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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  • Sarimbun Beach Landing

    Sarimbun Beach Landing

    Following the loss of Malaya to the Japanese, northwestern Singapore became the initial battleground between the Allied Army and the Japanese and this was one of the sites in the battle for Singapore. The 22nd Australian Brigade had to cover the northwestern coastline but were overwhelmed by the Japanese forces within two hours of the attack due to the latter's numerical superiority.

    War, National History
  • Seletar Airfield

    Seletar Airfield

    Seletar Airfield was the British Royal Air Force’s main base in the Far East, and equipped to protect Singapore’s naval base in Sembawang. On 7 December 1941, an Allied plane that had taken off from Seletar tracked a Japanese fleet heading to Malaya in the South China Sea. Unfortunately, it was shot down before it could file a report. The airfield was targeted during the first Japanese bombing of Singapore on 8 December 1941. After Singapore fell on 15 February 1942, the Japanese took over the airfield and Indian Prisoners-of-War were interned here.

    War, National History
  • Sentosa Beach

    Sentosa Beach

    Surrendered British gunners awaiting Japanese interment on Siloso Battery saw human bodies floating in Keppel Harbour and a number of these washed ashore on Pulau Blakang Mati (today's Sentosa Island). These 300-bullet ridden corpses were Sook Ching victims whose bodies had drifted over after being shot at sea or executed at other beach sites.

    War, 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 Camp

    Sime Road Camp

    Sime Road Camp was the Combined Operations Headquarters of the British Army and Air Force from early December 1941 to 11 February 1942, until the Japanese advance forced the relocation of the headquarters from its compound in Sime Road to Fort Canning. During the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945), this site served as temporary quarters for Prisoners-of-War who either worked in the vicinity or had been posted to work on the “Death Railway”. Towards the end of the war, European and Eurasian civilians were interned here, occupying long wooden huts that were surrounded by a high wire fence.

    War, 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
  • Singapore Armed Forces Warrant Officers and Specialists Club

    Singapore Armed Forces Warrant Officers and Specialists Club

    The British Government built the clubhouse in 1951 for British non-commissioned officers. It was handed over to Singapore Government when the British pulled out in 1969.The SAF WOSE club was formed in 1974 and was formerly known as the SAF NCO Club until it was renamed in 1994.

    National History, Defence
  • 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
  • Singapore Chin Kang Huay Kuan

    Singapore Chin Kang Huay Kuan

    Established in 1918 by Chinese Immigrants from the Jin Jiang County of southern Fujian Province, it was the headquarters of the Overseas Chinese Mobilisation Council, formed in 1941 to help Singapore’s defence against the Japanese.

    Culture & Community, National History
  • Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

    Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

    This School was opened in 1899 under the auspices of a group of Straits Chinese, including Sir Song Ong Siang and Dr Lim Boon Keng. The Emerald Hill Site, which housed the school from 1925 to 1994, was the grounds of Dr Lim Boon Keng’s family home.

    Culture & Community, National History
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