Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222388
Title: APPROACHING HERITAGE CONSERVATION IN SINGAPORE
Authors: CHOO WAN CHIA
Keywords: Real Estate
RE
Fu Yuming
2019/2020 RE
Heritage conservation
Economically-driven
Socially-driven
Preservation
Approach
Issue Date: 20-May-2020
Citation: CHOO WAN CHIA (2020-05-20). APPROACHING HERITAGE CONSERVATION IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The topic of heritage conservation is not foreign to Singaporeans. However, in recent times, the public seems to have been increasingly reactive to news concerning heritage buildings and sites that have not been conserved and are under the threat of destruction. This suggests that there is a growing concern about the social value of heritage sites and buildings, and a possible shift in mindset from the older to the younger generation. This study aims to find out whether the current conservation approach of Singapore is overly economically driven, and whether the younger generation is trying to push for one that is more socially-driven, as well as to suggest possible ways to improve the process of heritage conservation in Singapore. Results of the survey showed that there has indeed been a change in the mindsets of Singaporeans. Those from the younger generation tended to be more in favour of preserving the interior of Golden Mile Complex to retain the Thai culture and community, in contrast to the older generation that were, on average, nonchalant about the matter. The issue of tenant-owner mismatch in Golden Mile Complex also arose, as opinions of tenants, which is the main attraction to the Thai community, were not sought in deciding the fate of the building. Such matters could be taken into consideration in future conservation projects. Overall, there seems to be room for improvement for Singapore’s approach to heritage conservation, and more efforts can be made to push the approach to a Living Heritage Approach, to conserve Singapore’s heritage for the people, both in the present and in the future.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222388
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