via The Straits Times, 08 March 2021: Several national monuments in Singapore, including current and former palaces, are slated for restoration and renewal in the coming year. Singapore’s Preservation of Monuments Board also turns 50 this year.
The Istana and the former Istana Kampong Glam are up for restoration.
Works will begin next year on Istana Kampong Glam, a former Malay palace, and the Istana in 2023, Minister for Culture Community and Youth Edwin Tong announced in Parliament on Monday (March 8).
These restorations are part of regular efforts to preserve Singapore’s national monuments, he said during the debate on his ministry’s spending.