Cultural Heritage and Peripheral Spaces in Singapore
This book documents through first-hand experience and academic research the historical, cultural and economic interactions affecting land use in Singapore. Offering a unique study of nostalgia in Singaporean heritage, it discusses the subjective nostalgic meanings and interpretations that users of peripheral, heritage and green spaces in Singapore create and maintain, through a combination of informal observations and interactions combined with research into local history and heritage. It addresses the subjective meaning-making processes of individuals within the larger theoretical frameworks that structure understandings of changing land use and economical changes which impact on contemporary cityscapes, centered around peripheral and de-privileged areas of Singapore’s economic development.
Lim Tai Wei is Senior Lecturer at SIM University, Singapore where he teaches World History, and Adjunct Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore, East Asian Institute where he specializes in Sino-Japanese Relations. He teaches summer courses on contemporary history of Japan at Waseda University Tokyo.