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Founded in 1986, the Singapore Heritage Society is a non-profit, non-government organisation and registered charity. The Society is dedicated to the preservation, transmission and promotion of Singapore’s history, heritage and identity.

Singapore Heritage Society 25th Anniversary video (Sep 2012) from Singapore Heritage Society on Vimeo.

The Society aims to promote active interest in the cultural life and history of Singapore and to initiate action on research, evaluation, documentation, publication, collection, display, and preservation and restoration of skills and items of historical interest.

Over the years, we have been involved in many projects to raise awareness of Singapore’s history and cultural heritage, including publishing books, organising talks and forums as well as conducting heritage tours for our members as well as the general public.

The Society plays an Advocacy role in advancing civil society viewpoints on many issues, such as the remaking of Chinatown in 1998 and the demolition of the National Library building at Stamford Road in 2001, and more recently, the historical significance and future use of the former KTM Rail Corridor and Bukit Brown Cemetery.

As part of our efforts at Research and Education, the Society has published widely, some documenting the above public controversies – such as Memories and the National Library and Rethinking Chinatown, and some to create more awareness of pertinent questions about Singapore’s history and heritage, e.g. Spaces for the Dead and The Makers and Keepers of Singapore History. We have also in our library other fine titles, volumes that have over time acquired standing and regard in the academic community.

Singapore Heritage Society Year in Review: 2012-2013


Singapore Heritage Society Year in Review: 2011-2012


Singapore Heritage Society Year in Review: 2010-2011

Disclaimer: The links on this website (to blogs, sources of information, etc.) are not affiliated to the Singapore Heritage Society in any manner. We provide them for our visitors’ enjoyment, pleasure and use. As such, we do not endorse any views expressed in any of these sites. Furthermore, we are not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided on these sites. That said, we hope you’ll enjoy finding out more about Singapore’s heritage through critical use of these sources.


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