The Cathedral’s foundation stone and time capsule were discovered  underneath a pillar at the restoration site in January 2016. The time capsule comprises publications such as a prayer booklet and newspapers from 1843, as well as 24 international 18th- and 19th-century coins and tokens.

Read more about this valuable and significant discovery in the media:

The Straits Times
30 June 2016: ‘173-year-old time capsule unearthed at Singapore’s oldest Catholic church’
(Related story: Photo-feature on Cathedral artefacts ‘Heavenly finds in the most unlikely places’)

Catholic News
30 June 2016: ‘Time capsule discovered during cathedral restoration’