17 Sep '15, 5pm

Plans afoot for #Armenian heritage #museum in #Singapore - Հորիզոն շաբաթաթերթ - Horizon Weekly

Plans afoot for #Armenian heritage #museum in #Singapore - Հորիզոն շաբաթաթերթ - Horizon Weekly

Plans afoot for Armenian heritage museum in Singapore - 110-year-old building may house maps, religious relics Straits Times - Singapore's oldest church, the 180-year-old Armenian Apostolic Church of St Gregory The Illuminator in Hill Street, will soon have an Armenian heritage museum. Venture capitalist Pierre Hennes, 43, one of its four trustees, says the tiny, close-knit Armenian community here and about 15 Armenians overseas have been discussing setting it up since 2005. Before that, the community was focused on sprucing up the church, which was declared a national monument in 1973. Hardly any Armenians here worship in the church and Armenians say there is no pressure on them to attend church regularly, as religion is a very personal and private matter to them. But building churches everywhere they landed was their way of preserving their roots. The premises are often ...

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