Walking Through Heritage

Explore a multitude of heritage sites and discover interesting stories behind these places.

  • Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman

    Portrait of Sir Stamford Raffles

    Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman was an exhibition curated by the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) held from 1st February to 28th April 2019 in commemoration of the Singapore Bicentennial that presented a complex, multilayered picture of Raffles while presenting the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Java and the Malay world.

  • The Singapore River Walk

    In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew 1923 - 2015

    The Singapore River Walk traces the development of the Singapore River spanning from Collyer Quay to Robertson Quay.

  • Jalan Kubor Cemetery

    Jalan Kubor Cemetery

    Parts of Jalan Kubor Cemetery used to be a mangrove swamp, and according to 19th century reports, there were 3 distinct burial plots – a Malay cemetery, the Sultan’s burial ground located within the cemetery and a cemetery for Indian muslims.

  • Bidadari Garden

    Bidadari teaser

    Located along Mount Vernon Road, the Bidadari Garden was developed by the National Heritage board in 2004 to commemorate the history of the Bidadari Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in Singapore. The cemetery was located along Upper Serangoon Road.

  • Historic Bridges

    Historic Bridges over Singapore River

    Historic iron and steel bridges over Singapore River had witnessed the ebbs and flows of maritime trading and communal living along the Singapore River banks for almost two centuries. Beyond the living heritage these structures embodied, the stories behind them revealed intriguing politics.

  • Chinese Garden

    Chinese Garden

    The Chinese Garden, otherwise known as Yu Hwa Yuan, spans 13.5 hectares. It was built from an area once occupied by fish and prawn ponds fronting the banks of the 6 mile long Jurong River.

  • Pearls Centre

    Pearls Centre

    Pearls Centre at 100, Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059812, was built by Outram Realty and completed in 1977. The 22-storey commercial-residential complex comprises a 10-storey podium block housing a four-storey shopping centre, a cinema, a six-storey carpark and a 12-storey tower block of apartments above the podium.

  • Pulau Ubin

    Pulau Ubin

    Pulau Ubin lies on the Straits of Johor off the North-eastern coast of mainland Singapore, separated by Serangoon Harbour. It was known as Granite Island ("Chieo Suar" 石山), as granite from the island was used to make floor tiles or jubin in Malay.

  • Bukit Brown Cemetery

    Bukit Brown Cemetery

    Located in the central area of Singapore, bordering Lornie Road and parts of the Pan-Island Expressway, Bukit Brown Cemetery (BBC) was the first Chinese municipal cemetery in colonial Singapore.

  • Mosaic Playgrounds in Singapore

    Toa Payoh Dragon Playground

    During the early 1970s, the Housing & Development Board (HDB) introduced locally-designed playgrounds in the heart of housing estates. These early playgrounds were mainly functional and comprised swings, slides, see-saws, merry-go-rounds etc.

  • Sungei Road Flea Market

    Sungei Road Flea Market

    Located between Jalan Besar and Rochor Canal Road, the flea market at Sungei Road is Singapore's largest and oldest flea market. While the exact origin of the flea market remains unclear, historical records have shown that the flea market began as a small trading spot that sprouted along the river during the mid 1930s.

  • Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter

    Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter

    The air raid shelter at Blk 78 Guan Chuan Street occupies an area of 1,500 sqm and it could accommodate up to an estimated 1,600 persons. It is also believed to be the site for the Air Raid Precaution Wardens' depot.

  • Beach Road Army Market

    Beach Road Army Market

    The Golden Mile Food Centre was completed in 1975 to house resettled hawkers from the Jalan Sultan street market. The food centre is also known for its "Army Market" on its third storey due to its high concentration of army supply shops.