Adam Park is a remarkable time capsule. An oasis of urban solitude set aside amongst the growing hustle and bustle of modern Singapore suburbia. The 19 houses that made up the estate in 1928 still exist today. In fact most of the houses resound with the comings and goings of happy family life as they have done so for the past 90 years.
The challenge for heritage planners is to make the history of Adam Park accessible to a wide a range of audiences as possible yet allow the landscape to meet its primary role of providing suitable housing for the tenants. It is hoped this website will go some way in ensuring any visit to the estate is productive, inspiring and memorable without imposing on the families that live there.
Therefore this website is designed to provide everything you need to know about the battle without having to set foot on the estate. It allows you to dig deeper into the history of each house without having to invade the privacy of the occupants. You can view the battle landscape and panoramas without having to enter the gardens. You can take a virtual tour of the estate without leaving the comfort of your own chair especially useful if you are logging in from the UK, Japan or Australia.
However we appreciate that there is nothing quite like visiting the site in person so you can really get a feel for the layout of the battlefield and the surrounding area. So if you do visit please walk around the estate in small groups or on your own, park off site and walk in or use public transport, keep to the public roads and do not enter any houses or gardens without a specific invite from the tenants. Better still, sign up to one of the occasional National Heritage Board guided walks and enjoy an authorised tour of this incredible site. The logistics of visiting the site are detailed below.
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