Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore

3.7
#23 of 87 in Museums in Singapore
History Museum · Museum
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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  • Interesting and educational place to spend with family, understanding the historical facts and cultural background. Our family, 2A, 2C, age 13 & 7 thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We also learnt more...  more »
  • Well I haven’t seen the Centre yet and I hope it doesn’t disappoint but being refused a family ticket as there were 4 of us (2 adults and 2 children) and a family ticket (cheaper) is for 5 was a poor....  more »
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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.

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