The Malay Heritage Centre is temporarily closed to do our part to fight the pandemic situation. But even though we are closed, we would like to continue staying in touch with you and offer different learning experiences and resources based on our collection and content.

We hope these resources will enrich your classroom sessions and inject greater creativity as well as allow you and your students/child to explore different methods of teaching and learning.

Do check back our website for more resources in the coming weeks.

Digital Resources
Arts & Crafts craft-efact

Craft-efact! Create your own Keris

Suitable for pre-school and primary school students

Craft-efact is a play on the word ‘craft’ and ‘artefact’ where children can observe an artefact and learn more about them through a simple colouring and craft activity. Learn more about the keris, a type of dagger unique to the Malay World, and create your very own.

Craft template

Resource Guide

Activity Booklets

Stories about Singapore through Little Heroes of their Time

Adapted from the activity booklets for Malay Heritage Centre’s special exhibition, ‘Seekor Singa, Seorang Putera, dan Sebingkai Cermin: Reflecting and Refracting Singapura’, these printable activity booklets provide opportunities to explore and discuss various aspects of Singapore’s story through the eyes of these young characters:

  Activity Booklet Resource Guide

I am Hang Nadim

Suitable for pre-school students

I am Hang Nadim (Booklet)

I am Hang Nadim (Guide)

I am Ali Wallace

Suitable for primary school students

I am Ali Wallace (Booklet)

I am Ali Wallace (Guide)

Kampong Gelam Heritage Trail

kampong gelam

Discover 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 a copy of the activity booklet here.

Videos learn-about-hari-raya-puasa

Let’s Learn about Ramadan and Hari Raya Puasa

Suitable for pre-school and primary school students

What is Ramadan and Hari Raya Puasa? Featuring our local Malay dance group ATTRIANS Singapore, these artists will share more about the festival, traditional Malay clothing, common festival dishes and songs. You will also get to learn some dance moves to join in the festivity in this interactive video.

Accompanying this video are resource guides conceptualised by students from River Valley High School as part of MHCs Youth Invasions initiative.

  Templates Resource Guide

Let’s Learn about Malay Traditional Outfits

Male Clothing Template

Female Clothing Template

Outfit Infographic

Malay Traditional Outfit (Guide)

Festive Foods

Festive Foods Ingredients Quiz

Festive Foods Puzzles

Festive Foods (Guide)

Let’s Learn about Hari Raya Puasa Songs!

Lyrics Sheet

Hari Raya Puasa Songs (Guide)

tales-from-the nusantara

Tales from the Nusantara

Suitable for pre-school and primary school students

We will be moving our monthly storytelling sessions online! Stay tuned as we bring various stories from the Malay world to your home. Subscribe to our social media for the upcoming videos.

Public Lecture Series

Suitable for tertiary students and teachers

We will be sharing our past public lectures on our YouTube channel over the next few months. For a start, you can learn more about the Bugis community from Dr Farish Noor’s lecture on “The Colonial Invention of Bugis Identity: How a Community was Mapped & Defined”. Subscribe to our YouTube for more videos to come.

Online/Downloadable Games

Singapore Little Treasures (SLT)’s Home Based Learning Activity

Suitable for pre-school students


Learn more about the coconut grater and Malay dishes made from coconut in this PowerPoint presentation with interactive games.

Please play on full screen for the accompanying voice over to guide pre-schoolers through the activities to allow for self-directed learning. Best viewed on a laptop or through PowerPoint on phone.


Suitable for primary school students & above


Complete these online crosswords to find out how well you know our Malay Heritage and culture

  1. Hari Raya Puasa & Ramadan
  2. Malay Culture and Heritage

Jigsaw Puzzles

Suitable for primary school students & above


Looking for something different to engage your students? How about some jigsaw puzzles featuring our artefacts and past commissioned artworks?

  1. Movie poster of Pendekar Bujang Lapok, 1959, displayed in MHC's Bangsawan & Filem Gallery.Featuring P.Ramlee, Aziz Sattar, S.Shamsuddin.
    Difficulty: Medium
  2. In Love With The World, 2016, by Mojoko for MHC’s special exhibition ‘Mereka Utusan: Imprinting Malay modernity’.
    Difficulty: Hard
Online Publications

Seekor Singa, Seorang Putera & Sebingkai Cermin: Reflecting & Refracting Singapura’ Publication

Suitable for tertiary students and teachers


Content related to our current special exhibition ‘Seekor Singa, Seorang Putera & Sebingkai Cermin: Reflecting & Refracting Singapura’ exhibition remains accessible through our online publication here.

Please contact Shereen at if you have any feedback and suggestions for our resources.

Last Modified: 27 May 2020