Celebrating the rich heritage of Singapore in photos

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See the winners of the Wiki Loves Living Heritage Singapore photography competition

The traditions, culture, and art of Singapore come alive in the photos from the Wiki Loves Living Heritage competition. Throughout June and July, nearly 150 participants from across Singapore submitted over 1,000 photos of their country’s living heritage. These photos document the monuments, rituals, practices, and other expressions passed down across generations, enriching the presence of Singapore living heritage online. The competition was held in partnership with the National Youth Award Association (NYAA) of Singapore and Singapore’s National Heritage Board (NHB). Wikimania attendees viewed the photos on display in Singapore and voted on the winners, who were announced at the closing ceremony. Check out the winning photos!


Third place

A woman wanders through a market on Arab Street in downtown Singapore, admiring colorful Turkish lamps.

Henry Vante, CC BY-SA 4.0

Second place

From September until early October, the Nine Gods Festival comes to temples across Singapore. In the finale of the festival, devotees tug paper boats into the sea and set them alight.

Rodney Ee, CC BY-SA 4.0

First place

Located in a historic building erected in 1915, the Tekka Centre Wet Market is home to nearly 300 food stalls. Wet markets represent a rich part of Singapore’s history and food culture, being a primary place where people gather and get their daily essentials.

Kari.Shouur, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Wikimania 2023 Core Organizing Team wants to thank all the participants and everyone who voted for the winners. You can view all the submissions on Wikimedia Commons.

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