Mapping the Southern Islands' Heritage Landscape: Integrating culture and nature in heritage conservation

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Quarantine Station

The Political Detention Centre

On 24 June 1948, a week following a recent spate of violent and fatal attacks in the Federation of Malaya made by the Communist Party of Malaya (CMP), Singapore declared a state of emergency (The Singapore Free Press, 24 June… Continue Reading →

St. John’s Island as a Quarantine Station

In 1874 (November), St John’s Island became a quarantine centre when, a year earlier, a severe cholera epidemic broke out which claimed the lives of 357 people.[1] This prompted Andrew Clarke, who was then the British Governor in Singapore, to… Continue Reading →

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