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Government adopts consultative, calibrated approach in balancing heritage preservation with development needs

MND reveals that URA closely works with NHB as well as expert panels and key stakeholders to integrate heritage considerations upstream in its land use planning process. With built heritage strengthening Singaporeans’ sense of identity and history, the…

A trip down memory lane in Tanglin Halt, soon to be demolished

When Tanglin Halt resident Venkatachalam Gomathi, 57, used to work late at the office, her neighbour made a point of checking whether her daughter was home alone. It is one of her precious memories of the next-door auntie,…

Fort Siloso tour grants special access to three sites as part of series to mark Singapore’s WWII fall

At the end of a short flight of steps in Fort Siloso’s Tunnel A Complex lies a submarine mine defence casement, which was used by British troops to prepare and inspect mines for defending Singapore’s southern coast during…

Call to architects for ideas to redevelop 3 key landmarks in Geylang Serai into a vibrant cultural precinct

Three key landmarks in the Geylang Serai district will be redesigned, with a call to architects to propose ideas in a competition. Local architects aged 45 and below can pitch ideas to transform the area and redevelop three…

Revamped gallery lets visitors explore Singapore’s early link to modern China

As early as 1912, in the wake of the 1911 revolution that overthrew the last imperial dynasty in China, the Singapore Chinese community was already importing items that commemorated the event. A tea set and bowl used by…

Look into conserving last kampung

The recent Unesco intangible cultural heritage listing of Singapore’s hawker culture recognises a very good part of the Singapore story. Unesco has defined cultural heritage resources as tangible material remains and/or intangible customs, memories and rituals of societies…

Singapore’s rail corridor offers an escape from city living and a nostalgic view of the past

While the sound of passing trains is but a memory and the tracks have been removed, a different kind of travel is now possible on the trail formerly occupied by the KTM railway in Singapore. At present, a…

Practical safeguard for hawker culture

Succession planning plays an integral role in the continuity of professions and vocations ranging from business to politics, law to medicine, and teaching to engg. The transmission of skills and values ensures that knowledge built up over generations…

Rejuvenated Hougang Town Centre among winners of HDB design award

The upgrading of Hougang Town Centre, which has been refreshed with a fishing village theme, has won a design award from HDB, the authority said on Mon. The rejuvenation of Hougang Town Centre, carried out by SQFT Architects,…

Each of us can be a hawker culture ambassador

It has taken a whole-of-society effort to win the Unesco recognition for hawker culture. It will take another whole-of-society effort to sustain this and keep hawker culture thriving. Singapore’s hawker culture won recognition for its unique blend of…

S’pore’s hawker culture recognised by UNESCO but can we really preserve this heritage?

After two years, Singapore’s hawker culture has made it into the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list under UNESCO. It joins the ranks of Indonesia’s angklung musical tradition, China’s Shadow Puppetry, and over 460 other items. However, despite…

Singapore to celebrate Unesco inscription with festival on hawker culture

A festival will be held to celebrate Singapore’s hawker culture making it onto the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list under Unesco. Taking place across three weekends from Dec 26 to Jan 11, the SG HawkerFest will allow…

Singaporeans cheer hawker culture’s entry into Unesco’s heritage list

Getting Singapore’s hawker culture on the Unesco cultural heritage list was a national feat, and was overdue and well-deserved, said Singaporeans ST spoke to on Thurs, a day after the nomination was accepted by the world body’s intergovernmental…

Hawker stalls islandwide to get Unesco intangible cultural heritage label

About 6,000 hawkers in more than 110 hawker centres across Singapore will, in the coming weeks, receive a label indicating their new Unesco intangible cultural heritage status. It will be a show of appreciation for, as PM Lee…

Hawkers hope Unesco nod will give their stalls a boost

Singaporeans have hailed the news yesterday that the country’s hawker culture has been inscribed on the Unesco intangible heritage list, with some hawkers hoping it will bring more tourists to their stalls and keep the sector alive and…

