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National Treasure by 1davidmcmahon

Built in the 19th century as the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ), this Singapore complex was declared a national monument in 1990 and is now a high-profile multi-purpose centre in the city’s Downtown Core. Can you spot the historic spiral staircase? And did you notice the immaculate 2:1 ratio, with five arches in the ground-floor corridor supporting 10 long windows above, each bearing the same tapered design?

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