6 historical sites in Singapore

In a country where the past, present and future meet on the same street Singapore abounds with fascinating historical sites. Here is Kidlander’s selection for revisting the past:

1. The Battle Box at Fort Canning Park

With the magic of special effects you can experience the 1942 Fall of Singapore at Fort Canning Park. Located underground and originally the base of Malayan High Command during the Second World War, the Battle Box museum takes visitors through an interactive and immersive tour.

2. Chinatown Heritage Centre

Three beautifully-restored shophouses along Pagoda Street recapture the quaint old-world charm of Singapore’s bustling Chinatown district. The Chinatown Heritage Centre is the only place in Singapore that has recreated the original interiors of its shophouse tenants in the 1950s.


Now famous for its eateries, this chapel was built in 1890.  Visit to see the frescoes and the stained glasswork inside the chapel. Now you can shop at the array of boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, cafes and wine bars.

4. MICA Building ARTrium

The building with the colourful windows was the Old Hill Street Police Station. Now it stands as MICA Building, the headquarters of the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts; enjoy a quiet afternoon with the family and stroll inside the fascinating art gallery.

5. Old Parliament House

Occupying the 200 year-old building that was Singapore’s First Parliament House, The Arts House has been offering visitors a plethora of arts, culture and entertainment events.  The Earshot Cafe is on hand to provide refreshments and a space to relax.

6. Thian Hock Keng Temple

This temple was built in 1840 by Chinese migrants in honour of the Sea Goddess

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