If you think you know who founded Singapore? Think again? What about the octagon shaped $1 coin? Was it just a myth that it was created because of superstition?… Read More 5 myths about Singapore (if you have not visited)
How much of the “old” is conserved, before it becomes new, remains a question? At which point of the conservation process did the object remains as what it is…. or has it become a totally new thing all together?
The ship of Theseus paradox remains a relevant question for our conservation plans. … Read More The Theseus’s paradox of Tiong Bahru
If you think shophouses are all the same, warm and humid, run down and old and only meant for the Chinese or found in chinatown, think again!
… Read More 5 common misconceptions about Singapore shophouses
His name is Yip Yew Chong, he calls himself YC. He is not trained as an artist but his dream is to draw murals of his home (Chinatown and Tiong Bahru where he grew up and spent his precious childhood years). Through his murals, YC hopes to re-capture and re-create moments, places, scenes and events of Singapore’s past, those that were lost in time and bring them back to “life” for our younger generation to experience and the older ones to reminisce.… Read More The Mural affair (part 1)
If you are thinking of signing up for the trail and wondering whether it’s worth waking up on a Saturday morning for this, here are my highlights.… Read More 10 things I’ve learnt from Labrador & Alexandra Trail
In a bid to manage the population on it’s UNESCO site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens keep up with its plans for expansion. Completed in March 2017, the new Learning Forest has 5 core grounds to boost its heritage status.… Read More Singapore’s UNESCO latest attraction – The Learning Forest
Some things just have to move on with the present, no matter how much conservation the authorities can install. Kampong Glam is an example. Kampong Glam was gazetted as a conservation area on 7 July 1989, it was one of the 3 earliest parts of Singapore to be designated as such. Taking a step back into… Read More 3 Lanes that define the Arab Kampong of Today
If you haven’t been to Singapore’s only World Heritage Site, here’s some top tips on how to explore it like a professional. … Read More How to explore Singapore’s UNESCO site like a pro