Our member

Singapore Heritage Society

Established: 1987
Type: Non-profit, non-governmental organization – registered society, registered charity, and institution of public character
President: Dr. Jack Tsen-Ta Lee
Vice-President and Executive Director: Dr. Chua Ai Lin
Address: 50 East Coast Road, #02-73 Roxy Square, Singapore 428769
Tel: +65 63455770
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.singaporeheritage.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sgheritage


The Singapore Heritage Society (‘SHS’) is an independent voice for heritage conservation in Singapore. Our work is guided by our definition of heritage as ‘the living presence of the past’. Singapore’s history is a vital part of our identity and growth. Social bonds are strengthened when we understand and cherish the social memories of past and present generations in the spaces we protect. These beliefs drive our key efforts in research, public education and advocacy.


  • Rediscovering forgotten histories;
  • Sustaining living heritage;
  • Promoting cultural authenticity and vibrancy;
  • Championing conservation of built heritage, particularly modern architecture dating from the 1920s to 1970s. 


We reach out to the public through publications, talks, exhibitions, guided walks, and an active presence on social media. Our research and education efforts help us to make a compelling case for heritage preservation to policy makers. Our approach is inclusive, and we advocate working with communities for whom the redevelopment of spaces threatens a way of life and community bonds.