Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore

3.7
#21 of 80 in Museums in Singapore
Learn about the rich heritage and culture of Singapore’s Malay community through artefacts and interactive displays. The centre occupies the grounds of the original Istana, which means palace in Malay. Visitors to the Malay Heritage Centre can find out what the Kampong Glam district was like before the British arrived in Singapore. Guests will learn about the rich heritage & culture of Singapore’s Malay community through artefacts and interactive displays. The centre occupies the grounds of the original Istana Kampong Glam which was built in 1819 by Sultan Hussein Mohamed Shah, and home to Malay royalty for more than 50 years. The centre organises a variety of programmes such as curators’ workshops for children and public lectures throughout the year.
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  • The Malay Heritage Centre is located right across the road from the Sultan Mosque and highlights the history of Singapore with emphasis on the Malayan race and culture. This museum is set in a wonderf...  more »
  • It is a museum near the Sultan Mosque. The garden is more clean and clean than the museum itself. I think you don't have to enter the museum.
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  • This is a museum that showcases the Malay community in Kampong Gram. Originally, it was repaired what was a palace 160 years ago.
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  • Interesting restored building housing a relatively small museum. very informative about Singapore and area. few artifacts on display. guided tours at certain times. nice stop outta the heat to catch up on local history. worth a visit if in the area.
  • Great staff. A bit drab. But lots of information and educational. Could be made more fun.
  • Informative center set in nice well kept grounds and nice herb garden. Chilled out place where you're able to escape the busy streets in the area. For those needing the toilet, there's a good public toilet with child changing area.
  • A very calm place, spent around half an hour attaining peace. Calmness is bliss.
  • Closed on Mondays. Confusing setup. There are three galleries. Two of them are free but the main gallery requires payment/tickets. Although I arrived before 5:30pm, the security guard refused to let me in because the ticket seller at the Visitors’ Centre was closed. The 5 stars is for the two galleries I viewed relating to the Hajj. (January 2019)
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