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    The Museum Roundtable (MR) comprises a collective of over 50 public and private museums, heritage galleries and unique attractions in Singapore.
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    This section covers buildings, structures, sites and landscape features in Singapore of architectural, historical or cultural interest.

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  • Merdeka Bridge

    Merdeka Bridge

    This bridge, the first to be built after the Japanese Occupation, was a sign of Singapore’s growing affluence and hope for a properous future. Officially opened on 17 August 1956, the 2,000-foot structure was the longest pre-stressed bridge in Southeast Asia.

    Category
    Architecture, National History
  • Syonan Jinja

    Syonan Jinja

    Syonan Jinja, together with Syonan Chureito (a Japanese war memorial in Bukit Batok), was built in 1942 in memory of the Japanese soldiers who died fighting in the invasion of Singapore. It was named after Singapore, which was known as Syonan-To (“Light of the South”) during the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945). The Shinto shrine hosted ceremonies commemorating significant events — such as New Year’s Day and the Japanese Emperor’s birthday — until it was destroyed after the Second World War. Today, remnants of the shrine are covered in vegetation in the MacRitchie Catchment Area.

    Category
    War, National History
  • United Engineers Limited

    United Engineers Limited

    Founded in 1912, United Engineers has been instrumental in designing and constructing many of the physical Structures in Singapore such as Supreme Court and Sentosa Monorail. The head office was demolished in 1991.

    Category
    National History
  • Balestier Plain

    Balestier Plain

    Balestier Road, from which Balestier Plain takes its name, was named after Joseph Balestier, a keen botanist and agriculturist who arrived in Singapore in 1834. He was appointed as the first U.S Consul in Singapore in 1836 by then President of the United States, Andrew Jackson.

    Category
    Culture & Community, 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.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Johore Battery

    Johore Battery

    Johore Battery was built in the late 1930s as part of Singapore’s coastal defence system. It comprised three 15-inch guns, known as “monster guns”. Although the battery was meant to stop enemy attacks from the sea, two of its guns could be rotated to fire landward. From 5 to 12 February 1942, they fired at Japanese targets in Johor Bahru and at the Causeway, and joined in the battles for Bukit Timah and Pasir Panjang. The British destroyed the guns before the Fall of Singapore to prevent them from falling into the hands of the invading Japanese.

    Category
    War, National History
  • Omar Kampong Malacca Mosque

    Omar Kampong Malacca Mosque

    Established in 1820, Omar Kampong Malacca Mosque is Singapore’s oldest mosque. In the 1850s, the original timber structure made way for the current building to accommodate the mosque’s growing needs.

    Category
    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple

    Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple

    This temple was built in 1884, showcasing a fine example of Chinese temple architecture and traditional craftsmanship. The temple played an important role in providing refuge for the sick, the wounded and the homeless during the Japanese Occupation.

    Category
    Architecture, Culture & Community, National History
  • Batu Berlayar

    Batu Berlayar

    A craggy granite rock outcrop known in Malay as "Batu Berlayar" ("Sailing Rock") used to stand on this shore. Another rock outcrop also used to stand on the opposite shore of Tanjong Rimau on Sentosa Island. These two rock outcrops formed a gateway at the western entrance to Keppel Harbour. They were the navigational aids to sailors and Mariners sailing through the swift flowing waters of the narrow channels between them.

    Category
    Culture & Community, National History
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital

    Tan Tock Seng Hospital

    Tan Tock Seng, a Malacca-born merchant and influential Chinese community leader and philanthropist founded the hospital on 25 July 1844. This Hospital played a significant role in the treatment of tuberculosis after WWII.

    Category
    National History, Healthcare
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