Singapore’s Beloved National Monuments

Celebrate Singapore’s 50th Birthday with Destination Asia Singapore’s new ‘Our Beloved Monuments’ program. This celebration of Singapore’s fascinating heritage explores many national monuments of historical and architectural importance for the nation. We visit, touch, explore and interact with a series of architectural wonders including the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, constructed between 1843 and 1847, now the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Singapore.

Next on the list is the Former Keng Teck Whay – the only surviving Peranakan (Straits Chinese) ancestral temple and clan hall. Today, the Former Keng Teck Whay is occupied by the Taoist Mission of Singapore. We also visit Sri Mariamman Temple – the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore; and Sultan Mosque, an icon of the historic Kampong Glam area. All of these monuments have been gazetted as national monuments, providing a unique insight to Singapore’s colorful history.

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