Preserving Our Stories, Treasures & Places


Preserving Our Stories, Treasures & Places

Preservation, heritage and legacy – these are words often associated with things of the past. But a deeper look into what they truly mean, reveals how they are very much words of the future as well.

The National Heritage Board’s (NHB) mandate, as the custodian of Singapore’s heritage, is to preserve, commemorate and promote our tangible and intangible cultural heritage. These are a must for the transmission of our heritage and cultural legacy. We have done this in many ways – from the preservation and promotion of our treasures such as our National Monuments, National Collection, heritage trails, and national museums and institutions; to the documentation and celebration of our shared traditions, beliefs and way of life, through exhibitions, festivals, community projects and more. Together, these are what make us Singaporean.


Through the National Collection, NHB curates heritage programmes and presents exhibitions to connect the past, present and future generations of Singaporeans.


Learn more about our built heritage through our National Monuments and historic sites.