Posts tagged "Singapore"
2030 Singapore: Live, Work, Play...and Grow?

2030 Singapore: Live, Work, Play…and Grow?

Global Food Risks: Urbanization, Growing Population and Climate Change Globally, more people live in urban areas than in rural areas, with 54 per cent of the world’s population residing in urban areas in 2014. It is postulated that by 2050, 66 per cent of the world’s population will be residing in urban cities. Continuing population...
Chinatown: Lost Community & Identity of Place

Chinatown: Lost Community & Identity of Place

As Singapore continues to prosper, the cityscapes are rapidly changing with new developments constantly superseding the old. Under the urban renewal schemes, many early buildings and districts planned under the Jackson Plan have either been reviewed and modified or simply demolished, with only a few areas being conserved. One of the conservation areas under URA’s...
Rethinking Community Spaces: A Community Walk through Toa Payoh

Rethinking Community Spaces: A Community Walk through Toa Payoh

As part of the HDB Community Week 2013, My peers and I participated in the Community Building Seminar organised by the Housing Development Board of Singapore (HDB). This two day seminar allowed us to learn from various participants who are from different walks of life, and one interesting part was the opportunity to be part of...
Voids in the Deck

Voids in the Deck

Once, where the void deck stood as one of the primary requirements and characteristics of public housing blocks in Singapore, and part of the pillars of community bonding, today, new typologies experiment with creating a community, without the void deck. One such example is the Treelodge @ Punggol. Comprising of several blocks with 15 storeys...
Capitalism & Spatial Justice: The Reality of Design & Planning of Communal Spaces in Singapore Public Housing Estates

Capitalism & Spatial Justice: The Reality of Design & Planning of Communal Spaces in Singapore Public Housing Estates

  Introduction Design & planning of communal spaces in public housing estates are getting more attention in recent years. This is especially so in Singapore, where strong community bonds among residents of various races and nationalities are important in maintaining social security in our metropolitan city with high influx of global citizens. Furthermore, 80% of...
The Social Memories of a Voiddeck

The Social Memories of a Voiddeck

“downstair” Directed By Diya Tan Produced By Quek Hui Min, Helmi Ali Director of Photography PK Tan This film was produced as a final-year project in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. All Rights Reserved 2008. downstair. A colloquial and affectionate term used by many when referring...
The Politics in Public housing : the ideology driver of the government

The Politics in Public housing : the ideology driver of the government

Pinnacle @ Duxton. Topped out with a viewing gallery soaring 50 stories above ground only open to VIPs, is THE crowning glory of Singapore’s Public Housing Development Since the inception of Singapore, the PAP government has never strayed from its commitment to provide public housing for the whole nation. To them, continuing support for public...
Building from the Ground-Up: Experience the Kampung Culture

Building from the Ground-Up: Experience the Kampung Culture

The Ground-Up Initiative in Singapore advocates community spirit initiatives, urban farming programmes to change the way of innovating, from the ground-up. GUI is now embarking on a new and exciting journey and experience the Heritage Kampung with them! Exploring Our Heritage Through Kampung Culture Heritage Kampung 2012 is a 5 months long event to celebrate the...
Community gardening - Community ungardening

Community gardening – Community ungardening

Clementi Makeshift Farm getting the boot, literally. Copyright © Matthew Allen, WSJ A community garden is a single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people.                                                      ...
Singapore fast-forward

Singapore fast-forward

Singapore’2012 from zweizwei |motion timelapse| on Vimeo. Zweizwei’s amazing motion time-lapse shows Singapore’s urban vision in a fast forward narrative. Accelerated sceneries are accompanied with abstract soundscapes to bring across the key messages of the urban ambition of Singapore – shiny, greenery, density, modern, colourful and exciting.  
Community Greens: A brief comparison between the gardening schemes in Singapore and Hong Kong

Community Greens: A brief comparison between the gardening schemes in Singapore and Hong Kong

Tampines Green Community Gardens in Singapore Sau Pau Ming Community Gardens in Hong Kong  Gardening as a social process Collective gardening is a huge trend in the city. There are rooftops, vacant land and underutilized spaces that can be used for gardening. In other words, there are lots of opportunities. But why it is in...