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Malay Heritage Centre

85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501, Singapore
+65 6391 0450
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Officially re-opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in September 2012, 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 collecting 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. MHC is under the management of theNational Heritage Board in partnership with The Malay Heritage Foundation.
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85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501, Singapore
Kampong Glam
+65 6391 0450
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tickets is cheap(6 SGD) So if have time can visit here. If you like culture and history you will like it

Thank L3174VGvickyh
Reviewed 9 May 2017

It was Istana Kampong Glam, now it opens as Malay Cultural Museum. We can learn about Malay culture here.

Thank L0k1m4n
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

It's a part of the Kampong glam heritage trail and it houses a museum giving an insight into the history of Malaya region. This building was used as one of the palaces of the Sultan. There are many exhibits and videos and is supported with...More

2  Thank murali8121
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This repurposed palace has excellent displays and presents a thorough history of not only Singapore but the entire region. Very affordable to visit and immaculately clean. A must stop while visiting Arab street or just by itself.

Thank Sajed C
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Situated on the SIA hop on bus route or MRT. Indulge in history of Malay tradition. Food and shopping to spoil oneself. Marvel at the Beautiful Sultan Masjid We enjoyed a delicious Lebanese meal at Mac Doner. Silks, jewellery, pashmina scarfs, ornaments, handbags, made to...More

Thank H0lidaytrip
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This place showcases the Malay heritage of the Straits settlements and Singapore. You have to dress appropriately and no footwear is allowed within. But if you are new to Asia or Singapore, this is a good place for a visit.

Thank Pak Soon L
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The buses are pulling in at this fascinating building and museum from early in the day. As their leaflet relates, the Centre was formerly the residence of the Sultan of Jahore, and it is a fine 1840s building. It has been open since 2012 as...More

Thank 556bharris
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I was lucky to be there when there was a live performance outside - Malays drumming, dancing and singing. It's a nice open space but the museum is small and not spectacular.

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I expected more from the old sultan's residence. This was the least interesting of the various cultural centres in Singapore and also the smallest. On the top floor there were brief displays about boats and household items and on the ground floor, lots of magazines,...More

Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We wandered into this museum on a visit to Kampong Glam, via the hop on, hop off bus tour. There was a special printing exhibition on display, featuring magazines and newspapers from the past. The main exhibit featured photographs and artefacts from the area's historical...More

Thank island_timers
Kampong Glam
This traditionally Malay enclave of Singapore offers
an alluring array of shops, cafes, and bars. A walk
down Haji Lane offers quirky shopping, while one block
over, Arab Street is a treasure trove of brightly
coloured fabrics, clothing, and Turkish rugs. Stop for
a leisurely coffee or cocktail and watch local kids
play traditional games along the lane. Also home to
the Malay Heritage Centre and one of Singapore’s most
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