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Malay Heritage Centre

85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501, Singapore (Rochor)
65 63910450
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Ranked #101 of 314 attractions in Singapore
Type: Museums, Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites
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Naantali, Finland
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311 reviews 311 reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 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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Singapore
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57 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The place is built in 1840 and houses the Rama of Singapore, before it becomes a British Crown Colony. Today the place is converted into a Malay museum, all about Malays and heritage is shown here, inscriptions are in English and Malay only. I am not into Malay history and culture, so visiting the gardens and the building is good... More

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Stratford, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

In the middle of Kampong Gelam in the Arab district stands the former Sultan's palace. Now converted into the Malay Heritage Centre, it is open to the public to explore the grounds and the buildings house exhibitions exploring different aspects of the region's past. Traditional medicine was the theme when I was there, and in addition to the video and... More

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Perth Australia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

In the Kampong Glam precinct is the Malay Heritage Centre. This is housed in what used to be a royal palace. The entrance fee was really reasonable (from memory S$4-6.00). It is necessary to remove your shoes before entering the museum, the bonus is walking on lovely cool floors on hot day. I found this museum really interesting as it... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Had the chance to visit this place. I took the MRT from Orchard, interchanged in City Hall on the green lane and stopped at Bugis station. I walked up and had to pass by Raffles Hospital right up to Arab Street. From Araba Street had to walk to Bussorah Street. At the end of Bussorah St is where this centre... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful place, if have plenty of time you can visit. But if you have no time, National Museum is enough.

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singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a beautiful building that tells some important stories about the vital Malay communities that have helped to build Singapore. Entry is free and it is worth a visit. My favourite gallery is the one showing scenes from Malay films. BUT I think the museum is in need of more artefacts and interactive activities for visitors. I would also... More

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USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

You have to take your shoes off at this museum. It was beautiful and new, but not engaging enough for little kids. We stayed for a "galleries alive" music demonstration which was fun (a bit repetitive, but the kids wanted to stay till the end to try the instruments). The Kampung Glam area around the museum is worth a visit.... More

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Seremban, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Amidst the Malay area of Singapore, where you'll find all the good Malay food lies that Malay Heritage Centre. I would call it a museum with a character. Visitors can find the traces of the early Malays of Singapore or Temasik, as it was called before. I personally love the bench because it was carved with Malay proverbs on it.... More

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