National monuments of Singapore

National monuments of Singapore are buildings and structures in Singapore that have been designated by the National Heritage Board (NHB) as being of special historic, traditional, archaeological, architectural or artistic value. For historical significance (World War II, self-independence of Singapore, transformation and the oldest memories to the structure), these buildings are not allowed to be demolished. The Preservation of Monuments Act gives the board authority to order preservation of such sites and promote research and public interest in the monuments.

The NHB is a statutory board within the Government of Singapore, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and it has so far gazetted 81 buildings and structures as national monuments. The latest additional to the list is Fort Siloso.[1]

List of national monumentsEdit

Building name Current usage Address Date gazetted National
Monument #
Anderson Bridge (1910) Bridge Singapore River 15 October 2019
73[2]
Armenian Church (1835–1836) Church Hill Street 006060 Hill Street 28 June 1973
Bowyer Block, Singapore General Hospital (29 March 1926) Museum Third Hospital Avenue 0011 11 Third Hospital Avenue 11 November 2009
61[3]
Caldwell House, currently part of CHIJMES (1840–1841) Wedding venue Victoria Street 003030 Victoria Street 26 October 1990
23[3]
Cathay Building (1939) Commercial Handy Road 00022 Handy Road 10 February 2003
48[3]
Cathedral of the Good Shepherd (1843–1847) Church Queen Street 0000AA Queen Street 28 June 1973
Cavenagh Bridge (1869) Bridge Singapore River 15 October 2019
73[2]
The Cenotaph (1922) Wartime memorial Connaught Dr Connaught Dr 28 December 2010
63[4]
Central Fire Station (1908) Fire Station Hill Street 006262 Hill Street 18 December 1998
41[3]
Changi Prison, Old Entrance Gate, Turret and Wall (1936) Prison Upper Changi Road North Upper Changi Road North 15 February 2016
72[5]
Chesed-El Synagogue (1905) Synagogue Oxley Road 00022 Oxley Rise 18 December 1998
38[3]
Chinese High School Clock Tower Building (1925) School Bukit Timah Road 0673673 Bukit Timah Road 19 March 1999
43[3]
Chung Cheng High School (Main) (1965) School Goodman Road 003050 Goodman Road 10 July 2014
66[6]
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (1888) Church Ophir Road 005050 Ophir Road 14 January 2005
52[3]
Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (1869–1870) Church Queen Street 0225A225A Queen Street 10 February 2003
49[3]
Church of St Teresa (7 April 1929) Church Bukit Purmei 00022 Bukit Purmei 11 November 2009
57[3]
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1901) Church Upper Serangoon Road 12591259 Upper Serangoon Road 14 January 2005
53[3]
Civilian War Memorial (1967) Wartime memorial War Memorial Park, Singapore 15 August 2013
65[7]
City Hall (1926–1929), currently part of the National Gallery Singapore Art Gallery Saint Andrew's Road 00033 Saint Andrew's Road 14 February 1992
25[3]
College of Medicine Building (1926) Government College Road 001616 College Road 2 December 2002
47[3]
Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Chapel, currently known as CHIJMES Hall, part of CHIJMES (1904) Wedding venue, function hall Victoria Street 003030 Victoria Street 26 October 1990
23[3]
Elgin Bridge (1929) Bridge Singapore River 15 October 2019
73[2]
Empress Place Building, currently Asian Civilisations Museum (1864–1920) Museum Empress Place 00011 Empress Place 14 February 1992
29[3]
Former Admiralty House (1940) School Old Nelson Road 0345345 Old Nelson Road 2 December 2002
45[3]
Former Attorney-General's Chambers, currently part of Parliament House of Singapore Government 1 Parliament Place 14 February 1992
32[3]
Former Command House (1937–1938) University Kheam Hock Road 001717 Kheam Hock Road 11 November 2009
59[3]
Former Ford Factory (1941) Museum Upper Bukit Timah Road 0315315 Upper Bukit Timah Road 15 February 2006
55[3]
Former Tanjong Pagar railway station (1932) Transportation Keppel Road 003030 Keppel Road 9 April 2011
64[8]
Fort Siloso (1878) Wartime museum Sentosa 15 February 2022
74[1]
Fullerton Building (1928) currently The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (1867) Hotel Fullerton Square 00011 Fullerton Square 7 December 2015
71[9]
Goodwood Park Hotel (Tower Block) (1900) Hotel Scotts Road 002222 Scotts Road 23 March 1989
22[3]
Hill Street Police Station, Old (1934) Government Hill Street 0140140 Hill Street 18 December 1998
39[3]
Hong San See (1908–1913) Temple Mohamed Sultan Road 003131 Mohamed Sultan Road 10 November 1978
16[3]
House of Tan Yeok Nee (1885) University Clemenceau Avenue 0207207 Clemenceau Avenue 19 November 1974
11[3]
The Istana (1867–1869) Government Orchard RoadOrchard Road 14 February 1992
24[3]
Istana Kampong Glam, currently Malay Heritage Centre (1839–1843) Museum Sultan Gate85 Sultan Gate 6 August 2015
Jurong Town Hall (1971–1974) Commercial Jurong Town Hall Road9 Jurong Town Hall Road 2 June 2015
