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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…

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…

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…

Double prosperity lions kick off Chinese New Year festivities at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Two large “rui shi”, or guardian lions, have been installed on the lawn of the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall in Balestier to mark the start of its annual festival welcoming CNY. A 2.5m tall white lion…

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…

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…

S’pore’s Unesco bid: What comes next after experts recommend hawker culture be added to heritage list

Initially planned to take place in Paris, this year’s Unesco intangible cultural heritage meeting will instead be held online from Dec 14 to 19 in view of the pandemic. Over the six days, all 42 submissions this year,…

Singapore hawker culture a step closer to being on UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

Hawker culture in Singapore stands a good chance of being inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, after an evaluation body from the agency announced its recommendation on Mon. Singapore’s UNESCO submission fulfilled…

WWII Japanese shrine should not be this hard to visit

The case of the two boys who got lost while searching for the Syonan Jinja shrine is a reminder of the need to turn this highly inaccessible historical site into a place that can be easily visited. While…

Restoring artefacts to tell tales of yore

Ms Claire Lim, 32, had been sitting with a mid-20th century rice basket for hours, considering if there was anything to fix and, if so, how. The conservator at the Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) in Jurong is acutely…

Hougang Heritage Trail showcases history of S’pore’s largest housing estate, brimming with firsts

Hougang is known as a predominantly Teochew enclave, but it is also home to Singapore’s first McDonald’s in a housing estate, a gigantic rainbow mural and even a church that conducts mass in Korean. These are just some…

Pupils tour national monuments virtually with a robot on NHB’s new programme

They may have been in a classroom about 23km from the Sultan Mosque, but that did not stop the pupils of Qihua Pri School from touring the iconic place of worship in Kampong Glam. On Tues morning, the…

Singapore’s national monuments to be lit up for National Day

10 national monuments and arts and cultural institutions across the Bras Basah, Bugis Precinct and the Civic District will be lit up from today to 30 Aug 2020 in a show of solidarity and celebration for Singapore’s 55th…

Museums in a brave new Covid-19 world

2020 has turned out to be an annus horribilis for museums as well as the arts and culture sector. As Covid-19 spread across the globe, museums found themselves confronted with plummeting visitorship numbers and unprecedented revenue losses. Like…

COVID-19: National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum to reopen on Jun 26

The National Museum and Asian Civilisation Museum will reopen on Jun 26, one week after the commencement of the second phase of Singapore’s reopening. The Indian Heritage Centre, Malay Heritage Centre and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall…

Mini museums open in Balestier heritage shops with support from NHB

The Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah shop in Balestier has a history dating back to 1948, but its story does not begin with its popular flaky mung bean pastry. Behind the heritage brand is a riveting story of…

Singapore Philatelic Museum to reopen next year as dedicated children’s museum

When it reopens in 2021, the Singapore Philatelic Museum will become a dedicated children’s museum targeted at those aged 12 and below, it was announced on Fri. “The Singapore Philatelic Museum will be revamped as a dedicated children’s…

NHB to add iconic Changi Airport flip board to National Collection

The scrap heap may not be the final destination after all for one of Changi Airport’s decommissioned information display flip boards. Instead, CAG has donated it to NHB, which will be adding it to Singapore’s National Collection. Comprising…

Tour showcases role of old hospital site in Occupation

The fifth-storey observation deck at the now-defunct View Road Hospital in Admiralty – located on a gentle hilltop – provides a view of the Causeway to Malaysia as well as Singapore’s northern coastline. This led researchers to believe…

Stories of 23 business pioneers captured in revamped gallery

Pioneer philanthropist Tan Tock Seng is best remembered for his donation of $5,000 towards the building of the first hospital for the poor in Singapore in 1844. Originally named the Chinese Pauper Hospital, it is now known as…

Community contributions enrich Singapore’s history

We thank Mr Edwin Pang for his feedback (Restore newly discovered istanas in Singapore, Jan 17). Such research is important to us as it enriches our understanding of Singapore’s history at different levels. The work of heritage researcher…

Restore newly discovered istanas in Singapore

I read with fascination and a keen interest about how the locations of 20 former istanas have been found in Singapore (Singapore’s lost palaces, Jan 14). Lest they be lost again through the passage of time, I urge…

Can Raffles Hotel become a World Heritage Site?

Fifteen new elements of intangible cultural heritage were added to Unesco’s list last week. And earlier this year, 29 places were added to UN group’s list of World Heritage Sites, making a total of 1,121 sites today. The…

Vintage playgrounds and staycation spots of the ’70s: 5 hidden gems in Pasir Ris

1) A river with a spicy history – Together with Sungei Tampines, Sungei Api Api is one of the two rivers that intersect Pasir Ris, villagers would often come to the river to catch shrimps and prawns, and…

Self-guided heritage trail opens in Pasir Ris

Before Downtown East and Wild Wild Wet, there was the Golden Palace Holiday Resort. Established in 1967, it was the go-to holiday spot in Pasir Ris for locals in the 1960s and 1970s, with a nightclub, restaurants, chalets,…

National Heritage Board to launch free guided tours to seven religious institutions

It is a Hindu temple with a Buddhist urn in front of it. Walk into the temple grounds and one can spot Buddhist-Taoist devotees and even a Guan Yin statue. This is not unusual for the Sri Krishnan…

Bid to save old CDC in Moulmein from wrecking ball

Towering apartment blocks could replace the country’s last sprawling low-rise medical complex in Moulmein Road – the former CDC where public health crises were battled for more than a century. The site has been earmarked by URA for…

Additional $15M set aside for restoration of national monuments: Grace Fu

An additional $15 million will be set aside for eligible monument owners to support restoration projects over the next five years, said MCCY Minister Grace Fu on Tues. The monies, which will go into NHB’s National Monuments Fund,…

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