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dc.titleDISCOURSE OF PUBLIC SPACE IN COLONIAL SINGAPORE: EXAMINING PEOPLE'S PARK
dc.contributor.authorSAMANTHA WONG
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-29T09:04:39Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-22T17:58:46Z
dc.date.available2019-09-26T14:14:04Z
dc.date.available2022-04-22T17:58:46Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-29
dc.identifier.citationSAMANTHA WONG (2014-09-29). DISCOURSE OF PUBLIC SPACE IN COLONIAL SINGAPORE: EXAMINING PEOPLE'S PARK. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222156
dc.description.abstractThis research is a contribution to the study of a public space in the colonial setting of Singapore. It traces the beginnings, transformation of the People's Park (1886-1957), an area of approximately 4 hectares, located in the heart of present day Chinatown. Early efforts by the colonial government were spurred by the need to create new land in a less salubrious part of the settlement to relieve the expansion along Singapore River. With the escalation of the immigrant population in this enclave, the colonial administration developed the Park as a civic expression as well as to manage the issues of sanitation. In this regard, its connection to Hong Lim Green, vis-a-vis, through its intended users, namely the sinkehs, is vital. The users' reception was less than satisfactory despite the idyllic setting of People’s Park as civic park for recreation and as a public promenade. It illustrates the disjoint between the colonial administration’s understanding of its colonial subjects and its own perception of public space and recreation, as represented by the Esplanade and Farrer Park respectively. The requalification of People’s Park as a market place in 1922, marked another stage of provision, surveillance and control by the colonial administration. Finally, its demise as a public space after Independence came on the heels of the nation's strategy of urban development & wealth creation.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourcehttps://lib.sde.nus.edu.sg/dspace/handle/sde/2754
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.subjectDesign Track
dc.subjectDT
dc.subjectMaster (Architecture)
dc.subjectWong Yunn Chii
dc.subject2012/2013 Aki DT
dc.subjectArch
dc.subjectColonial rule
dc.subjectContestation
dc.subjectControl
dc.subjectHybridity
dc.subjectPublic space
dc.subjectSingapore
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.departmentARCHITECTURE
dc.contributor.supervisorWONG YUNN CHII
dc.description.degreeMaster's
dc.description.degreeconferredMASTER OF ARCHITECTURE (M.ARCH)
dc.embargo.terms2014-10-07
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