Programmes & Resources

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

To plan for self-guided visits to the museum, click here for more information.

School Programmes

Cultural Appreciation Programmes

Explore the vibrant and diverse Malay culture and heritage through one of the following programmes!

Little Dalang (Puppeteer) - Behind the Scenes in a Javanese Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet)

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

 Age:  Suitable for Pre-schools & above
 Duration:   60 minutes 
 Group Sizes: 
  • Pre-school: Up to 20 participants per session
  • Primary school & above: Up to 40 participants per session
  • Group sizes are inclusive of accompanying adults
 Fees:  $600.00 per group

 

Tote Board Arts Grand Subsidy

This programme is available for the National Arts Council's Tote board Arts Grant. Up to 50& of the programme fees may be subsidised. Upon making full payment, schools will be issued with the Letter of Eligibility (LOE) when their visit to the museum has been completed.

Available in English or Malay. Please book at least 4 weeks in advance.

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


Little Musician - Traditional Malay Music

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 for your performance, our band leader will give you a crash course on some the musical instruments used by the band. He will also share with you more about the main 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!

 Age:  Suitable for Pre-schools & above (4 - 16 years old)
 Duration:  60 minutes
 Group Sizes:
  • Up to 40 participants per session
  • Group sizes are inclusive of accompanying adults
 Fees:  $600.00 per group

 

Tote Board Arts Grand Subsidy

This programme is available for the National Arts Council's Tote board Arts Grant. Up to 50& of the programme fees may be subsidised. Upon making full payment, schools will be issued with the Letter of Eligibility (LOE) when their visit to the museum has been completed.

Available in English or Malay. Please book at least 4 weeks in advance.

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


Let's Play Traditional Malay Games!

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!

 Age:  Suitable for Primary schools & above (7 - 16 years old)
 Duration:  60 minutes
 Group Sizes:
  • Pre-school: Up to 20 participants per session
  • Primary school & above: Up to 40 participants per session
  • Group sizes are inclusive of accompanying adults
 Fees:  $600.00 per group

 

Please book at least 4 weeks in advance.

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


Student Guide Training Programme (Suitable for Secondary & Tertiary Students)

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.

Please book at least 3 months in advance.

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


Singapore's Little Treasures

Singapore's Little Treasures (SLT) is a collaborative project with Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) 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 museum 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.


Information Banners

"Did You Know?" - Introduction to Malay Culture and Heritage

This set of information banners introduces students to Malay culture and heritage with reference to the artefacts that are featured in the Malay Heritage Centre's permanent galleries.

Available in English and Malay.

For more information, please click here. To reserve, please email Shereen_Tan@nhb.gov.sg.


"Celebrating Hari Raya Puasa: Stories from the Community"

This set of information banners highlight the key features of Hari Raya Aidilfitri and the Ramadan fasting month leading up to it.

For more information, please click here. To reserve, please email  Shereen_Tan@nhb.gov.sg.


Learning Journeys

Craft-efact! - Create your own Haj Belt

Create your own tali pinggang haji (haj belt) at the Malay Heritage Centre and see the actual artefact for yourself in the Air (Over Water) Gallery! 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.

Age: Suitable for Pre-school or lower primary school students (4 - 9 years old)

Duration: 30 - 60 minutes

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 [*New*] booking form and email to NHB_MHC@nhb.gov.sg.


Passport Singapura

Travel to the bustling town and trading port of Kampong Gelam and learn more about its stories through the "Passport Singapura" activity booklet.

The accompanying Parent/Teacher's kit serves as a guide for educators who are bringing students on a self-guided visit to the permanent galleries of the Malay Heritage Centre.

Available in English or Malay.

To reserve the activity booklet, please fill in the [*New*] booking form and email to NHB_MHC@nhb.gov.sg.


Kampong Gelam Heritage Trail 

Learn more about the rich cultural heritage and history of Kampong Gelam and Malay Heritage Centre through our fun and interactive trail activity booklet.

Available in English.

Download the activity booklet.

 

Last Modified: 22 July 2019