Saturday, June 7, 2008

City Hall

City Hall was built from 1926 to 1929 and was known as Municipal Building. The building was built on the two house built by G.D. Coleman in the 1830s. To read up more on the history of city hall, you can view here .
The spacious front steps form one of Singapore's most historic public spaces: here, in 1945, Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, accepted the Japanese Surrender from General Itagaki, formally ending the Japanese Occupation of Singapore; here, in 1951, Singapore was proclaimed a city by Royal Charter granted by King George VI; here in 1959, the proclamation of self-government in Singapore was made by then prime minister Lee Kuan Yew; and here, Mr. Lee declared Singapore an independent republic in 1965. For more information, you can view the source from here.

6 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great building, great steps and great history... in fact.. a great Post :O)

Kitem said...

Beautiful building full of history.
I have taggeg you, hope you don't mind and share your life with us.

zakscloset said...

what a beautiful building and interesting history! those steps look so impossible to climb up though...

alicesg said...

Thanks for the nice comments.

Kitem, thanks for tagging me. I had been tagged by clarice about some info. about myself. You might like to view it here: http://alicesg.blogspot.com/2008/02/i-have-been-tagged.html

Lilli & Nevada said...

yup those are some great pillars lots of steps there as well.

Lawstude said...

amazing structure. its similar to our hall of justice here with large circular columns.