Although modern Singapore only been independent for 40-odd years, the country has more than its fair share of heritage places. Its colonial history dating from the days of the Straits Settlements produced many splendid churches and civic buildings while the locals also added to the vernacular architecture. Other places mark important events such as World War 2 and the declaration of independence which are part of Singapore’s history. The writer has specially selected 100-odd locations and buildings that give the country its culture and heritage. Each entry features colour images, facts on its historical relevance as well as tourist information for those who may wish to visit.