Standing tall at 31 meters in the compound of the Chinese High School is a clock tower built in the 1920s. Designed by the ... More
Chinese High School Clock Tower
Standing tall at 31 meters in the compound of the Chinese High School is a clock tower built in the 1920s. Designed by the firm Swan and Maclaren, the late Victorian-style monument has symmetrical, full-height Ionic columns and a central portico. Just in front of the Chinese High School Clock Tower is a statue of Tan Kah Kee, who founded the school in 1919, which was incidentally the first Chinese secondary school in South-east Asia. The school first operated from a compound in Niven Road and moved to its present location in 1925. Kindly call for an appointment.
Once occupied by both the British and Japanese as headquarter to for strategic planning and surveillance during different times, this tower is within the compounds of Chinese High School, one of the elite schools in Singapore. The surrounding structures beside the clock tower had undergone some renovation during the mid 90's to add 2 levels of classrooms and a library beside the clock tower. I don't remember the top of the clock tower being accessible to the general public nor to the students, but I think a request could be to the school administrators.
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