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Malay Heritage Centre

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Kampong Glam
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Address: 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 63910450
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Small, but Interesting

Located in Kampong Glam this small museum has exhibits about the culture, heritage and history of Malay Singaporeans. Housed in the former Sultan's Palace. Tickets can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Located in Kampong Glam this small museum has exhibits about the culture, heritage and history of Malay Singaporeans. Housed in the former Sultan's Palace. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum shop and a good place to pick up maps and information from the staff. You have to remove your footwear when you visit the museum, but socks are allowed..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I had an enjoyable wander around the Malay Heritage Centre. Staff are friendly and helpful. I learned a lot I didn't already know and after my visit I walked around the area taking photos. This is a small but worthwhile Heritage Centre to visit if you have the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Visited on a day when lots of school kids did too!!! Great to see them being right at home, it did make it difficult to view some of the exhibits. This was on a small scale, but very interesting. The helpers in the foyer were so fantastic and gave us so much information. The gardens are kept nicely and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

excellent museum in the old sultans palace. Good displays with a moderate amount of clear information

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a small museum inside what was once a royal palace. The house is quite pleasant, the grounds are nice and the exhibition is interesting. Everything's quite small scale and nothing's particularly spectacular, but it gives a nice insight into Singapore's history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A friend took me here the week I arrived in Singapore and I didn't know what to expect. The location is great, the building is very beautiful. Get the audio tour guide, it helped me learn a lot about Singapore and their heritage. Would recommend to anyone that is interested in history. The timeline is displayed in a great way.

Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Malay Heritage Center looks interesting from the outside, and is quite modest on the inside. The various displays show the background of the Malay society in Singapore, and their contributions to its evolution. This is an excellent source of information on this subject, and an important place to visit to learn about one of the main ethnic groups in... More 

Semarang, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Very nice trip in here,nice view. A lot of place for study especially for student. But to much renovation make it noisy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The grounds are immaculately kept and nice just to stroll around. There are some interesting artworks to see and some history nad heritage to see of the Malay. It is alongside the Sultan Mosque and not far from Arab Street and there is a City Sightseeing HOHO stop nearby.

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It's just a cultural museum on the native Malays of Singapore. If you are not interested in them, then don't go. There's nothing else here other than Malay background

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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 colored 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 Center and one of Singapore’s most prominent mosques (Sultan Mosque), Kampong Glam is a must-visit for a tantalizing taste of Malay life in this city.
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