The City Hall has been announced as one of the national landmarks of Singapore. The building was finished in 1929 and was initially known as Municipal Building. It turned into the Singapore Judiciary in 1987. The remarkable historic building has seen and organized probably the most huge occasions ever. The British acknowledged the surrender of the Japanese armed force at the City Hall on 12 September 1945 which formally finished the Japan's control of Singapore. It was here that Lee Kuan Yew, as Prime Minister, announced self-government for Singapore on 5 June 1959. The merger with Malaysia on 16 September 1963 was declared here. At the point when Singapore isolated from Malaysia, the principal completely free Singapore Government was confirmed at City Hall on 9 August 1965.