by Kwok Kian-Woon, C.J. Wee Wan-Ling and Karen Chia (eds)


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SHS book in PDF: Rethinking Chinatown

N.B.: Appendix (pages 60-88) are not available in the PDF version.

A preliminary review conducted by the Singapore Heritage Society of the Singapore Tourism Board’s multi-million dollar proposal to “revitalise” Chinatown. The book documents the courses that are relevant for the implementation of the STB plans; draw lessons from the Chinatown debate and reflect on the future directions for the development of other heritage sites in Singapore.


The study presents:

1. The Chinatown heritage.

2. Challenges in the revitalization of Chinatown.

3. Opportunities for the redevelopment of Chinatown.

4. A consideration of the STB proposal.

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