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Historic Singapore hotel becomes national monument

Singapore’s historic Fullerton Hotel building, which served as the city-state’s General Post Office until the 1990s, has been declared a national monument.

The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore.
The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore. Image by Simon Clancy / CC BY 2.0

Built between 1924 and 1928 by government architect Major Percy H. Keys, the grand CBD building was retrofitted between 1997 and 2000 to become the 400-room luxury hotel operating today. It now joins the likes of St James Power Station, Lau Pa Sat and the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station as a building deemed to be of special historic, traditional, archaeological, architectural or artistic value to be preserved at all costs. Read more: singapore.coconuts.co