Singapore Minister visits little Denmark at Mount Faber

On Wednesday 29 March 2017 the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore welcomed Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, to a visit at the beautiful Danish Church located on Mount Faber in Singapore.

Dorte Bech Vizard, the Danish Ambassador to Singapore and the Port Chaplain at Sømandskirken Singapore accompanied the Minister on his visit.

The Danish Ambassador decribes the church as a lovely second home to Danes living in Singapore. Khaw Boon Wan also seemed to think very fondly of the Danish church.

“The church is of great cultural importance to the Danish community in Singapore and had been used as a community gathering space for many years. It will soon undergo some restoration works and I took the opportunity yesterday afternoon to visit it with the Ambassador, before the works begin. Housed in the building called Golden Bell Mansion, the mix of architectural styles and red-and-white stripes makes it unique. It is also very special as it goes beyond its missionary duties to also promote the welfare of Danish seafarers. The next time you visit Mount Faber, do look out for this little piece of Denmark,” wrote the Minister on Facebook following his visit.

Sources: Embassy of Denmark in Singapore, Khaw Boon Wan

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