Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore

3.7
#23 of 87 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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  • Situated in Singapore's heritage district of Kampong Glam and right next to the Sultan Mosque, the Malay Heritage Centre provides excellent cultural insights into the Malay community in Singapore...  more »
  • Kampung Glam (also spelt as Gelam) in Singapore is one such example. Already a thriving port town prior to the arrival of the British in 1819, this strategically located area near the mouth of the...  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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