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Malay Heritage Centre

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Address: 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 63910450
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Melbourne
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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.

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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 

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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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.

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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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Gerringong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I found this interesting in that it explained some of the early history of Singapore when it was still part of Malaya.Tthere is heaps of information about different aspects of the Malay life in Singapore. Entrance fee was very reasonable

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is housed in the Istana, the old Sultan's Palace. You can do a free guided tour, which I highly recommend. Our guide, Tang Siew ? (sorry, I have forgotten her other name) was excellent. She is also a volunteer guide at the Peranakan Museum. The staff are really welcoming, the cost is very reasonable. $S4 for adults and they... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This museum is for those who want to get beyond ‘the founder of Singapore’, Sir Stamford Raffles and his landing in Singapore in 1819. The exhibits are beautifully and effectively presented. Underlying our enjoyment of the Malay Heritage Centre was the spacious nature of the rooms and the seats which were thoughtfully provided throughout the building. This is good as... More 

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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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Address: 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 63910450
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Kampong Glam

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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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