Historic Sites in Singapore

Historic buildings and structures in Singapore that have been designated by the National Heritage Board (or NHB) of singapore.

Abdul Gafoor Mosque

Masjid Abdul Gaffoor for Abdul Gaffoor Mosque; is a mosque in Singapore. It is located at Dunlop Street in the Rochor Planning Area, within Little India off Jalan Besa.

How To Get There

Address: 41 Dunlop St, Singapore 209369
Bus: 64, 65, 139 and NR6 (Walking 1 mins from bus stop B07509)
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah MRT (CC2) (Walking 2 mins from Exit C)

Ban Siew San Temple

Ban Siew San was built by a Hainanese priest called Wong Guan Teck in the year 1880. It is a historical Hainanese temples in Singapore. This temple architecture is hybridration of Teochew convention, and the generic Chinese courtyard layout.

How To Get There

Address: 2 Telok Blangah Dr, Singapore 109256
Bus: 120, 131, 145, 176, 273 and 408 ( Walking 1 mins from bus stop B14041)
Nearest MRT: Telok Blangah MRT (CC28) (Walking 5 mins from Exit A)

Merlion Statue

Merlion statue is the icon of Singapore. It is 8.6 meter tall statue of a lion-fish hybrid, this statue was designed by Alec Fraser-Brunne for the logo of Singapore tourism board. The meaning of Merlion is ‘Mer’ mean sea because Singapore was called as a fishing village. This merlion was the most attraction to the visitor of Singapore, The first statue was placed in the Merlion park and other location are Two at Merlion Park, adjacent to One Fullerton, One at Sentosa Island , One at Mount Faber and Finally, one at the headquarters of Singapore Tourism Board at Orchard.

How To Get There

Address: Merlion Park, Fullerton Road Singapore
Bus: 10, 10E, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196 and 19 ( Walking 2 mins from bus stop B03011)
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place MRT (Walking 5 mins from Exit H)

Kranji War Memorial

Kranji is the Memorial for the solider or people who died in the war fighting against the invading Japanese forces during the World War II. It stands as a War Graves, the Memorial Walls, the State Cemetery, and the Military Graves.

The War memorial represents the three military forces – the Columns represent the Army who marches like a columns, the top one covering the columns is like a shape of wing of a plane represents the Air Force, and finally the shape at the top resembles the sail of a submarine, representing the Navy.

How To Get There

Address: 9 Woodlands Road, Singapore 738656
Bus: 160, 170, 178, 960, 961 and 961# (Walking 5 mins from bus stop B45109)
Nearest MRT: Kranji MRT (Walking 12 mins from Exit A)


Istana means “Palace” in Malay is the official residence and office of the “President of Singapore”. It was built between the years 1867-1869. It was formerly known as "Government House", the architect of this palace was Major ‘John Frederick Adolphus McNair’ British military engineers in India.

How To Get There

Address: Office of the President of the Republic of Singapore, Orchard Road, Singapore 238823
Bus: 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N, 7, 14, 14E, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 124 and 12 (Walking 3 mins from bus stop B08057)
Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut (Walking 2 mins from Exit C)