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The Inventory of Intangible Culture Heritage (ICH) seeks to identify and document the diverse elements of intangible cultural heritage that are present and practised in multicultural Singapore.

The establishment of such an inventory is a major step for the safeguarding of Singapore’s living heritage, and will contribute towards nominating an intangible cultural heritage element onto the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Through the inventory, we hope to document and make available more information on Singapore’s intangible cultural heritage, and to promote greater public awareness and appreciation of our diverse cultures, traditions and practices.

The inventory will be a growing one where we will continue to work with researchers and various communities to identify and document living traditions, and add more elements over time. If you wish to identify additional elements to be included or contribute information, please click here.

As at April 2018, the inventory consists of research on 50 elements and more will be added progressively.

Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage

UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage