Singapore is an exciting place with a rich history and culture. Be it religious sites, memorials and museums, Singapore has proved to be one of the most specular historical places you can visit. The historical places in Singapore mark important events which took place in the past, most of these events being of past wars and legend warriors. There are many historical places in Singapore you can visit and get a glimpse of the historical background. Below are some of the most spectacular historical places that you can visit in Singapore.
1. The Sultan Mosque.
This magnificent mosque is the largest in the heart of Singapore. It’s considered to be a sacred worship place and can accommodate more than 5000 people. The mosque was built in 1924 and renovated 10 years later. It has golden domes with glass decorated bottle ends. Both the poor and rich Singapore ancient Muslims took part in the building of the historical mosque. It was named a national monument in 1975. It’s a very important historical site especially for visiting people. The mosque is open for visitation all days except for Friday as it’s the daily prayers are held.
2. The Kranji War Memorial.
The Kranji War Memorial in Singapore holds the honour of the people who died during the Second World War It’s a home to over 4000 graveyards of the soldiers who died during the Japanese invasion. The Kranji War Memorial also has graves for the first two Singapore presidents. The Kranji is mostly visited by the deceased who have a guaranteed entry.
3. The Battle Box.
The battle box is a very famous historical place in Singapore as it acted as a bomb proof banker for the British during the Second World War. The Battle Box has underground rooms that show the stages and the warriors who took part in the war. It also a place where important decisions of the war were made and it’s at the same place where the British army retreated from the war and surrendered Singapore to the Japanese. Visiting hours are from 9 am to 4 pm and an entry fee of $12 is charged.
4. The Thian Hock Keng Temple.
The Thian Hock Keng Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore. It’s here at the sacred temple where Clans such as Hokkien worshipped. The place was dedicated to the worship of the goddess of the sea called Mazu. It has vast decoration techniques and architectural designs with beautiful encaustic floor. The Temple is open for visitation any at any time and is a place of worship, a sense of courtesy and respect is highly welcomed.
5. The Mint Museum of Toys.
The Mint Museum of Toys is invested with rows of ancient toys. Each vintage toy has the specific history of the era to which it belonged. It has more than 50,000 toys with some have stayed there for more than 100 years. It’s one of the exciting historical sites in Singapore, especially for children. The opening hours are from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm. A small fee of $15 and $7.5 is charged for adults and children respectively.
Singapore for sure is a verified and memorable historic site with vast historic destinations. If you are looking for a domestic or international travel destination, then Singapore is a place for you.