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Monday with the Editor: Has the National Library got to go?
celebrate National Day, let us not forget that we are still
a young nation, with a history of 36 years - considered
short compared to the history of many of the buildings here
around us which have been with us to witness the birth of
our nation and also to watch us grow up.
example of such a building is the National Library. As a
40-something Singaporean, my formative years were spent in
the company of books at the National Library. Hence, my
sentimental attachment to the building. I am not alone in
feeling this way.
And now I
have moved into the second half period of my stay here on
this good earth. What I regret is, though I am a fragile
element, compared to the brick-and-mortar National Library
building, I will get to be around in Singapore long after
the demise of this building.
is the fuss all about? You may ask. It's only a building,
you may say. How can a building be compared with a live
human being? You may ponder.
me put it this way. You and I are mortal. In the years to
come, we will fade into history. Our children and their
children will take over the land and there will come a time
when those who inherit the land we call Singapore will be
celebrating, perhaps, our nation's 100th birthday. They will
look back into history to see what landmarks we, people of
today, have left for them to gloat over as their heritage.
certainly can visit City Hall, Singapore History Museum and
St Andrew's Cathedral then. These buildings are steeped in
history - but not the kind that represents the Singaporean
identity forged during the period immediately after our
Singaporean identity began in the 1960s and our memories of
that period come hand in hand with our memories of places
built during that period. Already today (2001), we have lost
the National Theatre to history. We can only relive the
1960s through reading about the National Theatre. It is no
longer there for us to touch, and to feel that icon of our
will say goodbye to the National Library, which is slated
for demolition to make way for a road tunnel directly below
its present site to relieve traffic congestion in the city.
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