Singapore is one of the world’s best cities and it’s famous for many things, from its hawker centres with authentic cheap eats, to ig-worthy places like SuperTree Grove, iconic rooftops, dreamy viewpoints, and much more. But did you know that a piece of world history is actually in Singapore?
The Berlin Wall panels were a gift to Singapore from Germany to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations. In fact, parts of the Berlin Wall have been sold globally since its demolishment in 1989.
Particularly, the two segments in Singapore weigh four tonnes each and stand at 3.6 metres tall. Each slab features graffiti and chipped materials unable to stand the testament of time – sitting atop a base of small stones.
This important part of history can only be reached by following a secret path, in a quiet park without signs, outside Tembusu College at the National University of Singapore.
Notably, Singapore is one of around 125 cities globally to host expatriated slabs of the Berlin Wall such as London and Seoul.
About the Berlin Wall
The 155km-long Berlin Wall was a symbol of division between East and West Germany during the Cold War. The historic wall was constructed in 1961, as a concrete barrier that enclaved West Berlin of the Federal Republic of Germany, to separate it from the German Democratic Republic and East Berlin. It was demolished in 1989 but fragments still remain.
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