Visitor Information

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Last Updated:28 Aug 2020, 4:51:13 PM


Singapore has moved into Phase Three and we’re happy to welcome you to the Malay Heritage Centre.

The well-being of our visitors and staff remains our primary concern. For your safety, safe management measures will be implemented during your visit. These include:
- The use of SafeEntry upon entry and exit
- Temperature taking
- Safe-distancing of at least one metre at all times
- Wearing of mask at all times
- No more than 8 visitors for group visits.

View the Guide to Visiting Our Museums on what to expect during your museum journey.

Let's work towards a COVID-Safe Singapore together, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Opening Hours

The Malay Heritage Centre Museum

Tuesday to Sunday

10am – 6pm (Last admission at 5.30pm)

Tuesday to Friday

Opens at 9:00 am for school groups (Advanced booking is required)

The Malay Heritage Centre compound is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8am to 9pm.

Closed on Mondays.



Singaporeans & Permanent Residents (PRs)

Free of charge

Tourist & Foreign Citizens

Adults: $8.00

20% discount for group of 20 pax and above

Seniors* / Students* / Persons With Disabilities (PWD)


*A valid identification card must be produced upon request. Seniors have to be 60 years old and above.

Children under 6 years old


First caretaker of PWD


First caretaker of PWD


Family Package of 5


Maximum of 3 adults per family package.

School Visits to Malay Heritage Centre

School learning journeys to the Malay Heritage Centre will be resuming from 9 November onwards.
School bookings are only available for the following dates until further notice:

Day of the Week Time Slots Available

Monday, 9th November 2020

Every 2nd and 4th Mondays of January, February and March 2021

9am - 10am

11am - 12pm

Tuesdays to Fridays

9am - 10am

  1. Each time slot can accommodate one (1) class of visitors, i.e. up to 50 participants (including all students, teachers and parent volunteers). In accordance with MOE's guidelines, teachers are to note that all activities must maintain a 1 metre safe distancing measure and be reconfigured to multiple groups of 5 with 1 metre between groups.
  2. All visits should conclude within the stipulated time slot to ensure no intermingling with other schools or classes.
  3. All participants are required to check-in and check-out via SafeEntry. Hence, students must bring their ez-link student pass for scanning or be able to recite their own NRIC number.
  4. Only free and easy self-guided visit to the Malay Heritage Centre is available now. For a list of our self-guided resources to complement your visit, please visit the following:
  5. Please visit the Malay Heritage Centre ahead of your learning journey to familiarise with the space and safe distancing measures. You may also wish to attend the regular guided tours to learn more about the narrative of our exhibitions.

For full guidelines, please click here.

Please submit your booking form here at least two (2) weeks in advance. A confirmation email will be sent to you when your visit is confirmed. 

If the form below is not loaded, you can also fill it in at here.

How to Get There

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.

Public Transport


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.


Malay Heritage Centre's facilities are for the sole use of the Centre's programme. If you have any queries, kindly drop us an email at

Museum Etiquette

To fully appreciate the exhibitions and for the comfort of all visitors, please switch your mobile phones to silent mode and refrain from talking or laughing loudly. No running in the galleries.

Commercial Filming

Still photography for private, non-commercial use as a visitor to the Museum is allowed. The use of a flash and tripod is prohibited.

Commercial Filming


Video filming is chargeable and only allowed with authorisation from the management of Malay Heritage Centre. Please fill up the application form here

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Venue Rental

Rent Our Space @ The Malay Heritage Centre


The Auditorium at the Malay Heritage Centre offers a flexible event space for meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences and theatre performances. Comfortable air-conditioned seating arrangements accommodate up to 140 guests (without projection) and 80 guests (with projection).

Please fill up the application form here.

If the form below is not loaded, you can also fill it in at here.

Guided Tours

The group size of our guided tours are limited to a maximum of eight pax (excluding guide), and limited to no more than eight pax in any one sub-group. You are encouraged to check in with our front desk on the tour schedule, and register for your preferred tour slot ahead of your visit. Please note that all participants of our guided tours will be required to adhere to safe management measures as indicated on the Checklist of Safe Measurement Measures for Museum Stakeholders (Phase 3) advisory that is available on NHB’s website. These include:

  1. Participants to use hand sanitisers or wash their hands with soap and water prior to start of tour.
  2. Participants to wear masks at all times. 
  3. Participants from different sub-groups should not intermingle, and should maintain at least 1 metre spacing from other groups.
  4. Participants should refrain from speaking loudly.

Urang Banjar: Heritage and Culture of the Banjar in Singapore
Language  Day  Time Start Date
English Tours
 Every 2nd & 4th Saturday 11.00AM 9th January 2021
 Every Wednesday 11.00AM 3rd February 2021
 Mandarin Tours  Every 3rd Saturday 11.00AM 16th January 2021
Permanent Galleries
Language Day Time
English Tours
Every Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 11.00AM
Every Saturday 2.00PM
Mandarin Tours Every 3rd Saturday 1.00PM

Guided tours – Max 8 participants per session

+ Subject to availability. Please call ahead to confirm the availability of a docent. 

*Guided tour is free of charge.
*Based on availability of volunteer guides & on first come first serve basis.
*Estimated duration for each guided tour is 30 to 45 minutes.
*Meeting point will be at Visitor Services Centre.
*Tours are unavailable during the volunteer guides' annual break from end December to early January, and selected public holidays.

Corporate Tours 

Our guided tours are temporarily unavailable, however we are working with our volunteer guides to resume them soon. Do look out for updates here, or via our social media channels. In the meantime, we welcome all visitors to make use of our gallery guides for a self-guided visit. Please approach our front counter for details.