Heritage Landscapes and Nation-Building in Singapore provides a background to heritage conservation in Singapore. Conservation efforts was intensified only in the 1980s for the purposes of nation building and to supplement Singapore’s stock of tourist attractions.
The author highlights how these two factors have led to the ‘adaptive reuse’ of heritage buildings and historic sites which caters to the tourists.
Day to day activities which graced these sites were however displaced in the process, making them unrecognisable to Singaporeans.
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