Singapore's Evolving Spaces
Parting Glances examines a country undergoing profound development by turning a camera lends on six communities in Singapore that are at the precipice of change. As a nation grapples with preserving its precious heritage while growing its economy and housing its burgeoning population, these diverse neighborhoods are revealed through archival images, reflections of residents and merchants, and striking contemporary photographs. From the small rustic island of Pulau Ubin, to a former British air force base, to mainland Singapore's last remaining kampoing (village), a country's fading heritage is revitalized and curated for both the casual reader and the dedicated historian of Asian cultures.
Parting Glances aptly describes this collection of striking photo essays on six diverse communities in Singapore that are on the brink of change. Combining archival images, contemporary color photographs, and poignant, reflective interviews with merchants and residents, this book explores what is gained and what is lost in a country's quest for progress and modernization. In doing so, neighborhoods that may otherwise be lost to the ravages of time are immortalized through word and image. Moving beyond the scope of typical travel guides, the book makes the factual become personal, and the past become contemporary.