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Conserve Built Heritage

Explore Balestier with Backyard65

Balestier might be known today for its Teochew pastries and hardware shops, but did you know the area was also gazetted for conservation in 2003? Find out how this neighbourhood mixes the old and new by exploring this series of visual guides created in partnership with students from the Singapore Institute of Technology, in this latest edition of Backyard65.

The Early Shophouses of Erskine Road

Early-style shophouses are known for their low and squat structure, and timber-framed rectangular windows. Find out more about the ones located along Erskine Road in the Chinatown Historic District, and how they have been conserved and adapted for modern use!

Plan Our Future SG
Join us at the World Cities Summit 2021 Preview

Hear from thought leaders how cities can adapt to a disrupted world, and bounce back stronger from the pandemic. The World Cities Summit 2021 Preview is a free virtual event happening on 29 January 2021, and features discussions with local and foreign leaders from both the public and private sectors on how cities can thrive despite the global disruptions.

A new therapeutic garden in the Northeast

The new therapeutic garden at Punggol Waterway Park is the first such garden in the Northeast, and allows visitors to interact with nature's healing elements. This is one way neighbourhoods could be planned to become more age-friendly, by providing seniors with a relaxing environment that can improve their wellbeing.

Go Car-Lite
Explore Jurong's park connectors

There are plenty of green spaces around Jurong, including Jurong Lake Gardens, the first national gardens in the heartlands! Here's how you can explore these parks on two wheels, using the network of park connectors around Jurong.

Shape a Distinctive City
Waterways of the Northeast

Kayaking, bike rides and scenic walks are some ways you can enjoy the waterways in the Northeast! With plans to make these green and blue spaces more accessible with new park connections and more water activity spaces, it'll be easier for more to enjoy various recreational activities while taking in some great views.

The restoration of Kranji Marshes

Kranji Marshes is Singapore's largest freshwater marshland that is open for everyone to visit. Find out how we restored this natural landscape with NParks, and carefully added public facilities such as a lookout tower, a shelter that doubles as an outdoor classroom, and hides for visitors to observe wildlife in close quarters.

Enliven Public Spaces
A look at our underpass art

Have you noticed the exceptionally colourful underpasses around the Singapore River? These murals are part of a project by Singapore River One to encourage exploration of the district, by using public art to enliven the spaces that connect pedestrians to Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay and Boat Quay.


What draws this "Singapore Cowboy" to Marina Bay? Find out at Our Marina Bay, a photo exhibition by URA volunteers at City Canvas from 1 February to 31 March 2021.

As your health and safety is our priority, visits to the exhibition are by appointment only.

Book your visit here.


When shopping for Chinese New Year goodies, please remember to stay safe by wearing masks at all times, practising safe distancing and avoiding crowded places. Check Space Out for crowd levels at shopping malls and supermarkets before heading out.

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