- POSTED: 13 Sep 2013 22:03
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Acting Culture, Community and Youth Minister Lawrence Wong said the government will announce more measures to support Singapore's heritage towards the year-end.
SINGAPORE: The government will announce more measures to support Singapore's heritage towards the year-end, said Acting Culture, Community and Youth Minister Lawrence Wong.
He said the support may come in the form of assistance for community groups, for example, to conduct research on the heritage of a particular area.
Mr Wong was speaking on the sidelines of "My Queenstown Festival", an event marking Queenstown's 60th birthday.
Queenstown is Singapore's first satellite estate.
Mr Wong said it is important for the nation's story to be personally meaningful to everyone through the recollection of past memories.
He added that the government wants to encourage every place to have its own heritage and identity through ground-up initiatives.
Mr Wong said: "What we will do as a ministry and in NHB -- in the National Heritage Board, is to support these ground-up initiatives. We've provided more funds for community initiatives like this and we hope that all the different community groups in all the different parts of Singapore will organise… and do more of these (events)."