St. Andrew’s Cathedral

The striking neo-Gothic St. Andrew’s Cathedral, just behind the Padang on a generous plot of land, was built by convict labor from India, with the first service held in 1861. It was the second incarnation of this Anglican church (the first was built in the 1830s and boasted a bell from Paul Revere’s foundry in Boston). The bright-white exteriors of St. Andrew’s come from its finish of Madras chunam, a plaster made from a mixture of egg whites, shell lime, and sugar. Don’t leave until you see the three magnificent stained-glass windows in the apse, one of which is dedicated to Stamford Raffles.

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