Friday, October 16, 2009

Church of the Sacred Heart

Living in an urbanised cityscape with continually renewed spaces, one needs to know where to look for a bit of history. On these walls are a bit of archived history of this Catholic church.

The Church of the Sacred Heart on Tank Road was constructed in 1910 on a site of an abandoned soya sauce factory, next to the Tank Road Railway Station, then the main railway terminus in Singapore. That station has vanished into history, and our only railway station is now at Tanjong Pagar.

An angel statue perched at the back of the church. You can see nearby construction ongoing.

Fortunately, the church hasn't vanished.

Its French baroque style lends beauty to the scenery.

For more Scenic Sunday posts, go here.


  1. Churches are such serene buildings. I like them all in white. You do have quite a number of nice photos on churches.

  2. This is an interesting, unusual piece of church architecture. The background history is amazing!

  3. Beautiful Singapore! This is a place I hope to visit someday.

  4. Great series of photos on the Sacred Heart church, we also have a Sacred Heart church here in Maryland. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  5. Beautiful photos! I like the church photo..


Great to see you ~Irene