What To Keep

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567 households. 187 shops and stalls. Four iconic housing blocks. In 2011, Rochor Centre was given its demolition sentence. In the days of packing up that followed, residents confronted the question of what to keep, what to throw out, where to go...
In this probing series of photographs, we come face to face with a microcosm of Singapore’s drive for redevelopment. How do we preserve our heritage, our lifestyle, our communities?
The book also documents the responses of viewers from all walks of life. Their opinions, recollections and musings triggered by the photos offer us a fascinating, multifaceted look at history, urban upheaval, and the effects on people’s lives.