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Singapore may be a thriving modern city, but it does try to preserve buildings with historical or heritage value. These often eclectic styles are mainly the result of adapting period European architecture to the island's tropical climate.

Pre-modern architecture in Singapore consists primarily of colonial civic and commercial structures in the European Neoclassical, Gothic, Palladian and Renaissance styles. Out of these styles grew the unique 'black-and-white' bungalows that dot the island, and the traditional 'shophouses' found mainly in commercial districts.

Singapore's modern buildings, on the other hand, tend to be pragmatic affairs, especially the apartment blocks developed by the Housing Development Board, the government agency in charge of public housing. Recent developments have focused on mixed-used buildings that fully utilise the island's limited land area.

Some of these projects have also begun to take environmental sustainability into consideration, resulting in a generation of postmodern neo-tropical buildings that are beginning to change Singapore's skyline.

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