1. National Monuments are structures and buildings that possess national, historical, social and architectural merit, and are protected by the Preservation of Monuments Act.
    The Museum Roundtable (MR) comprises a collective of over 50 public and private museums, heritage galleries and unique attractions in Singapore.
    Marked Historic Sites are historically significant places associated with important events, communities or personalities.
    This section covers buildings, structures, sites and landscape features in Singapore of architectural, historical or cultural interest.


Places - Historic Site Markers

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  • 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.

    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
  • Sri Krishnan Temple

    Sri Krishnan Temple

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

    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.

    War, National History, Battle for Singapore
  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Culture & Community, Architecture, National History
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