The public is welcomed to share their views on Singapore’s heritage based on four key focus areas, which will be incorporated into Our SG Heritage Plan 2.0.
Photo Credit: National Heritage Board
The Inaugural Masterplan, Our SG Heritage Plan
If you were asked to make plans for Singapore’s heritage, what ideas would you like to see come to life?
Over the past five years, the development of Singapore’s heritage and museum sector has been driven by the National Heritage Board’s (NHB) inaugural masterplan, Our SG Heritage Plan.
Since its launch in 2018, Our SG Heritage Plan has seen many milestones across our intangible and tangible heritage and museum offerings that have added significant value to the nation and individual Singaporeans.
Our SG Heritage Plan 2.0
Our SG Heritage Plan 2.0 will build on the progress of the original plan to steer the next phase of development for Singapore’s heritage sector from 2023 to 2027.
Four Focus Areas
NHB is now seeking feedback and views from all Singaporeans to co-develop the next heritage masterplan, Our SG Heritage Plan 2.0.
NHB has divided the plan into four key focus areas that our heritage adds value to – Heritage x Community, Heritage x Identity, Heritage x Industry and Heritage x Innovation.
Members of the public will be able to give their input on various ideas under these focus areas. Based on the feedback, some of these ideas will be further developed for inclusion into Our SG Heritage Plan 2.0.
Heritage x Community
Our SG Heritage Plan 2.0 will aim to ensure individuals and communities are enabled to participate in the celebration and safeguarding of their heritage. The plan hopes to engender stronger community co-ownership of heritage content and programmes, strengthen volunteerism and create new opportunities for Singaporeans to commit their energies to, activate community champions, and build community capabilities to design and deliver heritage activities.
Heritage x Identity
Our SG Heritage Plan 2.0 will strengthen and affirm the diverse, multicultural Singaporean identity. NHB will continue to promote more archaeologyrelated programmes. More efforts will potentially be focused on promoting greater awareness of Singapore’s pre-colonial history through museum exhibitions and programmes.
Heritage x Industry
Our SG Heritage Plan 2.0 will foster a vibrant heritage ecosystem that values people, connects with industry, and creates opportunities for Singaporeans. NHB will explore ways to support the transformation efforts of heritage business and develop schemes to better equip traditional craft practitioners for the future economy, and encourage transmission of our cultural heritage knowledge and practices. Digital collections and campaigns could potentially be curated to showcase and increase international access to the National Collection at Singapore’s embassies and international offices around the world.
Heritage x Innovation
Our SG Heritage Plan 2.0 will continue to champion innovation and creativity for a future-ready heritage sector. We plan to harness technology to power new ways to experience our heritage and make heritage more accessible. NHB also hopes to seed new partnership opportunities with the wider tech sector.
When & Where?
From 29 July to 30 November 2022, they can do so through an interactive online portal and on-site booths at the National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, Indian Heritage Centre, Malay Heritage Centre, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery, and National Gallery Singapore.
Share Your View, Enter A Giveaway Draw!
Visitors who submit their feedback will also stand a chance to be entered into a draw for giveaways, such as staycations at heritage-themed hotels, a heritage tour experience, and museum dining and shopping vouchers.
The more initiatives for which feedback has been submitted, the higher the chances.
Announcement Of Winners
Winners will be announced every month on NHB’s Facebook and Instagram pages and notified by e-mail over the course of the public engagement campaign which ends on 30 November 2022.
#OurSGHeritagePlan #HeritagexIdentity #HeritagexCommunity #HeritagexInnovation #HeritagexIndustry