Monuments of Singapore

Monuments of Singapore
The country of Singapore, located at the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula in southeast Asia, is composed of the main island and numerous other low-lying islets. The hilly terrain, hot and humid weather, plentiful sun and beaches, numerous parks and nature reserves, offers many opportunities in camping, fishing, trekking, water sports and hiking. While in Singapore, check out some of its renown national monuments.

National Museum of Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore is the country's oldest museum, dating back to 1887. Not only does this museum present Singapore's history and culture, but it is custodian of the 11 national treasures, including the Singapore Stone, a fragment of a large sandstone structure that once stood at the mouth of the Singapore River and which dates back to at least the 13th century, and gold ornaments that date back to the 14th century. This cultural icon is home to festivals and events throughout the year including the dynamic Night Festival.

National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road
Singapore 178897

Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator

At over 170 years old, this national monument designed by Irish architect, George D. Coleman, was the first church ever built in Singapore. It is well known for its traditional Aremenian architecture highlighted by the domed roof and bell turret design. The church's garden, known as the Memorial Garden, contains tomb markings of Armenians who have died. The parsonage house, which is over 100 years old and housed residing priests in the past is also in this garden.

Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator
60 Hill St.
Singapore 179366

Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall

Formerly known as Victoria Memorial Hall, the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall was opened in 1905 in memory of Queen Victoria who died in 1901. This theater, renovated in the 1980s, seats 883 and has a performing stage that can fit a 100-member orchestra. Since 1980, it has housed the world-famous Singapore Symphony Orchestra and hosted numerous visiting orchestras including the London Symphony.

Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall
9 Empress Place
Singapore 179556

Article Written By Evander Blimpington

Evander Blimpington has been professionally writing since 2010. Blimpington's extensive works have been featured on several leading websites and in the Letters To The Editor section of the "Miami Herald" and "Sun Sentinal" newspapers. Blimpington specializes in alternative/holistic nutrition and health and is currently pursuing a college degree.

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