Base of the Mace of the City of Singapore

Prominent Chinese philanthropist Loke Wan Tho presented this golden Mace to the City of Singapore in conjunction with the granting of a Royal Charter by King George VI in 1951, which raised the status of Singapore to a City. The Mace was made by Messrs Hamilton & Inches, Goldsmiths of Edinburgh. The design motifs were suggested by a committee consisting of Loke, university professors, and the staff of Raffles Museum, which later became the National Museum of Singapore.