Updated: 08/13/2014 20:37

Blueprint to chart conservation and development of Queenstown estate

Blueprint to chart conservation and development of Queenstown estate

Queenstown residents will have their own museum, galleries and neighbourhood heritage corners. 

This was outlined in the My Queenstown Heritage Blueprint 2020, which was launched today. 

The blueprint is a joint effort by civic group My Community and the Queenstown Citizens' Consultative Committee. 

The museum will be housed in the former Commonwealth Avenue Wet Market, which has been gazetted for conservation. 

Among the artefacts collected are the distinct neon sign and bowling pins from the former Queenstown Cinema and Bowling Centre.

Volunteers have been leading guided tours along Queenstown since 2010. 

More recently, heritage markers were installed along the trails, so that visitors know the estate's history better. 

Member for Tanjong Pagar GRC Chia Shi-Lu announced at the launch of the blueprint that six neighbourhood heritage corners will be installed over the next two years. 

"These neighbouhood corners will feature three-dimensional exhibitions and interactive spaces where residents can gather and chit-chat. They'll be community spaces with a heritage slant."

Besides this, the My Queenstown Festival will now be held every two years, with the next one slated for September next year. 

There'll also be regular symposiums, offering academics, policymakers and residents a platform for talks on heritage and development.

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