Places of worship are never simply places to practice one’s faith in—they are also social anchors for the communities around them.
Pei Ying wears many hats in Kontinentalist. She leads the company in achieving its overall business and editorial goals, making strategic business development plans, and managing partnerships. Her background and passion for history is the driving force behind many of her stories, which delve into cultural and historical contexts. In her free time, she is likely tending to her veggie garden, cooking, or cuddling her two fat cats.
Chua Ai Lin is the Executive Director of the Singapore Heritage Society and formerly an Asst Prof in the NUS Dept of History. She has a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge specialising in social and cultural history in colonial Singapore.
Lynn Wong is an independent researcher and filmmaker on a race against time to document and revive disappearing foods, festivals, and heritage in Singapore. She is also the co-investigator for the Singapore Heritage Society’s two-year research project on historic places of worship on Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar, and Tanjong Malang.
Fauzy Ismail is a trained architect who has worked in the local arts field and the European fashion industry. Currently, he is a freelance researcher working in history, culture, and conservation. He is an avid volunteer for the Singapore Heritage Society and a strong supporter of heritage.
Founded in 1987 as a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, SHS is an independent voice for heritage conservation in Singapore. Our work is guided by our definition of heritage as ‘the living presence of the past’. Singapore’s history is a vital part of our identity and growth. Social bonds are strengthened when we understand and cherish the social memories of past and present generations in the spaces we protect. These beliefs drive our key efforts in research, public education and advocacy.