First church in Singapore is a fine creation of George Coleman, who was the architect of the country's several historical buildings. A circular structure, the Church is based on the British Neo-Classical style. Coleman painstakingly chose a design which was completely in harmony with the island's tropical climate.
The tallest skyscraper in Singapore at the time of its construction came into being in 1939. With the height of around 80 meters, the building was the first air-conditioned theatre in the country. With the passage of time, the building has acquired several roles.
Holy Infant Jesus Chapel
A famous historical building complex in Singapore, Convent of Holy Infant Jesus Chapel or CHIJMES was founded in 1854. Rev Mother St. Mathilde started it with three other sisters. The purview of the Chapel services kept on expanding with time.
Empress Place Building
Empress Place Building or the Government Offices of the colonial era currently houses the second wing of the Asian Civilisations Museum, which is one of the foremost museums of South-East Asia.
Hong San See Temple
Originally built in Tanjong Pagar in 1829, the Temple now resides at Mohammed Sultan Road. Dedicated to the God of Wealth, the construction of the later temple was completed by Lim Law, a well-known building contractor.
Counted among the first multi-storey buildings in Orchard Road, MacDonald House was the first important office building after the World War II. The building which once suffered a terrorist attack, is still very impressive.
Siong Lim Temple
This large Buddhist temple, erected in 1908, remembers Lord Buddha's birth and death. People from all over South-East Asia donated for the construction of the temple. The temple, which underwent elaborate restoration work with assistance from the experts of China, keeps on working as a monastery.
Sri Mariamman Temple
The oldest and largest temple in Singapore is dedicated to Goddess Sri Mariamman, who is adored for health and wealth. The temple is of utmost importance for the adherents of Hindu faith on the island.
Sri Sriniwas Perumal Temple
Counted among the most ancient temples in Singapore, Sri Perumal is devoted to Lord Krishna of Hindu faith. A massive complex, the temple monument in Singapore is famous for its 20 meters tall gopurams (towers).
Telok Ayer Church
The Church, which played significant role in the birth of Methodism in Singapore, is one of the oldest Chinese Christian churches in Singapore. It is a fascinating unification of the Chinese and Roman architectural styles.
Thian Hock Keng Temple
Thian Hock Keng Temple, devoted to Matsu, the Taoist Goddess of the sea, is the oldest and most important Hoklo temple in Singapore. Recycled materials were widely used in the construction of the temple.