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dc.contributor.authorNg, Galen Yee Tecken_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-01T06:37:23Z-
dc.date.available2021-04-01T06:37:23Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.citationNg, G. Y. T. (2021). At the crossroads of tradition and modernity : analysing the commodification of culture and heritage in Singapore through state-initiated night markets in the 1980s. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. https://hdl.handle.net/10356/147292en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/147292-
dc.description.abstractNight markets (also known as pasar malams) in Singapore have endured a tumultuous past. They initially thrived during the post-independence era as important commercial and social hubs for the masses who were being relocated into suburban public housing estates. However, once Singapore underwent rapid economic expansion and industrialisation, they were then disparaged as chaotic, congested and unsanitary. State authorities enforced stringent regulations designed to first contain, but later outrightly suppress them throughout the 1970s. Surprisingly, just one decade later, these same authorities attempted to revive night markets to promote Singapore’s tourism industry, albeit with limited success. Despite their rich history, night markets have hardly received any academic attention to date, particularly regarding the 1980s when they were deliberately reintroduced. What happened during this period? This paper contends that the government appropriated night markets to achieve its economic goals while simultaneously marginalising other aspects of traditional night market culture that did not align with its agenda or could not be easily controlled. In doing so, the organic vibrancy and original authentic meanings of such sites became displaced, reducing night markets to only a peripheral activity in Singaporean mass culture thereafter.en_US
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dc.publisherNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectHumanities::History::Asia::Singapore::Social aspectsen_US
dc.subjectHumanities::History::Asia::Singapore::Politics and governmenten_US
dc.titleAt the crossroads of tradition and modernity : analysing the commodification of culture and heritage in Singapore through state-initiated night markets in the 1980sen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorHallam Stevensen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanitiesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Arts in Historyen_US
dc.contributor.supervisoremailHStevens@ntu.edu.sgen_US
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