Programmes and Resources

Self-guided Activities

Explore the Malay Heritage Centre with your school or bring learning opportunities into your classroom. Find out more about or school programmes and resources below.

School Programmes
Cultural Appreciation Programmes (Available in  English or Malay)
Explore the vibrant and diverse Malay culture and heritage through one of the following programmes!
Little Dalang - Behind the Scenes in a Javanese Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet)

Suitable for pre-school or primary school students

Ages: 4 - 12 years old

Duration: 60 minutes

Group Sizes: Up to 40 participants per session (inclusive of accompanying adults)

How is wayang kulit related to Kampong Gelam and what are some of the instruments used during the performance? Watch a wayang kulit performance, create your own puppet, and try out the instruments as a Little Dalang!

To book your visit, please fill in the booking form and email to NHB_MHC@nhb.gov.sg.

*Programme is subject to availability. Please book at least 4 weeks in advance.

 

Little Musician - Traditional Malay Music

Suitable for primary and secondary school students

Ages: 7 - 16 years old

Duration: 1 hour

Group Sizes: Up to 40 participants per session (inclusive of accompanying adults)

One of our Musician is late for his performance in Istana Kampong Gelam and we need your help to stand in for him! To prepare you for the performance, our band leader will give you a crash course on some of the musical instruments used by the band. He will also share with you more about the main musical genres in syncretic Malay music and its influences. Let’s go and prepare for the show! 

To book your visit, please fill in the booking form and email to NHB_MHC@nhb.gov.sg.

*Programmes is subject to availability. Please book at least 4 weeks in advance.

 

Let's Play Traditional Games!

Suitable for primary and secondary school students

Ages: 7 - 16 years old

Duration: 1 hour

Group Sizes: Up to 40 participants per session (inclusive of accompanying adults)

What were some of the traditional games that children used to play in the past? Find out more about them and compete with your friends in a traditional games relay!    

To book your visit, please fill in the booking form and email to NHB_MHC@nhb.gov.sg.

*Programmes is subject to availability. Please book at least 4 weeks in advance.

 

Singapore's Little Treasures

Singapore’s Little Treasures (SLT) is a collaborative project with Early Childhood Development Agency which provides pre-schoolers the opportunity to discover our multicultural heritage through creative, engaging and purposeful classroom activities and museum visits.

 

Educators will be equipped with the knowledge of Singapore’s shared history as well as strategies to promote heritage learning using specially curated resources from the Malay Heritage Centre, as well as other museums and heritage institutions such as the Indian Heritage Centre, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, National Museum of Singapore and the Peranakan Museum.

For more information, please email nhb_educationprogrammes@nhb.gov.sg.

Student Guide Training Programme (Available in English and Malay)

Learn how to be a museum guide in the Malay Heritage Centre from our experienced and passionate docents. Students will gain useful life skills and confidence to lead guided tours after the training.

*Programmes is subject to availability. Please book at least 4 weeks in advance.

For more information, contact Shereen at Shereen_Tan@nhb.gov.sg.

 

Resources
Learning Journeys

Craft-efact: Create your own hajj belt!

Suitable for pre-school or lower primary school students

Ages: 4 - 9 years old

Duration: 30 - 60 minutes

Create your own tali pinggang haji (hajj belt) at the Malay Heritage Centre and see the actual artefact for yourself in Air (Over water) Gallery and special exhibition ‘Undangan ke Baitullah: Pilgrims’ Stories from the Malay World to Mākkah’ from 13 October 2018 to 23 June 2019! Besides learning about the accessory, students can also find out more about other artefacts such as the ihram (a white robe) worn by male pilgrims and how Kampong Gelam played a significant role for pilgrimages back in the day.

Teachers may reserve the self-guided craft activity when they book a visit to the museum. 

To reserve the craft activity sheets, please fill in the booking form and email to NHB_MHC@nhb.gov.sg.

Craft-efact: Create your own kerongsang (brooch)!

Suitable for pre-school or lower primary school students

Ages: 4 - 9 years old

Duration: 30 - 60 minutes

Create your own kerongsang  (brooch) at the Malay Heritage Centre and see the actual artefact for yourself! Besides learning about the accessory, students will also find out more about the goods traded by the Banjarese merchants.

Teachers may reserve the self-guided craft activity when they book a visit to the museum.

To reserve the craft activity sheets, please fill in the booking form and email to NHB_MHC@nhb.gov.sg.


Last Modified: 9 December 2018