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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.


We play an advocacy role in advancing civil society viewpoints on issues such as the remaking of Chinatown (1998) and the demolition of the National Library building at Stamford Road (2001). Both of these issues were in the spotlight of the media and the subsequent robust discussions and outpouring of public opinion did not go unnoticed. We have also published several fine titles that include Living Legacy, Pastel Portraits and Our Place In Time – volumes that have over time acquired standing and regard in the academic community.


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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