An exploration of the unique wooden architectural tradition of the Dong minority peoples of the rugged mountainous regions of south-western China, a tradition most likely to disappear in decades to come as it is overwhelmed by China's current rampant modernization. The author discusse s the historic development of Dong architectural
"The Singapore House is not just a building; it is a cultural phenomenon. Culture means ordinary everyday values-attitudes, beliefs, ideas and heritage. These apply to the cultural landscape of which the house forms a part and is particularly applicable to a fast growing metropolis like Singapore that has changed immeasurably in recent years."