Singapore, the urban city-state of Southeast Asia, is one of the most popular destinations in the region. With its high quality of life, thriving economy, and modern cityscape, Singapore is a hub of financial services and commerce in the global market. Apart from finance and commerce, Singapore also has a thriving tourism industry owing to its many tourist attractions, amazing landmarks, and cultural points of interest. A great hotel to accommodate yourself in while exploring the many recreational and cultural attractions in Singapore is The Westin Singapore.
The population of Singapore is made up of many diverse groups. One such group of peoples is the Malay Singaporeans. Malays have been in Singapore since the 17th Century, and have continued to people with their own cultural identity and heritage. And there is no better place to experience the culture and heritage of the Malay Singaporeans than at the Malay Heritage Centre.
Located in the heart of the Malay quarter of Singapore, in close proximity to other Malay cultural landmarks such as the Istana Kampong Glam and the Gedung Kuning, the Malay Heritage Centre houses some of the most unique and intriguing artifacts, documents and items which are significant to the Malay Singaporeans. Officially opened in June 2005, Malay Heritage Centre contains a host of permanent and temporary exhibitions of Malay culture, as well as an elaborate museum. The museum houses various artifacts acquired through the ages, a range of multimedia and interactive displays, and many unique exhibits. Lovers of culture and history are sure to enjoy these features of the museum. The Malay Heritage Centre is also the site of many programmes which promote aspects of Malay culture, such as Malay cuisine and Malay music and theatre.
All in all, the Malay Heritage Centre is one of the most recommendable cultural attractions for those who wish to get an insight into the culture and heritage of Malay Singaporeans.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.