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Our Communities: Small Community, Lasting Legacy — The Armenian Connection

Travellers visiting the bustling city-state of Singapore may not be aware of the great impact made by the Armenians, one of our smallest minority communities. They have left a legacy incommensurate with their numbers. 

Along with the Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator (usually just known as the Armenian Church) and its parsonage, there are other reminders of their presence, including the Raffles Hotel, the Straits Times newspaper, and Singapore’s national flower.

This tour will provide insights into this small but fascinating community who thrived through enterprise and hard work. You will learn about prominent Armenian personalities and how they made their mark and established their roots in 19th-century Singapore through religion, commerce and community.

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the newly curated Armenian Heritage Gallery housed at the ground level of the Parsonage building. The Heritage Gallery is the first Armenian museum of its kind in Asia that explores the journey and achievements of the Armenian Communities in Asia from the early days of settlement through to the present day. It features rare artifacts, books, photos and other historical items collected from the various community archives in Singapore, Asia, Armenia and worldwide.

We will end our tour with refreshments at the exclusive members-only Masonic Club within the Masonic Hall, which has a close association with the Armenian community.

Please note confirmation of this tour including the exact meeting place etc will be sent via email to all those registered about 24-hours in advance; this will be preceded by a Peatix or Verlocal message to all registered.