‘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.
Learn more about the housing estates in our heartland through the story maps below.
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1. Ang Mo Kio photo by Chuttersnap [CC BY-4.0]
2. Choa Chu Kang MRT Station photo by zhenkang [CC BY-SA 3.0]
3. Jurong photo by Groyn88 [CC BY-SA 3.0]
4. Punggol photo by Deoma12 [CC BY-SA 4.0]
5. Queenstown photo by Chen Siyuan [CC BY-SA 4.0]
6. Tampines photo by Zhenkang [CC BY-SA 4.0]
7. Tiong Bahru photo by Choo Yut Shing via Flickr
8. Toa Payoh photo by Bob T [CC BY-SA 4.0]
9. Yishun photo by KTPH [CC BY-SA 4.0]