1. Kampong Gelam Tales: A Dramatised Tour
Here’s a cool hop back in time. These interactive tours take you through the galleries of the Malay Heritage Centre, but what’s cool is that you’ll be guided by actors in costumes, portraying historical personalities.
Catch the tours at 11am and 3pm on the open house on public holidays. Upcoming sessions are scheduled for:
Saturday, 30th July, Hari Raya Open House
Tuesday, 9th August, National Day
Saturday, 29th October, Deepavali
Sunday, 25th December, Christmas
2. Galleries Alive!
Museums must be quiet? Not always. The Galleries Alive! sessions at the Malay Heritage Centre fills the permanent galleries with live performances of traditional Malay music and wayang kulit (shadow puppet) performances as our dalang (the puppeteer) tells the stories of Sang Kancil and his adventures.
The next Traditional Malay Music session will be held on on 16th March, and the next Wayang Kulit session is scheduled for 17th March. Both performances will be held at 10am in the MHC Muzik Gallery.
3. Neighbourhood Sketches
This cool programme showcases various aspects of Malay culture in the style of street performances. Set against the vibrant backdrop Bussorah Street, visitors will get a chance to sample the richness of Malay cultural expressions from ritualistic wayang and dances to contemporary music and spectacular martial arts displays. Join the fun every last Friday and Saturday of the month (Except November and December) from 8.30pm after the Isya’ prayers are completed. Visit www.facebook.com/malayheritage or the Visitor Services Centre for more information and updates.
4. Kampong Glam Heritage Trail
Take a self-guided trail through the area to learn more about the heritage from various storyboard along the trail. This one is good for families with kids as the trail can be done at our own pace – which means plently of opportunity to pop into shops or rest for a bite to eat.
Visit http://www.nhb.gov.sg/places/trails/kampong-glam/kampong-glam—overview for more information and to download the helpful app.