Toa Payoh Heritage Trail
Known as a pioneering Housing & Development Board (HDB) town in the 1960s, Toa Payoh was originally swampland and plantation before it drew settlers who established kampongs and various cottage industries, as well as temples and institutions. This trail brings you to these iconic landmarks of rich heritage and community interest within this model HDB town.
Kampong Gelam Citizen Engagement Project
Kampong Gelam is a historic precinct that has been enriched by the diverse heritage trades and businesses operating in the neighbourhood. To document and celebrate the precinct’s heritage, NHB conceptualised the Kampong Gelam Citizen Engagement Project. Working closely with volunteers, the unique stories behind each heritage business was documented during this project—uncovering details of their journey, their craft and how they have contributed to Kampong Gelam’s cultural identity.
Craft and Practices related to Kebaya
Kebaya is an upper garment that is traditionally made from fabrics such as velvet, cotton, gauze, lace, or voile, and at times adorned with embroidery. It is typically identified as a blouse or tunic with the collar extending from the back of the neck down to the hems on either side of the front body.
Sembawang Naval Past
For more than half a century since the 1920s, the naval base brought sailors and dockyard workers from around the world to this part of Singapore. The communities here were an international mix, and included people from Britain, Australia, India, Malaya and Hong Kong. The naval base also led to the establishment of satellite villages such as Chong Pang and Sembawang Village, which started out catering to dockyard workers and later matured into thriving socioeconomic centres.
The Padang (‘field’ in Malay) is one of the oldest open spaces in Singapore and part of the area reserved for government use after the establishment of the British settlement in 1819.
Rekindling Memories through the National Collection
Rekindling Memories is a project aimed to capture the memories of seniors, aged 65 and above, about their past association with objects collected in the Singapore National Collection (NC).
4: Everything Is Illuminated
Savour the sweetness of celebrating festivals in Singapore with Nadine and Gong Gong.
Sentosa Heritage Trail
Since the 1970s, Sentosa has been a go-to leisure destination for its beaches and amusement joy-rides, parties, and concerts, as well as theme parks, and attractions. Before its modern incarnation as an island of fun, however, it was known as Pulau Blakang Mati –literally, “Death from the Back Island” in Malay.
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