Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore

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#21 of 71 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 location is very strategic, close to death with the Sultan. The Museum obliged us to visit to get to know and to know the history of Malay Singaporeans. The Museum was very well maintained. Around museum there are grounds for our photos or relaxed for a moment
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  • It is always fascinating to learn of our Singapore history and the Malay heritage. Well worth the walk around the historical Istana Kampong Glam and the beautiful garden. The current exhibition on the...  more »
  • Our guide on the tour was absolutely brilliant was well versed on Singapore and the many cultures, she could answer any question and then take you to where the information was supported with an item f...  more »
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  • Tranquility place in centre of Little India. Nice park with relaxing pagoda, small botanical garden with herbs, fontain in the centre, cozy souvenir shop, visitor's centre. If you want to know more about history, you should visit.
  • A museum of Malay History, situated in the one of the vibrant area in Singapore, nearby Arab street where there are a lot of cafes, restos and bars. This place is a beautiful complex with a museum and a theater space. Often holds some programs of Malay Arts and performances.
  • Many information about the history of Malay culture in Singapore. I can relate that Malay is not only in my country but also spread widely to other countries. The place is really good and near the best halal restaurants in Singapore. And also, just a few steps from Masjid Sultan.
  • Love the ongoing special exhibition on Bugisnese community - learnt so much! The permanent exhibition is well worth a look too. They hold interesting talks and films sometimes, follow them on Facebook to be updated
  • Really cool atmosphere and a historically rich location. Great for tourists and a lot of food options available.
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