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  • January « 2010 « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    An Exciting Live Educational Trail Operation MONUMENT An Evening at Kampong Gelam Coleman s Classics March To Merdeka Categories Events Tours Uncategorized Archives November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 January 2010 Text size Archive for January 2010 Our blog has shifted Tuesday January 5th 2010 Hello everyone Mark this page as one of your favourites Thank you for reading and supporting the PMB blog

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?m=201001 (2012-12-22)
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  • Mission Possible « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    its plentiful stained glass windows and high ceiling It really is a remarkable sight especially with sunlight flooding in through the windows Similar to Cathedral of the Good Shepherd which I have visited on Footsteps of the Faithful Church of St Joseph has the Pietà which depicts Virgin Mary cradling Jesus This is commonly associated with Michelangelo s famous The Pieta Beautiful statues are about in this Church This particular one was my favourite The wings of the angel somehow gives it a majestic quality The St Joseph s Church used to be a parish church but in 1981 the jurisdiction of the church was transferred to the Archdiocese of Singapore and has since become a Church of Devotion which means that it only conducts mass and special events Here Fabian holds up pictures of the Holy Week Commemoration ceremony which takes place on Good Friday From the pictures we could see thousands of Catholics from all over Singapore participating in the candlelight procession at St Joseph s Church It is quite difficult to imagine something this amazing taking place in Singapore Fabian was a great tour guide and made the tour more interesting by sharing with us his personal experiences with the church The most interesting thing about the St Joseph s Church as mentioned by Fabian is probably its link with Our Lady of Fatima Our Lady of Fatima is the name given to the reported apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three children in Fatima Portugal in 1917 The church is painted blue in association with her as blue is the color of Lady Fatima At the end of our tour Fabian highlighted some significant things about this particular church It was a place where relationships and bonds were fostered for the Portuguese Eurasians in Singapore

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?p=1738 (2012-12-22)
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  • A Street of Many Worlds « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    threshold is representative of that servant that sacrificed himself At the Ying Fo Fui Kun the threshold is low as it represents the Hakkas s humility and high level of tolerance A courtyard like this is also typical of Chinese architecture The Chinese often designed their buildings to face inwards as they believed in Fengshui hoping that this would keep the good fortune within the building Kai Yan also mentioned that the Ying Fo Fui Kun once served as a school The Yin Sin school taught the basics of English Math and Science It was originally located just beside the Ying Fo Fui Kun but was demolished for road works There is a small model of the school at the entrance of the Ying Fo Fui Kun so if you ever visit do remember to look out for it In the monument there is an altar dedicated to the God of War Guan Di Although Guan Di is the God of War he is popular among the Hakka community as he is known to bless those who observe brotherhood spirits honour and righteousness On our way to the next monument the boys pointed out another monument along Telok Ayer Street the Nagore Dargah and highlighted some of its architectural features to prepare us for our visit to the third monument Our second stop was the Thian Hock Keng temple and our tour guide for this monument was Jonathan In this picture Jonathan pointed out how the temple although fundamentally Taoist has European designs as well For example railings are actually imported from Scotland The floor tiles along the entrance of the Temple are also from Europe Beautiful murals of the Gods Shen Tu and Yu Lei can be seen on the doors of the Temple as they are meant to ward off evil spirits The Thian Hock Keng Temple is one of the oldest and most important Hokkien temples in Singapore Many Chinese immigrants came here to pray to Ma Zu Goddess of the Sea for a safe voyage What started off only as a shrine is now a beautiful temple and was built under the leadership of people such as Tan Tock Seng and Si Hoo Keh in 1842 Here is the main altar dedicated to Ma Zu As seen in the picture on the left there is plaque inscribed with the words Bo Jian Nan Ming meaning Gentle Waves over the South Seas This plaque was presented by the Emperor of the Qing Dynasty Guan Xu in 1907 This clearly indicates the temple s importance to the people back in China The entire temple is embellished in gold and really is beautiful No wonder many couples come here to take their wedding photographs Jonathan explained to us the unique concept that goes behind the construction of the temple It is mainly held together with interlocking brackets As Jonathan summarised it means that the entire temple can be dismantled and rebuilt somewhere else quite simply as no nails are

