The National Museum of Singapore

This is the National Museum of Singapore which was formerly known as the Raffles Library and Museum. It was established in 1887 by Sir Frederick Weld, then the Governor of the Straits Settlements and named after Singapore's founder Sir Stamford Raffles. At this time the museum housed an extensive collection of natural history. Once Singapore gained Independence the Library was separated from the museum and it was renamed the National Museum of Singapore which paralleled the emergence of Singapore as a sovereign nation-state.