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  • Chinese High School Clock Tower Building

    Chinese High School Clock Tower Building

    The Chinese High School Clock Tower Building is the icon of the oldest Chinese-medium high school in Singapore and has been a visual landmark of Bukit Timah Road since its completion. It serves as a reminder of the local Chinese community’s commitment to quality education.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Former Nanyang University Library and Administration Building, Memorial and Arch

    Former Nanyang University Library and Administration Building, Memorial and Arch

    Nanyang University (南洋大学), affectionately known as Nantah (南大), was the first Chinese-language university in Southeast Asia and the second university in Singapore. Not only do the Former Nanyang University Library and Administration Building, Memorial, and Arch serve as remembrances of the original Nantah, they also bear witness to the relentless efforts and contributions of the local Chinese community towards making tertiary education accessible to Chinese-speaking youth.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Ying Fo Fui Kun

    Ying Fo Fui Kun

    Ying Fo Fui Kun exemplifies the spirit of solidarity within the early Hakka community and serves as a reminder of their contributions to Singapore’s development over the years.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Chesed-El Synagogue

    Chesed-El Synagogue

    Chesed-El Synagogue bears witness to the Singapore Jewish community’s contributions to Singapore’s development since the British colonial period and is also a memorial to the prominent philanthropist Sir Manasseh Meyer.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, 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.

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    National History, Culture & Community
  • Katong Park

    Katong Park

    Built in the 1930s, Katong Park was the site of a bomb explosion on 24 September 1963. This marked the beginning of Konfrontasi (confrontation) when Indonesia, led by Sukarno, opposed the formation of Malaysia which, until 1965, included Singapore.

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    Culture & Community, National History
  • Methodist Girls' School

    Methodist Girls' School

    Founded in 1887 by Miss Sophia Blackmore, an Australian missionary, the school began as Tamil Girls’ School in Short Street with an enrolment of 9 Indian girls.

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    Culture & Community, National History
  • Raffles Girls' School

    Raffles Girls' School

    Established on 4 March 1844, Raffles Girls’ School first functioned as a moral development and vocational training class at the Singapore Institution. In 1928 it moved to a new building at Queen Street.

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    Culture & Community, National History
  • Anglo-Chinese School

    Anglo-Chinese School

    The Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) was founded by Rev. William Fitzjames Oldham in 1886 at a shophouse in Amoy Street. Starting with 13 students, the school aimed to provide an education for the many boys Bishop Fitzjames saw wandering aimlessly in the streets.

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    Culture & Community, National History
  • Maghain Aboth Synagogue

    Maghain Aboth Synagogue

    Located in the former Jewish neighbourhood, Maghain Aboth Synagogue is the oldest surviving synagogue in Southeast Asia. It is a living monument that bears witness to the contributions of the small but close-knit Jewish community in Singapore since the British colonial period.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
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