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Cultural Heritage and Peripheral Spaces in Singapore


About this book


This book documents through first-hand experience and academic research the historical, cultural and economic interactions affecting land use in Singapore. Offering a unique study of nostalgia in Singaporean heritage, it discusses the subjective nostalgic meanings and interpretations that users of peripheral, heritage and green spaces in Singapore create and maintain, through a combination of informal observations and interactions combined with research into local history and heritage. It addresses the subjective meaning-making processes of individuals within the larger theoretical frameworks that structure understandings of changing land use and economical changes which impact on contemporary cityscapes, centered around peripheral and de-privileged areas of Singapore’s economic development.


land use in Singapore peripheral spaces in Singapore Cultural heritage in Singapore contemporary cityscapes space and Singapore’s economic development nostalgia in Singaporean heritage

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.SIM UniversitySingaporeSingapore

About the authors

Dr Tai Wei Lim is Senior Lecturer at UniSIM and Adjunct Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. He holds a PhD from Cornell University, US. 

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