Co-creation is the MND way.
Singapore’s development should not and need not come at the expense of our heritage, identity and sense of belonging. MND recognises this and we have, through other means, tried to preserve our memories.
Physical markers are important but they are only part of a larger tapestry forming our national identity. As Singapore develops, trade-offs are inevitable. As it is, more than 7000 buildings are already being conserved.
MICA’s Singapore Memories Project is one of the many ways to document our past. Where possible, MND will consult and co-create together, eg. Rail Corridor, Documentation of Bukit Brown Cemetery graves and promoting responsible pet ownership.
MND pioneer Mr Lim Kim San once said, “Do you want me to look after our dead grandparents or do you want to look after your grandchildren?” From time to time, we do need to make difficult and unpopular decisions over land use