The Past:
1929: Completion of City Hall building (originally known as the Municipal Building)

14 February 1992: Gazetted as a national monument

1943: British prisoners-of-war were rounded up in front of the building for a march to POW camps at Changi Prison and Selarang

12 September 1945: The Japanese surrendered to the British at City Hall, formally ending the Japanese Occupation of Singapore.

5 June 1959: Lee Kuan Yew, then Prime Minister, proclaimed self-government for Singapore on the steps of City Hall. Lee and eight cabinet minister were sworn into political office in the chamber of the City Hall before the first Yang di-Pertuan Negara, Yusof bin Ishak, whose oath was taken at the City Hall.

16 September 1963: Merger with Malaysia

9 August 1965: Separation from Malaysia. The first fully-independent Singapore Government was sworn in at City Hall.

The Future:
2015: City Hall, together with the adjacent Old Supreme Court Building, will be converted into the National Art Gallery of Singapore.


3 Saint Andrew's Road, Singapore 178958

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