Malay Heritage Centre

Discover the role of Kampong Gelam as the centre of Islamic learning and literacy in the late 19th century, where Muslim immigrants form the Malay Archipelago stopped to buy supplies before embarking on their journey to Mecca. Walk through a kampong setting to relive the old living conditions of the Malay community and its transformation to modern Singapore today. Take a glimpse at the Malay film-making industry and view the unique 3-D model of an early Malay settlement in 1819. Guided tours of the museum are available through prior booking.

Another anchor point at the two-acre Istana grounds is the Gedung Kuning (meaning yellow mansion), built around 1860 and believed to have been commissioned for Tengku Mahmoud, one of Sultan Hussein’s grandsons. The yellow color seems to support the claim of a connection between the building and the royal family. In 1907, Gedung Kuning was sold to a wealthy Malay merchant, Haji Yusuf Haji Mohd Noor, and was transformed into a beautiful home for his family. Today, the Gedung Kuning operates as a fine-dining restaurant known as Restoran Tepak Sireh which serves traditional Malay fare, such as nasi padang (rice served with a choice of dishes such as fish, chicken, eggs and vegetables).

Experience the grace and artistry of Malay customs, festivals and performing arts at the Centres daily cultural programme. Be enchanted by traditional dance, martial arts (silat) and even participate in the music-making by playing Malay instruments such as the angklung.

Art is also an integral part of Malay culture. Pottery programmes are conducted at the Centre led by Singapores most renowned potter, Iskandar Jalil. Or try your hand at batik (a form of fabric art) youll go home with a beautiful reminder of your trip in Singapore!

Discover the role of Kampong Gelam as the centre of Islamic learning and literacy in the late 19th century, where Muslim immigrants form the Malay Archipelago stopped to buy supplies before embarking on their journey to Mecca. Walk through a kampong setting to relive the old living conditions of the Malay community and its transformation to modern Singapore today. Take a glimpse at the Malay film-making industry and view the unique 3-D model of an early Malay settlement in 1819. Guided tours of the museum are available through prior booking.

Another anchor point at the two-acre Istana grounds is the Gedung Kuning (meaning yellow mansion), built around 1860 and believed to have been commissioned for Tengku Mahmoud, one of Sultan Hussein’s grandsons. The yellow color seems to support the claim of a connection between the building and the royal family. In 1907, Gedung Kuning was sold to a wealthy Malay merchant, Haji Yusuf Haji Mohd Noor, and was transformed into a beautiful home for his family. Today, the Gedung Kuning operates as a fine-dining restaurant known as Restoran Tepak Sireh which serves traditional Malay fare, such as nasi padang (rice served with a choice of dishes such as fish, chicken, eggs and vegetables).

Experience the grace and artistry of Malay customs, festivals and performing arts at the Centres daily cultural programme. Be enchanted by traditional dance, martial arts (silat) and even participate in the music-making by playing Malay instruments such as the angklung.

Art is also an integral part of Malay culture. Pottery programmes are conducted at the Centre led by Singapores most renowned potter, Iskandar Jalil. Or try your hand at batik (a form of fabric art) youll go home with a beautiful reminder of your trip in Singapore!

Open
Museum: Mondays: 1.00 pm 6.00 pm, Tuesdays to Sundays: 10.00 am 6.00 pm (Last entrance at 5.30 pm)
Istana Compound: 8.00 am 9.00 pm (Daily)
Cultural Show: 3.30pm (Wednesdays)

Admission
Istana Compound: Free
Museum Entrance: SGD 3 adults, SGD 2 children (7 12 years old) and senior citizens, free for children below 7 years old
Cultural Show: SGD 10 adults, SGD 5 children and senior citizens. Please enquire by phone 6391 0466/ 6391 0453
Programmes for Schools: Please enquire by phone 6391 0466/ 6391 0453

Ethnic Evening Event
From SGD60 per pax
Group, corporate and special discounts are available, please call 6391 0467 for details.

Location
85 Sultan Gate Singapore 198501

Tel
(65) 6391 0450

Fax
(65) 6299 4316

Getting There
First take the MRT to Bugis Station (EW12) or take bus service no. 7, 32, 51, 63, 80, 145 197 from North Bridge Road, bus service no. 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 63, 80, 130, 133, 145, 197 from Victoria Street or bus service no. 10, 14, 16, 70, 100, 107, 196, 401 from Beach Road. Click here to view MRT route map.

Source:http://www.visitsingapore.com/

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