Kampong Glam – Malay Heritage Centre

This is part of my visit to Kampong Glam two Saturdays ago.  Here are some pictures of the Malay Heritage Centre, a cultural centre in Singapore to showcase the heritage, culture and history of Malay Singaporeans.

The building was once the Istana Kampong Glam (or the Sultan’s Palace) and Gedung Kuning (or Yellow Mansion).  The centre houses the Malay Heritage Museum, which preserves and showcase the Malay culture and heritage in Singapore, through historic artefacts, multimedia and diorama displays, and exhibits.’ (source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malay_Heritage_Centre)

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Nature and Healing in the Malay World

Nature and Healing in the Malay World


Apparatus used by midwives


Turning Boys to Men:

Turning Boys to Men
Circumcision tools:


Circumcision chair:


The Spice of Life:



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Music to soothe the troubled soul:


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The spice garden:

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Random pictures taken at the centre:

Yellow Phoenix Flower:


One of the cards at the Visitor’s Centre:


Antique TV:


3 thoughts on “Kampong Glam – Malay Heritage Centre”

  1. Judy,
    Totally enjoying this series…I especially loved the perfume bottles…so beautiful..I brought so many of them home from Egypt with me…Just loved them..
    I also noticed Americam Indian Dream Catchers in one ofthe shops…Loved the pics..and the history…


    • I’m so glad you’re enjoying this, Joan. I had so much fun playing tourist in my own country it’s nice to be able to share that joy with people like you 🙂


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