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  • Kandang Kerbau Hospital

    Kandang Kerbau Hospital

    Kandang Kerbau Hospital, the birthplace of over 1.2 million Singaporeans, was the largest maternity hospital in the world from the early 1950s to the early 1970s. It was named after the district where it was located. The district around the crossroads formed by Serangoon Road, Selegie Road, Bukit Timah Road and Rochor Road was known in Malay as "Kerdang Kerbau" ("Buffalo Enclosure", because in the old days, there was a buffalo pen in the locality).

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    Healthcare, National History
  • MacDonald House

    MacDonald House

    MacDonald House is perhaps most remembered as the target of a tragic bombing during the Indonesian-Malaysian Konfrontasi (Confrontation).

    Category
    Architecture, National History
  • Church of Saints Peter and Paul

    Church of St Peter and St Paul

    The Church of Saints Peter and Paul is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Singapore that catered to a predominantly Chinese congregation. Built more than a century ago, it stands today as a testimony to the spread of the Catholic faith and also to the contributions of Catholic missionaries to education in Singapore.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Former Cathay Building (now The Cathay)

    Former Cathay Building (now The Cathay)

    The Art Deco façade wall fronting the modern glass architecture of The Cathay is the remnant of what used to be Malaya’s tallest building. Previously known as Cathay Building, it was the first skyscraper and the first air-conditioned cinema in Singapore. While the Former Cathay Building was built as a venue for entertainment, it served a much more sombre purpose during the war years.

    Category
    Architecture, National History
  • Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple

    Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple

    One of the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore, it was built in 1850. This temple was bombed during WWII and reconstructed in 1948. The temple, fronted by a 21m high Rajagopuram, is one of the highest in Singapore. The temple's 4 granite pillars depicting "Ganesha" in 32 poses were the labour of love of 20 Indian artisans, who spent 20 years on the masterpiece.

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    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • College of Medicine Building

    College of Medicine Building

    As Singapore’s first purpose-built medical college, the College of Medicine Building bears witness to the development of local medical services, as well as the progress in Singapore’s tertiary education.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Tan Teck Guan Building

    Tan Teck Guan Building

    Tan Teck Guan Building testifies to the contributions of pioneers to medical education in Singapore, which in turn advanced the local medical service and encouraged the development of local tertiary education.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Former Admiralty House

    Former Admiralty House

    The Former Admiralty House used to accommodate key military commanders based in Singapore. It bears testimony to the former Singapore Naval Base located in the vicinity and also embodies Singapore’s military history.

    Category
    Architecture, National History, Defence
  • Sri Krishnan Temple

    Sri Krishnan Temple

    This temple was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Battle at Adam Park

    Adam Park Battle

    Adam park estate was the site of intense fighting between British forces and the invading Japanese army in February 1942, in the last days before the British surrendered Singapore.

    Category
    War, National History, Battle for Singapore
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