SINGAPORE, 26 September 2016 –The Fullerton Heritage unveils a newly transformed Fullerton Heritage Gallery on 5 October 2016. The launch reception will be officiated by Minister of Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
Since the opening of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore on 1 January 2001, Sino Group, the developer of The Fullerton Heritage, has strived to be a guardian of Singapore’s heritage through active outreach programmes and complimentary heritage tours. The preservation of architectural elements in four historic properties - The Fullerton Hotel, The Fullerton Waterboat House, Clifford Pier and Customs House - has won the company accolades from URA Architectural Heritage Award and FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Award. Most recently, The Fullerton Hotel was recognised as Singapore’s 71st National Monument by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments of the National Heritage Board.
“As the company continues to present Singapore’s unfolding story to both international and Singaporean guests, it is with great anticipation that we open a newly transformed Fullerton Heritage Gallery, which showcases the stories of modern Singapore and The Fullerton Heritage precinct in an interactive and immersive way,” said Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale, General Manager of The Fullerton Heritage. He added, “I look forward to the Gallery becoming a special place for global and local travellers to come together, to appreciate the gift of legacy passed down from the pioneers of Singapore, in The Fullerton Hotel Singapore that holds great historic and modern significance.”
Visitors to The Fullerton Heritage Gallery will enjoy a comprehensive museum experience. The Gallery will feature rare postal archival materials dating back to 1960s as well as videos of pioneer personalities who have lived, worked and played in the precinct. One of the key highlights includes a recreation of the inner workings of the first floor of Fullerton Building that was put together with the help of former postal officers as well as Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Through collaborative efforts, The Fullerton Heritage Gallery hopes to capture the rapidly diminishing memories and materials of the past to make them accessible and relevant for the public.
Children will also find themselves immersed in a full suite of fun activities specially tailored for them. From jigsaw puzzle solving to postcard embossing station and a reading corner that is well stocked with illustrated books on Singapore’s history, The Fullerton Heritage Gallery provides a platform for the young ones to learn about Singapore’s heritage in an engaging manner.
Besides touring the Gallery, guests are also able to take a step back in time on complimentary guided tours: “The Fullerton Monument Tour” available at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and “A Maritime Journey Tour” available at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. Available five times weekly on selected timings, visitors can gain exclusive access to preserved areas within the two hotels and the precinct. For more information on the tours or to register, visit The Fullerton Heritage website www.thefullertonheritage.com.
Entry to The Fullerton Heritage Gallery located at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (lobby level) is complimentary and the opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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ABOUT THE FULLERTON HERITAGE
Located where the dynamic developments of Marina Bay intersect with the world famous Singapore skyline, and where the historic district meets the future, The Fullerton Heritage precinct is the focal point for waterfront fine dining, upscale shopping and entertainment. The waterfront development’s architecture combines both the historical and contemporary, adding vibrancy to the area’s long-established cultural heritage within the Civic District. A landmark destination steeped in Singapore’s illustrious history, the precinct consists of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Waterboat House, One Fullerton, The Fullerton Pavilion, Clifford Pier and Customs House.www.thefullertonheritage.com
ABOUT THE FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE
Gazetted as Singapore’s 71st National Monument by the National Heritage Board, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a luxury hotel with 400 rooms and suites. Once home to the General Post Office, The Singapore Club and the Chamber of Commerce, the hotel is carefully designed to provide both business and leisure travellers with a sanctuary of serenity and comfort in which to retreat and rejuvenate. Dynamically located in the heart of the financial and arts districts, the hotel successfully blends rich heritage with contemporary style and personalised service to offer guests a world-class accommodation experience. Epicureans can enjoy a delectable array of dining selections. There are a total of 5 restaurants and bar in the hotel, namely Town Restaurant which presents local and international buffets and an a la carte menu, Jade features authentic Chinese cuisine, The Courtyard offers Indian buffet, Japanese buffet and Afternoon Tea, and The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar with breathtaking views of the bay serves authentic Italian cuisine. Post Bar, which features the original ceiling and pillars of the General Post Office, is the popular choice amongst the trendy elite.
Aside from the dining selections, The Fullerton Hotel also features an exquisite and intimate retail wing. Guests seeking rejuvenation can pamper themselves with the indulgent treatments at The Fullerton Spa. www.fullertonhotel.com
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