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Armenian Church

Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in Hill Street

Armenian Church

60 Hill St, Singapore 179366
Phone:
+65 6334 0141
Mon-Sun 9:00–18:00
www.armeniansinasia.org

If you are walking in Hill Street you will come across this beautiful white church built in honour of Saint Gregory the Illuminator in 1835 with the help of the local Armenian community. Designed by George D. Coleman who built many houses in Singapore, this church is completed in the British neo-classical style while the domes are based on the traditional to Armenian churches architecture.

It’s worth noting that the Armenian diaspora have contributed significantly to the development of Singapore. The famous Raffles Hotel for example was built by the Sarkies brothers; Straits Times, the first newspaper published in English was founded by an Armenian, while ‘Vanda Miss Joaquim’ - the national flower of Singapore was hybridised, by Agnes Joaquim a scientist of Armenian descent.

Key info: For those travellers who have a passion for culture, the Armenian Church regularly hosts exhibitions and events dedicated to Armenian art.

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