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Freemason headquarters here gets $7.5 million revamp

Published on Dec 7, 2012 4:35 PM

The Freemasons are a notoriously secretive group, but in a sign that they are slowly opening up, the Singapore headquarters opened its doors to the media earlier this week for a tour of their newly revamped headquarters at Coleman Street.

The 133-year-old heritage building underwent a $7.5 million refurbishment that took four years. New electrical wiring has been installed, along with a proper lighting system for the exterior facade.

With more than 500 members using the premises, a new annex with three storeys and a basement was created at the back for more space. It houses a masonic library, a third smaller masonic temple and a museum.

The headquarters also has a new restaurant on the first floor which will be open to the general public in March.

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