Historic Buildings of Singapore – Edwin Lee (1990)


Historic Buildings of Singapore – Edwin Lee (1990)


Title: Historic Buildings of Singapore

Author: Edwin Lee

Publisher: Preservation of Monuments Board, 1990

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket as issued. Good. Slight chipping to corner of cover. Text clean, binding tight. 97pp., with numerous black-and-white and colour photographic plates. App 8″ by 5″.

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From foreword by Lien Ying Chow, Chairman of the Preservation of Monuments Board:

“In 1972, the Preservation of Monuments Board commenced its work of identifying, inspecting and overseeing buildings that contributed to the architectural heritage of Singapore.

Priority for buildings to be preserved as national monuments was given at the outset to mosques, churches, temples and other institutions built by or associated with the early pioneers. The list of these gazetted monuments continues to grow. Two hotels of “Old World Charm” and tradition have now been added to the list. The Board also intends to recommend civic buildings and government offices after further study has been made of their merits.”

About the bookL

A brief writeup of each monument/area is provided, along with an extensive introduction to the various heritage areas of Singapore, their architectural landscapes, and histories.

Buildings include:

The Supreme Court at St Andrew’s Road

Nagore Durgha at Telok Ayer Street

St George’s Church at Minden Road

Goodwood Park Hotel at Scotts Road

Central Fire Station at Hill Street

Fullerton Building at Fullerton Square

Armenian Church at Hill Street

Telok Ayer Market at Raffles Quay

House of Tan Yeok Nee at Clemenceau Avenue

Siong Lim Temple at Toa Payoh

Sri Perumal Temple at Serangoon Road