Keng Teck Whay (1847–1875) Temple Telok Ayer Street 0150150 Telok Ayer Street 11 November 2009
58[3]
Lim Bo Seng Memorial (1954) Wartime memorial Connaught Dr Connaught Dr 28 December 2010
63[4]
MacDonald House (1949) Commercial Orchard Road 0040A40A Orchard Road 10 February 2003
50[3]
Maghain Aboth Synagogue (1878) Synagogue Waterloo Street 002424 Waterloo Street 27 February 1998
35[3]
Manasseh Meyer Building (1920s) School Waterloo Street 0024469E Bukit Timah Road 11 November 2009
56[3]
Masjid Abdul Gaffoor (1907) Mosque Dunlop Street 004141 Dunlop Street 5 July 1979
18[3]
Masjid Al-Abrar (1829) Mosque Telok Ayer Street 0192192 Telok Ayer Street 19 November 1974
10[3]
Masjid Alkaff Upper Serangoon (1932) Mosque Pheng Geck Avenue 6666 Pheng Geck Avenue 18 December 2014
Masjid Hajjah Fatimah (1846) Mosque Beach Road 40014001 Beach Road 28 June 1973
Masjid Jamae (1830) Mosque South Bridge Road 0218218 South Bridge Road 19 November 1974
13[3]
Masjid Sultan (1928) Mosque Muscat Street 00033 Muscat Street 8 March 1975
14[3]
Ministry of Labour Building, Old, currently the Subordinate Courts Family and Juvenile Division (1928) Government Havelock Square 00033 Havelock Square 27 February 1998
36[3]
Nagore Durgha (1893) Shrine Telok Ayer Street 0140140 Telok Ayer Street 19 November 1974
Nanyang University Arch, Nanyang University Memorial and Nanyang University Library and Administration Building, currently the Chinese Heritage Centre Arch, Memorial, Museum Yunnan CrescentYunnan Crescent, 42 Nanyang Avenue and 22 Nanyang Drive 18 December 1998
42[3]
National Museum of Singapore (1887) Museum Stamford Road 009393 Stamford Road 14 February 1992
30[3]
Parliament House and Annex Building, Old, currently The Arts House at the Old Parliament (1827) Arts Empress Place 001010 Empress Place 14 February 1992, and 3 July 1992
27[3]
Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church (1931) Church Princep Street 007777 Prinsep Street 12 January 2002
44[3]
Raffles College, Former, currently the Bukit Timah campus of National University of Singapore (22 July 1929) University Bukit Timah Road 0469469 Bukit Timah Road 11 November 2009
56[3]
Raffles Hotel (1887) Hotel Beach Road 00011 Beach Road 4 March 1987, and 3 June 1995
20[3]
Saint Andrew's Cathedral (1856–1861) Church Saint Andrew's Road 001111 Saint Andrew's Road 28 June 1973
Saint George's Church (1910–1913) Church Minden Road 001010 Minden Road 10 November 1978
15[3]
Saint James Power Station (1926) Office Sentosa Gateway 00033 Sentosa Gateway 11 November 2009
60[3]
Saint Joseph's Church (1906–1912) Church Victoria Street 0143143 Victoria Street 14 January 2005
51[3]
Saint Joseph's Institution, Former, now the Singapore Art Museum (1867) Museum Bras Basah Road 007171 Bras Basah Road 14 February 1992
31[3]
Singapore Conference Hall (Oct 1965) Multi-Purpose Venue Shenton Way 0007 7 Shenton Way 28 December 2010
62[4]
Siong Lim Temple (1902) Temple Jalan Toa Payoh 0184184 Jalan Toa Payoh 14 October 1980
19[3]
Sri Mariamman Temple (1827) Temple South Bridge Road 0244244 South Bridge Road 28 June 1973
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple (1855) Temple Serangoon Road 0397397 Serangoon Road 10 November 1978
17[3]
Sri Temasek (1867–1869) Government Orchard RoadOrchard Road 14 February 1992
24[3]
Sri Thendayuthapani Temple (1859) Temple Tank Road 003015 Tank Road 20 October 2014
Sun Yat Sen Villa, currently the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (1880) Museum Tai Gin Road 001212 Tai Gin Road 28 October 1994
33[3]
Supreme Court, Old, currently the National Gallery Singapore (1937–1939) Government Saint Andrew's Road 00011 Saint Andrew's Road 14 February 1992
28[3]
Tan Kim Seng Fountain (1882) Wartime memorial Connaught Dr Connaught Dr 28 December 2010
63[4]
Tan Si Chong Su (1876–1878) Temple Magazine Road 001515 Magazine Road 19 November 1974
12[3]
Tan Teck Guan Building (1911) Government College Road 001616 College Road 2 December 2002
46[3]
Tao Nan School, Old, currently the Peranakan Museum (1906) Museum Armenian Street 003939 Armenian Street 27 February 1998
37[3]
Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church (1924) Church Telok Ayer Street 0235235 Telok Ayer Street 23 March 1989
21[3]
Telok Ayer Market, Former, currently Lau Pa Sat (1894) Food centre Raffles Quay 001818 Raffles Quay 28 June 1973
Thian Hock Keng (1839–1842) Temple Telok Ayer Street 0158158 Telok Ayer Street 28 June 1973
Thong Chai Medical Institution, Old (1892) Commercial Eu Tong Sen Street 005050 Eu Tong Sen Street 28 June 1973
Tou Mu Kung Temple (1881) Temple Upper Serangoon Road 0779A779A Upper Serangoon Road 14 January 2005
54[3]
Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall (1862) Arts Empress Place 00099 Empress Place 14 February 1992
26[3]
Ying Fo Fui Kun (1881–1882) Clan Telok Ayer Street 009898 Telok Ayer Street 18 December 1998
40[3]
Yueh Hai Ching Temple (1895) Temple Philip Street 0030B30B Philip Street 28 June 1996
34[3]

ReferencesEdit

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