City Hall in Singapore

A National Monument, the City Hall was an integral part of the political history of Singapore.

A National Monument, the City Hall was an integral part of the political history of Singapore. | Photo credit: Sengkang - Wikipedia

City Hall Overview

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The City Hall has been declared as one of the national monuments of Singapore. The building was completed in 1929 and was originally known as Municipal Building. It became the Singapore Judiciary in 1987. The historic building has witnessed and staged some of the most significant events in the history of Singapore. The British accepted the surrender of the Japanese army at the City Hall on 12 September 1945 which formally ended the Japan’s occupation of Singapore. It was here that Lee Kuan Yew, as Prime Minister, proclaimed self-government for Singapore on 5 June 1959. The merger with Malaysia on 16 September 1963 was announced here. When Singapore separated from Malaysia, the first fully-independent Singapore Government was sworn in at City Hall on 9 August 1965. Right now the City Hall is closed and will reopen in 2015 when it will be merged with former Supreme Court Building to form a gallery to house Singapore’s national art collection.

  • Opening Closing Time Closed till 2015

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Location

St. Andrew's Road, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)