Lee, Jack Tsen-Ta (2017) SENCE OF PLACE: THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN BUILT HERITAGE AND INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE IN SINGAPORE. In: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF HERITAGE LEGISLATION. BALANCE BETWEEN LAWS AND VALUES. International conference October 12-13, 2016 Niguliste Museum Tallinn, Estonia Conference proceedings. ICLAFI, ICOMOS Estonia. ICLAFI, ICOMOS Estonia NC, Estonian Academy ofArts, Tallinn, pp. 43-51. ISBN 978-9949-88-197-0 [Book Section]


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Abstract (in English)

Built heritage in Singapore is safeguarded through two legal regimes, one relating to national monuments declared under the Preservation of Monuments Act (Cap 239, 2011 Rev Ed), and the other relating to conservation areas declared under the Planning Act (Cap 232, 1998 Rev Ed). In contrast, no particular legal protection exists for intangible cultural heritage. Considering examples such as tomb inscriptions and rituals for honouring the deceased at Bukit Brown Cemetery, this article explores how built heritage can be secured and enriched by giving greater recognition and protection in international and domestic law to the intangible cultural heritage associated with it. There is also scope for built heritage to be used as a means of protecting intangible cultural heritage. The article discusses on the important issues of the management and maintenance of cultural heritage in Turkey as well as tackles on the problems of financing the conservation efforts.

Item Type: Book Section
Lee, Jack Tsen-Ta
Alatalu, Riin
Randla, Anneli
Languages: English
Keywords: Heritage legislation; Conservation history; legal framework; national legislation; historic monuments; historical surveys; Singapore; Intangible heritage; Memory of the World; Cemetery; conservation of intangible heritage; Case studies; cemeteries; tombs
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 07. History of conservation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 03. National/Regional legislations
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 04. Social practices, rituals and festive events
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Bukit Brown Cemetery, Singapore; Seh Ong, Singapore
National Committee: Estonia
International Scientific Committee: Legal, Administrative and Financial Issues
ISBN: 978-9949-88-197-0
Depositing User: ICLAFI ICOMOS
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2019 16:07
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2019 16:07
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