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.”
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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.
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