Urang Banjar: Heritage and Culture of the Banjar in Singapore

28 Nov 2020 - 25 Jul 2021
10AM - 6PM (Last admission: 5.30PM)
Admission is free

Urang Banjar: Heritage and Culture of the Banjar in Singapore is the fifth instalment in MHC's 'Se-Nusantara' series of community co-curated exhibition and programmes on the ethnic cultural and diversity of the Malay community in Singapore. This year, the exhibition focuses on the Banjarese community, or 'Urang Banjar', who are arguably the smallest group that make up the Malay community in Singapore. Many of them are able to trace the journeys of their ancestors from South Kalimantan in Singapore from the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, but also share a common ancestral language, material culture as well as a distinctive set of cultural norms and practices. The exhibition introduces the urang Banjar as well as their culture and identity through ethnographic objects, community stories and treasured family belongings, which showcase their strong sense of kinship, industry and history.

Children can embark on a voyage to South Kalimantan, Indonesia to trace the heritage and culture of the Banjar community through an interactive activity booklet designed to complement their exhibition experience. Suitable for children aged 7 to 12 years old and available in English or Malay.


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