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Singapore’s Newest Landmark

The National Heritage Board has named the former Fullerton Building (today known as The Fullerton Hotel) as Singapore's 71st National Monument, concluding a series of gazettes in celebration of Singapore's Golden Jubilee. This grand Neoclassical building situated at the mouth of the Singapore River was once Singapore's General Post Office, and housed several government departments, where some of Singapore's pioneer leaders began their careers. It has also been witness to several historic events during the Japanese Occupation and the post-war period.

 

“The former Fullerton Building is one of the most iconic colonial buildings in Singapore, standing at the mouth of the Singapore River and defining the Singapore skyline since the 1920s,” says Jean Wee, director of the Preservation of Sites and Monuments (PSM) division, NHB. “Beyond its grand façade and beautiful architecture, it is filled with many priceless memories of our nation's growth throughout the years – from the former General Post Office to government offices, it has served multiple functions that mark the tumultuous times we have lived through, and the steps taken to build our country. As we celebrate Singapore's Golden Jubilee, we reflect on the trail history has left on our landscape, and, in turn, accord those that are nationally significant the highest form of preservation and recognition.”

 

 “This is a historic moment, and we are privileged and honoured that the Fullerton Building has been gazetted as Singapore's 71st national monument,” says Giovanni Viterale, general manager, The Fullerton Heritage. “Beyond its grand façade and beautiful architecture, the Fullerton Building is filled with countless and poignant memories of Singapore's growth through the colonial and  pre-independence era till present day. It is a privilege to be operating in a building and precinct immersed so relevantly in Singapore's history and culture. Today, we mark a new chapter in the building's future. As we reflect on the legacy of the Fullerton Building, we also look forward to the future of providing new memories and experiences for our local and international visitors.” www.fullertonhotel.com






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