Built Heritage

The conservation of Singapore’s built heritage is an integral part of our urban planning and development efforts. Quality restoration of buildings does not only preserve the façade or the external shell of the building; it also aims to retain the original ambience of historic buildings. This helps our younger generation better appreciate the significance of Singapore’s heritage buildings.

Conservation Buildings

The Government adopts a consultative approach when deciding on new conservation areas, policies and guidelines. We work with the community to identify buildings important to Singapore’s heritage, and provide guidelines for building owners to restore their properties for adaptive re-use. This allows our heritage buildings to be retained while continuing to serve Singapore’s existing needs. 

Through the Government’s conservation efforts, more than 7,000 buildings have been gazetted for conservation.

Find out more about URA’s conservation guidelines here.