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?p=1808 (2012-12-22)
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  • Rediscovering Old Serangoon « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History Rediscovering Old Serangoon was a tour unlike the others Having grown up in Serangoon our volunteer tour guide Lydia recounted the days she lived in Old Serangoon where cattle were still a common sight We also visited the Sri Perumal Temple a significant historical site of worship even up till today Click below for more pictures

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?p=1795 (2012-12-22)
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  • Stained Glass Stories « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within Elizabeth Kubler Ross Ever wondered about the stories behind these stained panels of gothic beauty I followed a tour on 2 July led by a volunteer guide Kah Hwee who brought us through the history of Singapore s finest stained glass and how they came to be If you feel as awe struck by these stained glass panels as I did click below for more pictures of these mesmerising man made wonders At the St Joseph s Church At the Church of St Peter and St Paul At CHIJMES St Clothilde here looks as if she is carrying the CHIJ chapel in her right hand The building also bears resemblance to the Notre Dame in Paris The serenity of the church coupled with the magnificence of the multi coloured stained glass panels really is something worth experiencing in person My favourite story among all the stained glass stories is the one about Saint Catharine This stained glass was made in memory of Katherine MacLeod Craik daughter of the architect David Macleod Craik the designer of the St Joseph s Church It is a heartbreaking story as Craik s second daughter Katherine drowned in a voyage from Penang to Singapore at a tender age of seven and a half months Hence he commissioned this stained glass panel with a ship in the background in remembrance of his daughter Perhaps it is my fascination with love and heartbreak but this story left a deep impression on me because Katherine has been immortalised in this stained glass panel despite the short life she led This is just one out of the many stories that were covered about Singapore s stained glass panels Stained Glass Stories

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?p=1752 (2012-12-22)
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  • Minorities in Chinatown « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    set up all around the mosque It was very much a place of education as well As you can see the carpet of the Prayer Hall has neat rows of lines on it This is for the worshippers to line themselves up nicely for prayers signifying that they are equal before God The eight point star representative of harmony and good fortune can be found in many forms of Islamic art This was also seen in the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station The Jamae Mosque has strong neoclassical influences in its architectural design as seen in the large columns and symmetrical rounded windows The mosque is also painted green as the colour has much religious significance It is Prophet Muhammad s favour represents nature and life and the inhabitants of heaven are said to wear green garments of silk Quite surprisingly you will also be able to find Chinese architectural influences in this mosque These are Chinese ventilation sleeves commonly seen in old Chinese buildings or temples Gertrude brought us to the back of the mosque where the ablution area is As Muslims have to be in a state of purity when they do their daily prayers they have to wash their hands feet and neck and head with water These green steps allow the men to wash up and return to the prayer hall without dirtying their feet How clever Information plaques like this one can be found on many historical landmarks in Singapore We moved on to Pagoda Street for our next monument the Sri Mariamman Temple This street was named Pagoda Street because of the pagoda structure of the temple The Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu Temple in Singapore and was built in 1827 by Naraina Pillay He was the first recorded Indian immigrant who arrived to Singapore with Raffles in 1819 The temple was constructed based on Dravidian style a type of South Indian temple architecture It has three main attributes which are an entrance tower called the gopurams pagoda a prayer hall called mandapam and an actual temple called Vimana Just like the minaret it also serves as a focal point for worshippers but it is decorated with a pantheon of deities as opposed to the minarets Statues of cows surround the perimeter of the temple and they are sacred animals in the religion of Hinduism At the entrance of the building the door is ornamented with many bells which followers ring when they are entering or exiting the temple for good fortune In the main hall of the temple also known as the mandapam sits the statue of the patron goddess Mariamman She is known for her healing powers and life giving powers and as she is also the Mother Goddess she is also known as Devi Periyachi Kalyani Sumangali Shankari Rajeswari and Kali Beautiful and colourful murals like these can be seen almost everywhere in the temple Gertrude brings us to the flagpole in the temple and explained to us that a

