The paragraph below from this article made me ponder for a while. I think there is some truth in it. I find this 'cleaning up' phenomenon happening in Singapore. The building of the secondary school that I had studied in has been demolished. The same goes for the building where I had attended primary school. Would the places in my memories continue to exist two years later? I don't know.
I agree with (Dutch architect) Rem Koolhaas, who said once you have that habit of cleaning up, you will do so again and again, and the country will have no memories, no sense of your heritage, of your culture.
- William Lim