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Edwin Tong on Preservation of Monuments (Amendment) Bill

The landmark Padang is one of Singapore's oldest open spaces for public recreation. It has witnessed key milestones in the country's history. On these grounds, it is worthy of being preserved as a national monument. Culture, Community and Youth Minister Edwin Tong highlighted the Padang to make the case to broaden the definition of monuments beyond buildings and structures to open spaces and inland water. This means that more sites of heritage value could be designated as national monuments. Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 2), he said the amendments aim to further safeguard key markers of Singapore's national identity for future generations of Singaporeans. 

Edwin Tong on Preservation of Monuments (Amendment) Bill

02 Nov 2021 04:50pm

The landmark Padang is one of Singapore's oldest open spaces for public recreation. It has witnessed key milestones in the country's history. On these grounds, it is worthy of being preserved as a national monument. Culture, Community and Youth Minister Edwin Tong highlighted the Padang to make the case to broaden the definition of monuments beyond buildings and structures to open spaces and inland water. This means that more sites of heritage value could be designated as national monuments. Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday (Nov 2), he said the amendments aim to further safeguard key markers of Singapore's national identity for future generations of Singaporeans. 

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