Malay Heritage CenterCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +65-63910450
- Ticket Price: 4 SGD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Heritage Building
This was a royal residence but, but was revamped into the Malay Heritage center later on. The Mid-19th century as well as the history of the family of Sultan Hussein is covered extensively by the museum. However, the main focus is on the Malay culture. This unique blend of two different backgrounds in Singapore is the perfect attraction for those who love to explore the culture of countries.There are some exhibitions comprising of traditional dresses, fabric art, crafts and arts. Occasionally, there are some Malay-inspired performance art events. However, the schedule should be checked in advance.
- Try visiting at 3.30 pm on Wednesdays for viewing some performances.
- Adult : $4, Adults(for group of 20 and above): 20% discount
- Family(for maximum of 5 members): $12, Seniors (60 years old and above): $2
- Students (Free for children under 6 years old): $2
Malay Heritage Centre Compound:
- Tuesdays to Sundays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Fridays to Saturdays 8:00 am - 10:00 pm.
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6.72% of people who visit Singapore include Malay Heritage Center in their plan
44.74% of people start their Malay Heritage Center visit around 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Malay Heritage Center
84% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Malay Heritage Center
Informative center set in nice well kept grounds and nice herb garden. Chilled out place where you're able to escape the busy streets in the area. For those needing the toilet, there's a good public toilet with child changing area.
Closed on Mondays. Confusing setup. There are three galleries. Two of them are free but the main gallery requires payment/tickets. Although I arrived before 5:30pm, the security guard refused to let me in because the ticket seller at the Visitors’ Centre was closed. The 5 stars is for the two galleries I viewed relating to the Hajj. (January 2019)
If you're strolling around Kampong Glam area then this site is one of my recommendation. It is located near from the Masjid Sultan and easy to spot by the yellow colours of the walls. There is a bungalow inside this museum, so you can take cover when it rains. Near from the bungalow there are boxes of herbs. You can smell it by flip the boxes. If you're lucky, you can watch several art show/talk show in this museum. Have fun...
As part of the Architectural Heritage Season 2018 organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore, I attended a talk that discussed the stories and challenges of the preservation and restoration of the Istana ("palace" in Malay) and took a stroll around the entire building (and surrounding area). Do wear cool clothes and comfortable walking shoes as you would most probably be walking the area around the building too - and THAT for me is the highlight of the visit. I liked how the Malay culture and way of living sprang out organically surrounding the Malay Heritage Centre. You can see how the residents (both Malay and non-Malays) co-existing in a sort of complementary ways. This is a quintessential Singaporean experience that must not be missed. You would be hard pressed to find this experience anywhere else !
Neat and clean place. I loved the open area in front of the centre. It was closed when I visited the centre. I did not know earlier about this centre. I was going to Sultan Masjid, on the way, I had to stop for a while, and I discovered this place.