THE JOURNEY STARTS!!
|Mount Sophia Roadsign|
Mount Sophia- A Brief introduction
Mount Sophia was known in the past as Flint's Hill, Bukit Seligi, Seligi Hill. It was home to many schools and religious institutions. It used to be home to the Eu Tong Sen Villa and Captain William Flint (The First Master Attendent of Singapore) as the prominent few.
|Shophouse located at Mount Sophia|
Jeremy: (Walking with Family along
Mount Sophia, snapping
photographs of houses)
Real Estate Agent: Looking for a
Jeremy: Actually i am looking for a
house built by Indian
Convicts in the past.
Many of the 2 storey Shophouses at Selegie and Mount Sophia were built by Indian Convicts who were transported to Singapore by the British.
|The Old Nan Hua School and Theological College|
Jeremy: Found it! The venue for the
Old Nan Hua School and the
Lynette: What makes you so sure?
Jeremy: The Renovation signage
tells me so.
|St Margaret's Primary School|
Lynette: There are so many cars
here. Branded School.
Jeremy: Eh.. This is one of the
Schools that existed since
Lynette: Did the Poker dot uniform
Source: Singapore Infopedia
Kiriel: Papa.. Is this a Malay Temple?
|Sri Guru Singh Sabha Sikh Temple|
Jeremy: Kiriel, this is a Sikh Temple. The
Sikhs are from the Punjabi region
Lynette: Too chim(abstract) for Kiriel to
Jeremy: Anyway, Mount Sophia was known
to be a place of religious
significance with the churches and
Sikh Temples situated.
|Sri Guru Singh Sabha Sikh|
The Sri Guru Singh Sabha is one of the pioneer Sikh institutions in Singapore established by the Sikh community in 1918. The present building was acquired only in 1932 with the initial being rented premises at Queens Street.
The institution conducts Punjabi language lessons to the Sikh Children since its start and contributed to their homeland through fund raising and donation drives for schools in Punjab. The institution have constantly been active in their commitment in multi-religious and multi-cultural matters in Singapore.
Source: Sri Guru Singh Sabha Sikh Temple Website