Party, shop, eat, and more at historic neighbourhood
As Singapore's Malay heritage enclave, Kampong Glam is a wonderful place to get to know our nation's Malay roots and culture. Its historical significance does not make the district old or merely a destination for school learning journeys. Thanks to conservation efforts, many hip new attractions and events have popped up alongside the ornate mosques, textile shops and traditional architecture. This mix of old and new makes Kampong Glam a lively place to spend your day or evening with your loved ones.
Here are some of our favourite events and activities to do at Kampong Glam...
5. Learn about the district’s history at the Malay Heritage Centre
Housed in the grand Istana complex, the Malay Heritage Centre takes visitors right back to the days of Malay royalty of our nation, just by being in the site itself. The palace dates all the way back to 1843 and served as the home of Singapore’s last Sultan, before being restored and converted to the museum and heritage centre it is today. Visit the centre to discover more about the rich history behind the district, through exhibitions and the fun regular activities held there. It is a great experience for the whole family!