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SGH200: #WhereInSGH Wall MuralClick on image to enlarge

In 2021, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), celebrates its Bicentennial which also marks 200 years of Medicine in Singapore.

1821, two years after the landing of Stamford Raffles, Singapore’s first General Hospital started life in the humblest manner – a wooden shed in the cantonment where British troops were situated. From caring for British and Indian soldiers who came with Raffles’ party, the hospital evolved to provide modern medical services to serve the residents, touching the lives of generations of staff, patients and Singaporeans.

The history of SGH intertwines with historical events in Singapore. While providing public healthcare has always been its core function, it has responded to other needs such as caring for soldiers during World War II, attending to victims of riots and other national disasters as well as training generations of healthcare professionals.

Today, Singapore is often cited for its world class healthcare system, where public hospitals provide superior quality of care that is accessible to even the needy. SGH is the fount and keystone of medicine in Singapore. This is the legacy that we are proud to uphold and continue, beyond 200 years.

This wall mural, #WhereInSGH, depicts the key moments of SGH shared history with the development of medicine in Singapore.

Can you identify these historical events?

Location: SGH Block 4 Level 1, Opposite ARC


How to play?

Can you find the following key events, artefacts or luminaries on the #WhereInSGH wall mural located at SGH Block 4 Level 1, Opposite ARC or with the artwork uploaded above?


Actual Image

Bowyer Block - 1973

Illustrated Image

Located at left side of the mural


1st batch of nurses in Singapore

French Nuns started working at General Hospital in 1885.

1st Kidney Transplant in Singapore


Community Nurses traveling on boat to visit patient


Launch of SGH Campus Master Plan by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

5 Feb 2016

Opening of current SGH Main Building by Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew

12 Sep 1981

Healthcare adopting IT system in the 1970s


Tribute corner for Mr Lee Kuan Yew at SGH Quad

March 2015

A nurse wearing PPE at the Isolation Ward

Mar 2020 - COVID19

Pharmacist preparing medication

Intelligent Automated RFID Prescription Drug Delivery System

Patients flocked to "See Pai Poh" for medical care

Specialist Outpatient Clinic

Ah Leng Canteen

Popular Breakfast spot for the staff in 1980s

Decontamination Unit in action

SGH Emergency Department

SGH Dendrobium


Tendon Tapper


SG Safe - Swab Screen System


College of Medicine Building


Dr Kwa Soon Bee


Prof Balachandran

aka 'Big Bala' or Jedi Master

​About the Illustrator

Lee Xin Li graduated with an architecture degree from the National University of Singapore. Based in Singapore, Xin Li often draws his inspiration from the environment he grew up in such as the culture, food, architecture and history he has encountered. Some of his notable works include the Kueh series and Peta Singapura.