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... is the Malay Heritage Centre Museum which is also located at Kampong Glam in Singapore.
Malay Heritage Centre Museum was built in 1824. It was formerly the royal seat of the Malay sultans in Singapore. However, it is restored to its former glory and is established in 2004 to showcase the Singapore's Malays' heritage, culture and history through historic artifacts, multimedia and diorama displays and exhibits.
It is open to the ...
... visiting the Malay Heritage Centre, we walked about 5 minutes to Arab Street.
Reaching there, we got a feel of the middle-eastern culture as Arab street is the only middle-eastern influence place. The interesting scene was the shop owners were ...
... to represent people in the family. Besides that, we were also able to get our name written in Chinese Calligraphy. Various Chinese costumes were also on displayed by the streets. There was also stuff like Hana and making your initials on a stamp.
The highlight of the day is the visit to the temple and mosque. It was an eye-opener for me to see how the Hindus, Chinese and Muslims pray and how the building looks like on the ...
... an advantage for us though as well. It meant we had more free time to explore and, so, we headed to the famous Long Bar which suited Mark just fine. Can you guess why? No 'ribbon sandwiches' for him but, rather, a Tiger Beer ($18 ++) and I have to confess to partaking of a Singapore Sling ($32!) as well. The relaxed atmosphere here, with peanut shells still being thrown on the floor, was much more appropriate for us. I did have to breathe deeply given the mess here though.
Thursday. After the rain passed yesterday we went to walk around the arab streets, which I personally preferred to Chinatown. It was charming and better organised with a big mosque that can contain 5000 worshipers at once and where we could step in and take a look. Then, we walked around the Gardens by the bay, through the Marina bay shopping mall and caught the light show at night.
We also booked a flight to Medan, Sumatra for tomorrow morning, after ...