club in Singapore. The club was the centre of the Chinese Salvation Movement in Southeast Asia from 1937-1942. Originally located at Duxton Hill, it moved to Club Street before settling at this location in 1952.

    Culture & Community, National History
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