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The National Collection

Roots.SG

VIEW OUR NATIONAL COLLECTION ON ROOTS.SG – SINGAPORE’S HERITAGE RESOURCE PORTAL

Explore Singapore's National Collection on Roots.sg today.

Roots.sg was conceived in 2014 to be the foremost digital concierge for people wanting to delve into Singapore’s heritage. It aims to be synonymous with “Google” for everything related to Singapore’s history, heritage and culture.

Since its launch in 2016, Roots.sg has enabled the National Heritage Board (NHB) to extend the heritage and museum experience online, granting Singaporeans greater access to our vast repository of heritage resources. It has brought the content of our National Collection, heritage trails, National Monuments, historic sites and other heritage resources, such as videos and documentaries, together in a single, one-stop heritage resource portal.

This is the first time that Singapore’s diverse heritage resources have been collated in such a comprehensive and holistic manner on a digital platform, and it involved the cataloguing of more than 100,000 artefacts and multimedia resources. Digitisation of our National Collection is an ongoing process as we continue to add to, and improve, the quality of our collections.