National Archives of Singapore



About The National Archives of Singapore

The National Archives of Singapore (NAS) was established in 1968 with the passing of the National Archives and Records Act the year before. It was housed in several different locations in the first 29 years of its existence before moving to its current location at 1 Canning Rise in 1997.

NAS is the keeper of records of national or historical significance. The records acquired by NAS come from both public agencies and private sources. Records in various mediums and formats are safeguarded and preserved to serve as the corporate memory of the Government and the social memory of our people. This allows current and future generations of Singaporeans to understand our different cultures, explore our common heritage and appreciate who we are and how we became a nation. 

NAS is an institution under the National Library Board (NLB).