Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore

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The Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) showcases the history, culture and contributions of the Malay community within the context of Singapore's history and multi-cultural society.

MHC's permanent galleries focus on the history of Kampong Gelam and showcase an interesting collection of artefacts from the National Collection and the Malay community.

Through its exhibitions and programmes, the centre aspires to be a vibrant destination of historical and cultural significance for both Singaporeans and international visitors.

The Malay Heritage Centre is under the management of the National Heritage Board in partnership with the Malay Heritage Foundation.

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Opening Hours:

Permanent Galleries

Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am to 6.00pm

Admission Fee (Permanent Galleries only)

Free admissions to Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) all year round

Tourists & Foreign Citizens

Adults $6.00

Students* $4.00

Seniors*+ $4.00

*A valid pass must be produced upon request

+ 60 years old and above

Guided Tour

Tuesday - Friday: 11.00am

Saturday: 2.00pm
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  • Contrary to what other reviewers mentioned, I find the Malay Heritage Centre is very well worth a visit. I went with a friend and we participated in the guided tour (which started late, reason for 4 i...  more »
  • If you are unfamiliar with the short history of Singapore, this centre is worth a visit ... with a lot of other nearby things to see or experience (like Masjid Sultan, Arab Street, and many eateries)....  more »
  • Compared to the Indian Heritage Centre in Campbell Lane Singapore, this is rather a poor show. It is quite nicely laid out, with lots of text info, and the building is beautiful in that British style ...  more »
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  • Enjoyed myself thoroughly here. The royal exhibits are especially beautiful, located on the upper level. It also tells of the olden days ethnic Malays who were here first way before Raffles came. But when going to the first level you feel that too much was focused on the entertainment industry. Lacking in contribution to successful Malays especially on academics, science and such.
  • Great place to relax and learn about Malay culture in Singapore. Information centre, gift shop and guides available. Lots of space to stroll and relax. Clean public facilities available. Just steps away from the main Mosque.
  • Nice old building, this building is former palace of Singapore kingdom. The building well maintained and preserved. This is nice spot for taking picture, you can find some nice cafe around here
  • Historical Malay Heritage If you're looking for some traditional malay musical instruments and other historical items, this place is a one destination not to be missed.. I'm amazed by the traditional dances that they showcase during my last visit there...
  • Loved it. Great service. Nice exhibits. I was wondering though about so much focus on entertainment contributions. What about in other fields? Academia, science, tech, medicine. I might be wrong but I thought this was a bit better covered in the other heritage centres.

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