Malay Heritage Centre

Malay Heritage Centre

The Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) provides wonderful cultural exposure and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests


Situated amidst the Istana Kampong Gelam, Gedung Kuning and the surrounding Kampong Gelam precinct, the Centre acts as a vital heritage institution for the Malay community in Singapore. Through its exhibits, programmes and activities, the Centre hopes to honour the past while providing a means for present-day expression.

The Malay Heritage Centre is presently under the management of the National Heritage Board in partnership with the Malay Heritage Foundation.

Free Guided Tours

  • English

Tuesday - Friday: 11.00am

Saturday: 2.00pm

  • Mandarin

Third Saturday of every month: 1.00pm

Opening hours

Tue–Sun 10:00–18:00.


Singaporeans and Singapore PRs: Free
Adults: 6 SGD
Students: 4 SGD
Seniors (60 years old and above): 4 SGD
Family (for maximum of 5 members): 18 SGD


+65 6391 0450



85 Sultan Gate Istana Kampong Gelam Kampong Glam, Central S198501

How to get there?


Alight at Bugis (EW12) station. MHC is about 10 minutes walk from the train station.

By Bus:

  • From North Bridge Road: Bus service no. 7, 32, 51, 63, 80, 145 & 197.
  • From Victoria Street: Bus service no. 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 63, 80, 130, 133, 145, & 197.
  • From Beach Road: Bus service no. 10, 14, 16, 70, 100, 107, 196 & 401.

Carpark Facilities:

If you are driving, you can park your vehicles at the public carparks along Aliwal Street, Kandahar Street and Pahang Street or at the multi-storey carparks at Textile Centre and Sultan Plaza. Parking charges are applicable.