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Malay Heritage Centre

Address: 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501, Singapore (Rochor)
Phone Number: 65 63910450
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Ranked #89 of 323 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums

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Singapore, Singapore
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1,342 reviews 1,342 reviews
839 attraction reviews
678 helpful votes 678 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is definitely one of the more attractive buildings in this area and is well worth a stop to take a photo or 2. If you're a PR or citizen then entrance into the museum is free, and it's certainly time well spent to have a look inside (and the air-conditioning works very well!) Foreigners pay $4 to go inside.... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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256 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The building and park-like grounds are exceptionally well restored. (A massive undertaking once you consider the condition this place was in until its recent restoration). The museum, located on two floors of what was once the residence of the Sultan, is well laid out with easy to follow exhibits, following a concise timeline. Several of the exhibits are interactive (virtual... More 

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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
36 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This beautifully renovated building is a good place to find out about the history of Singapore and its roots in what used to be Malaya. The grounds are also beautifully kept and nice to walk round on a hot day. As with many places it is such fun to see the 'No Durian' sign outside.

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Amarillo, Texas
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154 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I think you'll like this because it is a well-kept, simply-designed facility that highlights the historical contributions of Singapore's Malay community. It's family friendly, and the surrounding grounds are beautiful. It even has some interactive exhibits. If you're exploring the Kampong Glam district, take a break from the heat and humidity while learning something about Malay culture.

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13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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11 attraction reviews
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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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47 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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