Eurasian Cuisine in Singapore
Eurasian cuisine in Singapore features a myriad of European and Asian influences, and is characterised by strong and rich flavours, with Portuguese and Malay influences featuring most strongly due to the ancestral heritage of the local Eurasian community.
St Andrew’s Cathedral: Bells of Change
Located at the same site since 1836, St Andrew’s Cathedral is the oldest Anglican church in Singapore. The present neo-Gothic structure was constructed in the 1850s, after the demolition of the previous building as it had been found to be structurally unsound due to lightning damage.
Singapore Takes Flight: A Hundred Years in Aviation
Aviation history was made on 16 March 1911. On this day, the first aircraft took flight in Singapore, when a Bristol Boxkite biplane piloted by Joseph Christiaens rose into the air from the old Race Course at Farrer Park.
Tai Seng Christian Church (Former Yio Chu Kang Gospel Hall)
The building that currently houses Tai Seng Christian Church is a piece of the legacy left behind by Chew Puat Chwee, a generous Chinese businessman who used his wealth for various philanthropic pursuits.
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the earliest Catholic churches built in the suburbs of Singapore. Over the years, the church has faithfully served the spiritual needs of the predominantly Teochew-speaking Catholics living in Hougang, which at a point in time outnumbered the non-Catholic community. It now stands as a living testament not only to the spread of Catholicism, but also to the many contributions of Catholic missionaries in nineteenth-century Singapore.