Malay Heritage Centre
Children Little Museum
This delightful personal collection of retro toys showcases how kids in Singapore once lived without games consoles. Can you imagine?...
Seemingly pulled from the pages of the Arabian Nights, Singapore's largest mosque is nothing short of enchanting, designed in the...
This is the traditional textile district, where you’ll find several caneware shops near the junction with Baghdad St.
Pimped with Chesterfield banquettes and suspended dressers, Maison Ikkoku flies the flag for Third Wave Coffee, its brewing techniques...
Considering the surroundings – located next to the former Sultan's palace (now the Malay Heritage Centre) and inside the beautiful house...
85 Sultan Gate · interesting places nearby
Malay Heritage Centre information
The Kampong Glam area is the historic seat of Malay royalty, resident here before the arrival of Raffles, and the istana (palace) on this site was built for the last sultan of Singapore, Ali Iskander Shah, between 1836 and 1843. It's now a museum, its recently revamped galleries exploring Malay-Singaporean culture and history, from the early migration of traders to Kampong Gelam, to the development of Malay-Singaporean film, theatre, music and publishing.
Free guided tours run at 11am Tuesday to Friday, while special events include free Malay film nights under the stars – check the museum website for upcoming events.