S'poreans pick 50 most memorable spots to make up SG Heart Map

S'poreans pick 50 most memorable spots to make up SG Heart Map

SINGAPORE - Tan Lay Hong, 57, loved to stroll in the parks at Toa Payoh when she was young and even took her wedding photos there.

It reminds her of the close familial ties present in Singapore even till today as she witnesses families of different generations frequent Toa Payoh for their outings.

Ms Tan's story is one of more than 80,000 personal stories of places contributed by Singaporeans from all walks of life in the past six months for the SG Heart Map, which is created to mark Singapore's 50th birthday this year.

Launched in Nov last year in celebration of Singapore's Golden Jubilee, the SG Heart Map seeks to weave stories of memorable past places, meaningful new places and aspirations for future places into a collection of shared stories by Singaporeans.

The completed map will be showcased at the project's finale in Nov this year.

Organisers said that about 25 per cent of contributions centred on the lives and memories in different towns. Toa Payoh, the first HDB satellite town, was mentioned the most frequently.

Other places mentioned include Katong, Singapore Zoo, Little India, Orchard Road, Singapore Changi Airport and Gardens by the Bay.

Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Environment and Water Resources Grace Fu unveiled the 50 locations on Saturday morning (May 24). She is also the co-chair of the SG50 Environment and Infrastructure Committee overseeing the SG Heart Map project.

She said: "The rich tapestry of stories that we have collected will enable us to weave together a fabric of memories and aspirations as a nation, as we celebrate SG 50 together, and shape the next chapter of Singapore's story. We have much to look forward to as a nation."

On the weekends of June 27 and 28 and July 4 and 5, there will be SG Heart Map tours available to the public by district. The tours are also available on Aug 7 and 10.


50 special places chosen by Singaporeans:

1) Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

2) Bugis

3) Bukit Timah

4) Changi Village

5) Chinatown

6) Chinese Garden

7) Chong Pang Market and Food Centre

8) Downtown East

9) East Coast Park

10) Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

11) Gardens by the Bay

12) Haw Par Villa

13) Holland Village

14) Jurong Bird Park

15) Kampong Glam

16) Katong/Joo Chiat

17) Little India

18) MacRitchie Reservoir

19) Marina Barrage

20) Marina Bay

21) Marina Bay Sands

22) Merlion Park

23) Mount Faber Park

24) National Library Building

25) National Museum of Singapore

26) National University of Singapore

27) Orchard Road

28) Pasir Ris Town Park

29) Pulau Tekong

30) Pulau Ubin

31) Punggol Waterway

32) Raffles Place

33) Resorts World Sentosa

35) River Safari


37) Sentosa

38) Singapore Botanic Gardens

39) Singapore Changi Airport

40) Singapore Flyer

41) Singapore River

42) Singapore Sports Hub

43) Singapore Zoo

44) Singapore Discovery Centre

45) Suntec City

46) Tanjong Pagar

47) Tiong Bahru

48) Toa Payoh

49) Vivocity/HarbourFront

50) West Coast Park

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