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5 Heritage sites in Singapore – a modern state with a lot of heritage

Although Singapore is known as a modern country, that doesn't mean that this amazing country lacks heritage, history, or rich culture. Singapore holds many secrets that belong to the past and even if you visit this destination today, there are many shreds of evidence that portray a vibrant heritage.

1

Haji Lane

What you get to witness in this lane is a different vibe. The culture is strange here, and it will surely be a great exploration for you. During your vacation spent at nearby venues the likes of Ascott Raffles Place Singapore, just have a leisurely walk on this street with your mates or even alone, to see many types of people including photographers, young travellers (often in weird clothing) shopping for accessories and so much more. The colorful backgrounds of buildings and wall graffiti indeed attract photographers and the retail shops attract the shopaholic ladies as well.

2

The Battle Box

Although, the Battle Box doesn't remind you of a great, happy time, if you are someone spending your happy vacation at one of the Singapore luxury serviced apartments, you should not miss this place. It's an underground command centre that was built when World War II prevailed. The history of this Battle Box is interesting. Everything about those times is depicted here using wax statues and moving figures and since the place is open even on public holidays (from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm) you can plan your visit on any day of the week to witness this one of a kind attraction in the city.

3

The Sultan Mosque

The first-ever sultan in Singapore was Sultan Hussein Shah and he built this amazing mosque in 1824. This is the biggest mosque in Singapore and the prayer hall inside this mosque can accommodate 5000 people at once. It's said that right after a century it was established, the mosque was renovated and for this task, even the poorest Muslim had made a contribution (a donation). The mosque is located in the Arab quarters, and right after visiting the mosque, you may also do some shopping around as the area has a lot of boutiques selling food, clothes, and many other souvenirs.

4

Thian Hock Keng Temple

Guarded by lions and tigers, the Thian Hock Keng Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore. It has been built in 1824, and because of this fact, this temple belongs to the list of the most historical buildings in the country too. Tourists adore the attractive entrance and the splendid interior that has many rare sculptures and carvings.

5

St Veeramakaliamman Temple

Built in 1881, this is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and because of this, many pictures inside the temple show Kali in different postures. The temple also has many interesting stories to reveal about the colonial period in Singapore and if you take a guided tour, you may be able to experience it all. From the time it was established, devotees believe in the holy powers of this temple and Goddess Kali as well.

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St Veeramakaliamman Temple

Built in 1881, this is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and because of this, many pictures inside the temple show Kali in different postures. The temple also has many interesting stories to reveal about the colonial period in Singapore and if you take a guided tour, you may be able to experience it all. From the time it was established, devotees believe in the holy powers of this temple and Goddess Kali as well.

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