The Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) showcases the history, culture and contributions of the Malay community within the context of Singapore's history and multi-cultural society. The MHC was re-opened to the public on 1 September 2012. MHC's refurbished permanent galleries are now home to a collection of interesting artefacts that support its new focus on Kampong Gelam's history as a bustling port town integral to the development of the Malay community as well as Singapore's connections to the region.
Officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in June 2005, the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) provides wonderful cultural exposure and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests. Situated amidst the Istana Kampong Gelam, Gedung Kuning and the surrounding Kampong Gelam precinct, the Centre acts as a vital heritage institution for the Malay community in Singapore. Through its exhibits, programmes and activities, the Centre hopes to honour the past while providing a means for present-day expression. The Malay Heritage Centre is presently under the management of the National Heritage Board in partnership with the Malay Heritage Foundation.
Malay Heritage Centre Museum
Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm - (Last admission 5.30 pm)
Monday - Closed
Malay Heritage Centre Compound
Tuesday to Sunday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday to Saturday - 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Monday - Closed
Citizens & Permanent Residents - FREE
Tourists & Foreign Citizens
Adults - $4.00
Adults (for group of 20 and above) - 20% discount
Family (for maximum of 5 members) - $12
Seniors* (60 years old and above) - $2.00
Students* - $2.00
(Free for children under 6 years old)
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How to get there:
Alight at Bugis (EW12) station. MHC is about 10 minutes walk from the train station.
From North Bridge Road: Bus service no. 7, 32, 51, 63, 80, 145 & 197.
From Victoria Street: Bus service no. 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 63, 80, 130, 133, 145, & 197.
From Beach Road: Bus service no. 10, 14, 16, 70, 100, 107, 196 & 401.