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Indian Heritage Centre, Singapore
(4.2/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
The Indian Heritage Centre (IHC), under the management of the National Heritage Board and with support from the Indian community, traces the history of the Indian and South Asian communities in the Southeast Asian region. The four-storey IHC building is an iconic, unique and sustainable building that blends both traditional Indian as well as modern architectural elements. The architectural design for the facade of IHC is inspired by the baoli (or Indian stepwell), and seeks to create an urban forum for the celebration and appreciation of Indian culture. It houses five permanent galleries, small scale museum facilities, a museum shop as well as programming and activity spaces.

Situated at 5 Campbell Lane, the Centre also serves as a springboard for visitors to explore Little India and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the historical precinct.

IHC’s permanent galleries (located at levels 4 and 3) feature five themes which are arranged chronologically to span 1st century CE to the 21st century. The galleries present, through artefact and interactive displays, the history of interactions between South and Southeast Asia, depict the experiences of the Indian community in both Singapore and Malaya in the colonial period, and highlight the contributions of the Indian and South Asian communities to Singapore’s nation-building efforts.

IHC was opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 7th May 2015 and will offer year-round exhibitions, programmes and activities to promote greater public awareness and appreciation of Indian heritage, arts and culture.
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  • 這是您在小印度應該參觀的一個地方。它告訴你印度社會在新加坡的開始和它們對國家的貢獻。這個地方設計精良,有展示品,舊照片和電影視頻。它們甚至有一些小活動,讓兒童更加了解印度社會。如果你在小印度步行,覺得天氣非常熱,你不妨進來這裡涼快一下。它只收費$4 (非當地人),免費 (本地人)。我看到的外國遊客,大部分是西方人和印度人,一個中國人都沒有。它們好像對文化的東西不感興趣。 
  • Was wandering down the spicy scented streets of little India with the intention of just sight seeing and getting some cheap food. Stumbled across this little museum, costing only $4 per adult you coul...  more »
  • It is a museum introduce immigration from India was built in little India, culture, history and life. New staff and building, was built. Exhibits as well as interesting.
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  • Great exhibition! Just the right size and appropriately prized. Well curated exhibits, informative but not overladen. Well worth checking out when in little India.
  • The building is nice and very colourful on the outside at night. The centre is well maintained and exhibits are good. They also have some activities for kids on level 3. The place is small and does not need a lot of time.
  • Nice Museum with extremely good and friendly staff and guides. Well worth. 👍
  • This newly built museum locates near little Indian MRT. From outside, it looks like a hotel. The inside is pretty small, however the presenting style is nice and pleasant. The history of India migrants are not long, roughly starting from late 19th centry. This museum may include everything you need to know the Indian migrants and their culture in Singapore.
  • A lovely little oasis in the midst of bustling, raucous Little India. Has an interesting museum which, though limited, does a superb job in bringing the Indian story in Singapore to life. The staff are enthusiastic, friendly, well informed and helpful-recommend you follow the guide through this incredible journey. Non Singaporeans and non-permanent residents will need to pay $4.