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Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage

The inventory aims to identify and document the diverse intangible cultural heritage elements that are present in multicultural Singapore. Establishing the inventory is a major step for the safeguarding of Singapore’s living heritage, and will contribute towards nominating an element onto the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We welcome your views and look forward to your contributions.

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National Monuments

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Tampines Heritage Trail

Discover and revisit the iconic sites and stories of Tampines – a once rural district that has undergone a transformation into an award-winning town.

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National Collection

Explore our cultural treasures and historical artefacts.

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Enjoy the following recommended reading.

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  • Singapore A Biography

    Singapore: A Biography

    The portrait of Singapore that emerges from this book is dashing, lively and multi-layered, and it offers fresh insight into the ruptures and continuities that have made Singaporeans and their nation what they are today.

  • MUSE SG Vol 9 Issue 1

    Muse SG Vol 10 Issue 2

    In this issue, we explore Singapore's past all the way back to the Neolithic era - learning how, despite the lack of documented history, there is compelling evidence that points to civilisations existing in Singapore and around the region some 3,000 years ago.

  • MUSE SG Vol 9 Issue 1

    Muse SG Vol 10 Issue 1

    In this issue, we focus on the history behind several of Singapore's early estates, and how they came to be shaped by commercial and industrial factors as well as governmental policies.


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