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Saving Singapore’s Architectural History, One Building at a Time

Soaring skyscrapers dominate Singapore’s skyline, but the city-state’s older structures—historic churches, temples and heritage buildings—are also gems that need to be preserved for future generations. For the past 20 years, architectural conservationist Yeo Kang Shua has devoted himself to that very cause. It’s painstaking work, but for Shua, it’s a labor of love. To date, he’s been honored with three UNESCO awards for his efforts.

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