Singapore’s hawker culture gets the nod to be included on UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

Singapore’s hawker culture was officially approved on Wed to be inscribed into UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity. The 24-member IGC made its decision during an online meeting, following a recommendation from a 12-member evaluation body…

Shared memories and community stories are focus of National Museum’s new exhibition on Home

What makes Singapore home, truly? An exhibition that opens on Sat at the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) seeks to provide some answers by showcasing over 200 photographs from national archives and contributed by the public, as well…

Unesco’s decision on Singapore’s hawker culture out this week

By this time next week, Singapore will know if its dreams of having hawker culture inscribed on the Unesco intangible heritage list have come true. The intergovernmental committee in charge of the final verdict is convening from tomorrow…

Regular reviews of heritage trails done to facilitate exploration

We thank ST for its article about the NHB’s heritage trails (Best & Worst Heritage Trails, Dec 6). The heritage trails are part of our ongoing efforts, under Our SG Heritage Plan, to document and promote our national…

Singapore Flyer launches Time Capsule attraction

Singapore Flyer on Wed unveiled its new Time Capsule attraction, aimed at providing visitors a “multi-sensory journey” of Singapore’s 700-year history. The launch of the new attraction comes amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has battered economies around the…

Best & worst heritage trails

With air travel limited and Singaporeans in search of recreation within national bounds, heritage trails present an intriguing proposition – learn about Singapore history while getting in that prescribed 10,000 steps a day. NHB has collated 19 heritage…

With Unesco listing in sight, will new breed of ‘hawkerpreneurs’ rejuvenate or erode hawker culture?

Even as other F&B outlets and hawker stalls have struggled to stay afloat this year due to the impact of Covid-19, Lee Syafiq Muhd Ridzuan Lee, the 28-year-old owner of gourmet burger stall Ashes Burnnit has been undeterred,…

Forget sentimental value. What’s the real value of Golden Mile Complex?

With the recent announcement that Golden Mile Complex (GMC) was to be gazetted for conservation by URA, Singaporeans reacted with a curious mix of nostalgia, apathy, and resentment. “This ugly building you save, but you tear down the…

New stamps featuring maps of early Singapore to be released

A new stamp collection featuring maps of early Singapore will be released on Tues, NLB said on Mon. The maps, obtained from the National Library’s rare materials collection, will be featured on four stamps. They will each come…

Singapore’s beloved Dakota Crescent estate finally reduced to rubble

One of Singapore’s oldest housing estates is finally being demolished after sitting unoccupied over four years. Several excavators and demolition personnel were hard at work tearing down the once populated quaint neighbourhood when Coconuts visited on a gloomy,…

Jurong, from ‘cowboy town’ to heritage hotspot

“If you ask a lot of old-timers about Taman Jurong, it was a cowboy town,” Jurong resident Poovendran said candidly of his neighbourhood. The 35-year-old former pilot was born and raised in Jurong and has lived there all…

Singapore Police Force marks 200th anniversary with heritage trail

The first office for Singapore’s pioneer policemen was an attap house near the Singapore River. Simple as it was in its construction, the house was already a step up for the 12 men in the force formed in…

Does hawker culture have a future in Singapore? Yes, but perhaps not as we know it

Mr Syed Habeebullah’s father used to sell mee siam on the streets from a tricycle. He and his son now run an Indian cooked food stall at Blk 11 Telok Blangah Crescent Market and Food Centre. He beamed…

Hawker food isn’t what it used to be. And it’s partially our fault

Our national pride – hawker culture – is a step closer to being inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The scents and sounds, heat and smoke – each little detail is…

Address issues of financial viability and succession planning to preserve hawker culture

It is heartening that Singapore’s bid to get its hawker culture added to the Unesco intangible cultural heritage list has been given a leg-up. Singapore’s unique hawker culture will indeed be lost if the issues of financial viability…

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