"What is heritage? Is it a building we've knocked down to build a tunnel?"
Moderated by Esquire Singapore editor-in-chief Norman Tan, together with panelists Adrian Tan, litigator and VP of The Law Society of Singapore; Andrew Ing, COO of the Lo & Behold group and Management Committee member of the Restaurant Association of Singapore; Jose Raymond, founder of communications agency SPIN and the former VP of partnerships at the Singapore Swimming Association, we discuss the relationship between heritage and progress in Singapore at our inaugural shophouse event.
Is it an antagonistic one, or one that works hand-in-hand?
Our nation may be celebrating its 53rd birthday, but we often forget that our heritage goes beyond the declaration of independence almost 200 years ago. So what constitutes this heritage? Is it built upon nostalgia, or perhaps the revival of Singlish despite the many attempted assassinations by the government?
The panel talked connecting with the new Sportshub, the current tourism board campaign, and the culture of National Service. We address live audience feedback and your answers from the poll, so listen in to how heritage and progress tie in not just with our identity, but the image Singapore presents to the world.