Familiar with stories of a prince seeing a lion; or of a young boy saving his home from garfish attacks? Relive these folk tales at the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC), and find out how these legends form an important part of Singapore’s history!
MHC has launched a special exhibition Seekor Singa, Seorang Putera & Sebingkai Cermin: Reflecting & Refracting Singapura, which will examine a variety of historical mediums including indigenous and Malay materials – offering visitors insight into the history of Singapore across 700 years.
In conjunction with the exhibition, MHC will also be launching its annual Malay CultureFest. This year’s edition will span three weeks, consisting of immersive programmes and performances that will spotlight the shared cultural heritage of Singapore and the region. CultureFest will focus on the theme of ‘Bangsa’, which means nation or people. It will focus on the different communities and their lives from the 15th to 19th centuries, and how they have shaped our collective identities today.
Check out the full programme of events here: highlights include theatre performances by children, musical instrument-making workshops, and a wonderful children’s space (created in collaboration with The Artground!) featuring books and sensory play items in a mini Kampong house.