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Singapore, a small country with a big past, fully understands the significance of Churchill’s remark. Those who run the island city-state have taken steps to ensure that the nation’s history is recorded in several museums that are not only well preserved but very professionally managed.

One is the National Museum of Singapore (NMS), a treasury of the past that stands boldly amidst the onslaughts of consumerism and modernism.

The NMS now looks even bolder and more determined – not to mention sophisticated and high-tech – following a thorough renovation that started in April 2003 and expanded it to nearly 20,000 square meters.

“Many modern buildings in Singapore get built in less than three years. After a while, Singaporeans began to get impatient waiting for the NMS renovation to finish,” notes Mohamed Hamim Read the rest of this entry »