Malay Heritage Centre (Learning Journey Questions)

by Mohd Sharifudin
(Singapore)

1) number of buildings in the compound
2) what the buildings are used for today
3) what the buildings were used for the past
4) History

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Malay Heritage Centre (Learning Journey Questions)

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Mar 23, 2009
Singapore Malay Heritage Centre Information
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi there

I hope I'm not doing your homework for you ;-)

But here's answers to your questions about the Malay Heritage Centre...


1. Number of buildings?

You can count them in the hybrid map below. The Malay Heritage Centre's boundary is represented by the blue line:




2. What are the buildings used for today?

The main building (restored) is used as the Malay Heritage Museum. You could see what the inside of Malay houses looked like in the past.

There are 2 workshops - one for pottery, another for batik - in a building behind the Malay Heritage Museum.


3. What were the buildings used for in the past?

Completed in 1842, the main concrete building was originally the Tengku Allum's palace. Supposedly, his descendants continued to own it until it was acquired by the Malay Heritage Foundation in the 1990s.


4. History of the Singapore Malay Heritage Centre (Istana Kampong Glam)

1829:
Built by Sultan Hussein Shah
(believed to be a wooden building)

1835:
Restoration work commissioned by Sultan Ali, son of Sultan Hussein Shah

1842:
Restoration completed.
Lived in by Tengku Allum, son of Sultan Ali, until 1891

1891 onwards:
Believed to be occupied by Tengku Allum's descendants.

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