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Conservation

As Singapore's urban landscape undergoes transformations over the years, the preservation of historic buildings and districts establishes a tangible link to our past. Safeguarding our heritage stands as a crucial objective in the realm of urban development and planning within the country. The conservation and restoration of our historic structures contribute significantly to shaping the distinct character and identity of our city, imbuing the cityscape with its own unique flavor and architectural profile.

Conservation transcends merely maintaining the exterior of a building. In the rapidly evolving 21st century, as we progress and undergo rapid changes, conservation becomes a means of safeguarding the memories of our youthful nation's history for future generations. It is imperative that we strive to retain the authentic essence and ambiance of these historic buildings to the greatest extent possible. Achieving this goal necessitates a deep appreciation and understanding of the architectural structure of these buildings, coupled with effective management and practices in conservation.

The application of conservation guidelines varies across different conservation districts, considering factors such as the historical significance of each district, the surrounding developments, the uniqueness of the building, and the long-term plan for the area. The extent to which a building is preserved and the degree of allowed adaptation differ from one district to another.

Conservation Areas

Most conservation areas in Singapore can be classified into four distinct categories, each with its own set of conservation guidelines.

Conservation Areas

Most conservation areas in Singapore can be classified into four distinct categories, each with its own set of conservation guidelines.

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