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?p=1702 (2012-12-22)
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  • Blog « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    Supreme Court and an educational journey on their uses today Click below to learn more about these monuments transformative journey as they are given a new lease of life from being simply old buildings to becoming national monuments embedded with rich history and new found purposes Read the rest of this entry Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments A Tale of Two Towns and Monumental Makeovers June 30th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History Click below for a visual journey of these tours A Tale of Two Towns and Monumental Makeovers led by PMB s volunteer guides Read the rest of this entry Posted in Uncategorized No Comments Buzz and Dynamism June 30th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History Have you ever passed by places such as the former Hill Street Police Station or the former City Hall and wondered what it was like in early to mid 20 th century On the 19 th of June three charming secondary school boys from Raffles Institution took us on a realistic journey visiting the history and life of these buildings in a tour titled Buzz and Dynamism Singapore s transition from colonial to post post independence through government and civic buildings Click below to have a blast from the past Read the rest of this entry Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments My Monumental Playground June 29th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History On 11 12 th of June the Preservation of Monuments Board and National Parks Board organised the event My Monumental Playground at Esplanade Park It was a fun filled weekend as families came together to take part in the activities organised and learned more about Singapore s history Read the rest of this entry Posted in Events Uncategorized No Comments From Schoolyards to Landmarks June 29th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History This tour was the first out of the many tours lined up for June organised by the Preservation of Monuments Board Four incredibly charismatic boys from Raffles Institution brought us through the rich history behind monuments that once functioned as schools such as the former St Joseph s Institution former CHIJ Chapel and Caldwell House and former Tao Nan School Click below to find out more about some of Singapore s oldest schools and what it is now used for Read the rest of this entry Posted in Tours Uncategorized No Comments In The Footsteps Of The Faithful June 28th 2011 Post by Loh Pei Ying Undergraduate at the National University of Singapore NUS History On the 11 th of June the Preservation of Monuments Board kick started a series of tours scheduled for the June holidays They have been designed to deliver a personal experience with history through the exploration of Singapore s very own monuments The first two

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/index.php?page_id=585&paged=2 (2012-12-22)
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  • Books « Preservation Of Monuments Board
    evolution of Mass Weddings on the island The Ties that Bind monuments communities and families together and the distinct architectural features of our monuments that serve as Monumental Backdrops to wedding photos Monumental Love Stories four short films shot on location at the monuments round off the exhibition by giving visitors the opportunity to see heartwarming couples on screen as they relate stories of their deep felt commitment and love while a fifth film provides an industry insider s take on the history and development of wedding photography in Singapore Pick up your free copy of the Monumental Weddings booklet when you visit the exhibition T he Fearless Twins and the Magical Kaleido A Narrow Escape ISBN 978 981 0720 15 5 Paperback 46 pages 2012 RRP 16 available at all major bookstores Take a ride with Toby Tammy and their fun loving Uncle Al Armed with an incredible magical device the twins swop back in to Singapore in 1935 Set against the backdrop of Singapore s most awe inspiring buildings the twins end up with an adventure they didn t bargain for but can t escape from Will they solve the mystery of the spinning clock tower Can they fight off the fierce flames of a huge fire Will they escape in time Read on to be thrilled by this story of courage friendship and fantasy The book is aimed at but not limited to children aged 5 to 9 Resonance Songs of Our Forefathers Photographs by Kwek Leng Joo et al ISBN 978 981 0830 91 5 Hard cover 183 pages 2009 RRP 85 60 available at all major bookstores Featuring 24 of Singapore s National Monuments PMB s photography book introduces both iconic and lesser known monuments through the artistic expressions of a team of photographers led by avid photographer Kwek Leng Joo Each photographer captures the monuments using a variety of photography styles and the stunning photographs stand testament to the timeless elegance of these monuments with special emphasis on their architectural details Singapore s Monuments Landmarks A Philatelic Ramble by Tan Wee Kiat Edmund WK Lim Kevin YL Tan ISBN 978 981 0578 09 1 Soft cover 96 pages 2007 This book presents the various stamps which feature Singapore s landmarks of the past and present It contains full coloured enlarged prints of the stamps as well as interesting information about the natural and man made landmarks in Singapore This beautiful work will appeal to the young and old Discover the history heritage and environment through a philatelic journey of Singapore s landmarks Faiths of Our Forefathers The Religious Monuments of Singapore by Lee Geok Boi ISBN 981 3065 62 1 Hard cover 111 pages 2002 The Religious Monuments of Singapore takes a fascinating look into the architecture and history of twenty of Singapore s treasured religious monuments Each monument is rendered in a detailed illustration revealing the building s interior and accompanied by an informative outline of the architectural features The book also explores

    Original URL path: http://www.pmb.sg/?page_id=122 (2012-12-22)
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