The answer is because Singapore is govern by Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
Singapore, Malacca and Penang are so called Straist States in the older day of British colonial time.
It was governed by the British at the start of 19 century and therefore, the 3 states have strong influence of British influence in term of its buildings.
And now, Malacca and Penang are official UN unesco world heritage sites due to extensive cultural heritages.
And have you wonder why Singapore is not in the list?
The Answer is simple, Because of PM Lee.
HE single hand bring Singapore to the one of riches country in Asia and world and well at the expensive of it’s culture and history.
Most of the old buildings in Singapore had been tored down to make way for developement.
I just wonder will Singapore be a diffirent country if PM Lee not the one that won the election?
Maybe we can see a lsland much like Penang island with lots of old building in the town area, with food cente every where except under the appartments like the Singapore hawker centre.
People is very much Hokkien speaking people like the Penang Lang and not all Bananas people walking around!!!!