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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Singapore's Freemason Hall

The Republic of Singapore today is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state. Its unusual international status stems from its founding in 1819 as a colonial trading port by Sir Stamford Raffles of the East India Trading Company.

I came across this video tour of the Masonic temple building in Singapore. Known locally as the Masonic Club, Freemasons Hall was opened in 1879. It has three lodge rooms (two original rooms, and a third added as part of a newer annex), and is home to 29 lodges, Chapters, and other Masonic bodies. The Club also has a restaurant that is open to the public, as well as a bar. 

Freemasonry was introduced to British Malaya in September 1809 via Neptune Lodge No. 441 E.C. in Penang. The Craft was established officially in Singapore in 1845 with the consecration of Lodge Zetland In The East No. 748 (now renumbered as 508). Lodges meeting in the building are governed by the grand lodges of England, Ireland and Scotland. If you think your building has a temple board that is confusing, consider this. 
The land and buildings at Coleman Street are managed by the Masonic Hall Board comprising the District Grand Master of the Eastern Archipelago, two representatives nominated by the District Grand Master of the Eastern Archipelago, one representative nominated by the Grand Inspector of the Inspectorate Area of South-East Asia of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, one representative nominated by the District Grand Master of the Middle East of the Grand Lodge of Scotland and one representative nominated by the Committee of the Singapore Masonic Club, all of whom shall be approved by the District Grand Master of the Eastern Archipelago.


  1. This is one of my favorite places to visit. I made great friends and brethren there, got great stories to tell. I really missed the old English pub they had and replaced with a top-notch modern lounge. The old pub gave a feeling of the history there.
    And you can visit lodges under the UGLE, GL of Ireland and GL of Scotland :)

  2. Im traveling to Singapore in November. I hope to visit. Ive asked my GL for a certificate to allow me to travel. Hopefully It will happen.


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