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25 Aug‘18

A Lighter Side of History: Unsheathed! The Mystery of the Keris in the Malay Archipelago

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Post Category - Arts + Culture , Learn + GrowArts + Culture , Learn + Grow

25 August 2018 from 2pm to 3pm

The keris is a unique cultural identifier of the indigenous maritime Malays from the Malay Archipelago, not found anywhere else in the world. For centuries, the keris has been linked to shamans and magic, shrouding it in mystery. Come listen to fascinating stories as we shed light on this beautiful artefact. Participants will also get the opportunity to view the speaker’s private keris collection!

A Lighter Side of History celebrates Singapore’s diverse multicultural heritage, from food and dress to the different languages and customs passed down over the years. Featuring a range of fun and engaging hands-on workshops, talks, performances and demonstrations by heritage experts as well as collectors and practitioners, A Lighter Side of History is designed for everyone from beginners to history enthusiasts.

Image courtesy of Khairi Johari

Event Price

Free admission with registration
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Event Location

National Museum of Singapore, The Salon, Level 1