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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  • Execution of Captured Rimau Commandos Historic Marker

    Execution of Captured Rimau Commandos

    Operation Rimau (“tiger” in Malay) was the second Allied commando attack that targeted Japanese ships in Keppel Harbour. It took place from late September to early October 1944 during the Second World War. Unlike the first attack (Operation Jaywick on 26 to 27 September 1943), Operation Rimau failed as the commandos were spotted by the Japanese. Thirteen of them were killed in action and 10 others were captured, tried without defence and beheaded near Dover and Clementi Roads.

    War, National History
  • Farrer Park Field

    Farrer Park

    This was the site of the first race course in Singapore. It held weekly horse races and was a popular recreational place among European residents.

    Culture & Community, Lifestyle
  • Force 136 Historic Marker

    Force 136

    Force 136 was a British secret service team that operated in Malaya during the Second World War. One of the agents was Lim Bo Seng, who led Gustavus V Operation in 1943. His grave is in the vicinity.

    War, National History
  • Fort Canning Command Centre

    Fort Canning Command Centre

    Fort Canning Command Centre comprises an underground fortress network of bunkers and tunnels. It was constructed in the late 1930s to serve as a combined command and control centre for the British and Allied forces in Malaya. During the Second World War, the Malaya Command planned its military operations in the command centre and it was also the site where Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival and his commanders ultimately decided to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942.

    War, National History
  • Fuk Tak Chi

    Fuk Tak Chi

    Reputedly the first Chinese temple in Singapore, it grew from a small shrine set up here by the Hakka and Cantonese immigrants in 1824.  The temple also became an association that looked after the interest of the two dialect groups.  The patron deity is Dai Bak Gong (Earth God) in Cantonese, a popular deity with the Chinese of all dialect group.

    National History, Culture & Community
  • Gan Eng Seng School

    Gan Eng Seng School

    In 1885, Gan Eng Seng founded a free school for poor boys in Singapore. Initially named the Anglo-Chinese Free School, it was among the earliest schools to offer a bilingual education. The school moved to its first new building about 50 metres behind Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church in 1893. It became known as Gan Eng Seng School in 1923.

    Culture & Community, National History
  • Geylang Serai

    Geylang Serai

    Geylang Serai is the social centre of the Malays in Singapore. This once agricultural area was known for the fragrant lemon grass - Serai - grown as a cash crop by the Malays who were resettled from the Singapore River mouth in the 1840s. The name Geylang Serai is said to be derived from a lemon grass factory "Kilang Serai" located east of Kallang River.

    Culture & Community, Food, National History
  • Havelock Road Camp / River Valley Road Camp

    Havelock Road Camp / River Valley Road Camp

    The area bounded by River Valley Road and Havelock Road was occupied by Prisoner-of-War (POW) camps during the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945). The Havelock Road/River Valley Road camps comprised groups of dilapidated attap huts which housed thousands of POWs. The camps were mainly run by the POWs themselves and were said to enjoy privileges other camps did not have, especially in the early stages of the occupation, such as having a Roman Catholic chapel and a small library. The POWs were also dispatched from the two camps to clean up and repair war-torn parts of the city, including the badly bombed Chinatown area.

    War, National History
  • Ho Chi Minh Historic Marker

    Ho Chi Minh

    Culture & Community
  • Indian National Army Memorial

    Indian National Army Memorial

    This World War Two plaque was erected in 1995 to mark the site of the original Memorial, dedicated to the "unknown warrior" of the INA and to the other INA members who were involved and killed in the fighting in Burma.

    War, National History
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