Fullerton Singapore declared a national monument
Singapore?s National Heritage Board had gazetted the former Fullerton Building ? now operating as The Fullerton Hotel ? as the city state?s 71st National Monument, concluding a series of gazettes in celebration of Singapore?s Golden Jubilee.
The grand neoclassical building at the mouth of the Singapore River was once Singapore?s General Post Office, and the location of several historic events during the Japanese Occupation and the post-war period.
Jean Wee, director of the Preservation of Sites and Monuments division, NHB, said: ?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.
?Beyond its grand facade and beautiful architecture, it is filled with many priceless memories of our natio?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.?