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Chan Chun Sing: Balance preserving heritage and redevelopment

Published on Feb 17, 2013 4:59 PM
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Singapore will need to find a balance between redevelopment and preserving its heritage so that future generations will have the space to develop new memories, Acting Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing said on Sunday. -- NEW PAPER FILE PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Singapore will need to find a balance between redevelopment and preserving its heritage so that future generations will have the space to develop new memories, Acting Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing said on Sunday

"It's striking this balance to preserve what we hold dear to ourselves and yet at the same time have the space to develop new memories and new opportunities for the younger generation and for the future generation," he said.

Mr Chan was speaking at the launch of five new heritage trails and an accompanying mobile application in Queenstown, Singapore's oldest housing estate.

He held up Queenstown as an one example where such a balance has been found in preserving some of its historical landmarks, and yet develop new flats to house more people.

 
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