About Roots.sg

Singapore is a small city-state in Southeast Asia. We’re a young nation, though the history of our island stretches back a further 700 years. Delicately balancing the breakneck pace of change with the need to stay true to our roots, the individual stories of Singaporeans are continually adding to this larger narrative.

The National Heritage Board (NHB) is the custodian of Singapore’s heritage, and so it’s our duty to record, tell and celebrate these stories, which capture the essence of what it means to be Singaporean.

With this mission in mind, Roots.sg was conceived in 2014 to bring the contents of our national collection, heritage trails, national monuments, historic sites and other multimedia assets together in a single, one-stop heritage resource portal.

Roots.sg allows us to transcend the limits of our physical spaces, granting a far wider segment of the population access to our resources; as well as effectively allowing people to co-curate their heritage experience with us.


We'd love to hear from you about how we can improve the experience and content on Roots.sg and also if you've collaborative ideas. Please e-mail us at NHB_Feedback@nhb.gov.sg.