Heritage Through Google Glass - The New Lunatic Asylum

The third documentary under the ‘Heritage Through Google Glass’* series takes visitors on a tour of the remaining perimeter wall of the New Lunatic Asylum at Sepoy Lines which was built in 1887, and incorporates NHB’s research on Singapore’s third psychiatric hospital.


The National Heritage Board has embarked on a series of projects that use new technology to document heritage sites across Singapore which were previously inaccessible to the public due to their remote and/or restricted locations, or to provide a behind-the-scenes look at museum curation and artefact conservation.

The ‘Heritage Through Google Glass’ video series* leverages on Google’s latest wearable technology, Google Glass. With this technology, NHB researchers can now visit and document heritage sites, or record intensive conservation processes without being encumbered by bulky camera equipment, to provide first-hand narrative accounts and subsequently share such recordings as video clips.

* This series does not represent NHB’s endorsement of the products featured.

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Heritage Research & Assessment, National Heritage Board
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