23 Oct '12, 1am

One of Singapore's beautiful buildings!

Not many of us would have had the opportunity to take a look inside a synagogue, much less in Singapore where the community is fairly small. So it’s great that the Chesed-El Synagogue, which was built in 1905 is one of our National Monuments. Jerome gives us a look inside the building at Oxley Rise and tells us a little about the history of the building. The Chesed-El completed in 1905 on Manasseh Meyer’s sprawling estate in Oxley Rise, Belle Vue, was designed by Regent Alfred John Bidwell of architectural frim Swan & Maclaren (which was responsible for many of the monumental works of architecture in Singapore) in the Palladian style. What had prompted Manasseh Meyer to build Chesed-El, which translates as the “bountiful mercy and goodness of God” were differences of opinions which members of the community from differing backgrounds had at the Maghain Aboth, which was buil...

Full article: http://yesterday.sg/buildings-and-monuments/a-look-inside...

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