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Malay Heritage Centre

85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501, Singapore (Rochor)
65 63910450
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Ranked #108 of 340 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Museums, Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites
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Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a long overdue. I promised myself to give this review because of the excellent guide that gave us impromptu tour during our visit last month. His name is Hafiz (pardon me if the spelling is wrong). So before my review on the museum, I want to say a big thank you to him. The museum, it explained the... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was a great little museum. I managed to score a guided tour with about 5 other people and I highly recommend it. Our tour guide was Mae who was friendly, funny and very informative. A great way to spend an hour!

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Brisbane
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Interesting structures and streets to stroll around and absorb the exotic atmosphere. Don't forget to sitdown to get your fresh coconut, refresh and relax

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sydney australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Compared to some of the other museums in Singapore this is small. It's a lovely heritage house and it's nice to take your shoes off at the door to see the museum (the cool tile after the hot outside!). This was the first museum I saw, and it gave an interesting perspective on the history of Singapore. Cool collection of... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This centre is quite interesting because it charts the Malay history of the region including medicine, travelling for the pilgrimage, Malay music and media and other daily rituals. The medicinal plants outside the Centre are a nice touch and the grounds are well maintained with clean bathroom facilities. The small entrance fee is value for money.

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singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Loved the building and its well maintained grounds as well as the gorgeous wooden staircase inside. The exhibits fail to give you a full sense of the Malay heritage and the entire area on the ground floor with the movie exhibits, seem to occupy space for lack of anything better. The neighborhood around the museum makes for an interesting ramble... More

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Vienna, Austria
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I have seen only the Outside because it was closed (Sunday 11:00 AM) at my arrival so please check the opening hours before you go there if you want to see it inside

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Drop by here to learn a bit about the Malay part of Singapore. The centre is the former Sultan's Palace at the heart of the Muslim quarter. There are lovely grounds which are free and stay open until 8pm. The museum costs $4 to visit and is open Tue-Sun until 6pm. The rooms are a bit bare, video screens are... More

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Naantali, Finland
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464 reviews 464 reviews
257 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Located right next to huge mosque, so lot to see nearby. Nice garden outside where you can take a little walk and some pictures

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

If you want to know more about Malay culture and history in this region, please don't forget visiting this place. I learned a lot from the guide in the center.

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