‘Heartland’ refers to areas beyond the city centre, outside of the Central Area. Populated mostly by public housing, they are self-sufficient housing estates completed with amenities ranging from schools, shops, markets, cinemas, stadiums, shopping malls and places of worship. Beyond their functionalities, these housing estates are also rich in social memories thus allowing us obtain an invaluable part of Singapore history less seen in the mainstream historical narrative.
Ang Mo Kio
Take a journey through Ang Mo Kio and learn about its history in this story map
Learn about how Jurong was like in the 1980s in this story map
Find out how Queenstown was developed as our first satellite town in this story map
Journey through Tampines to learn about its history in this story map
See how Tiong Bahru was developed as our first public housing estate in this story map
Jounrey through Toa Payoh and learn about the history of our second satellite town in this story map