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Malay Heritage Centre

The Malay community is an influential group in Singapore. Learn more about their rich culture and lasting heritage by visiting Malay Heritage Centre.

The former Istana Kampong Glam — the former home of Malay royalties — was refurbished in 2004 into the Malay Heritage Centre. Beyond its well-kept grounds is a museum that has a vast display of historical artifacts and exhibits — both actual and in multimedia — which tells the colourful history of the Malay people and their contributions to Singapore. The two-story heritage centre — which still bears some details from its original facade — features six different galleries inside.



Malay Heritage Centre is located at 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily from 10:00 to 18:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance is SGD 6 (USD 4.5) for adults and SGD 4 (USD 3) for children, students, and persons with disabilities (present valid ID upon entrance).


How to Get There

  • From the city centre, board an MRT to Punggol Station.
  • From there take Bus 2 or Bus 12 to Beach Road.
  • From there, walk 6 minutes to Malay Heritage Centre.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families


Time to Spend

The average duration spent in this attraction is 1 to 2 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit is between 10:00 and 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00.



Restaurants near Malay Heritage Centre include Maison Ikkuko, Box and Sticks, Mamanda, Tepak Sireh, Witbier Cafe, and Rumah Makan Minang.


Nearby Attractions

  • 4D Adventureland
  • Imbiah Lookout
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Gardens by the Bay



Hotel 81 Heritage, Hotel Boss, Village Hotel Bugis, Santa Grand Hotel, The Sultan, V Hotel Lavender are some of the places you can stay in. Rates range from USD 60 to USD 250.

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