See & Do

Things to do & Places to see in Singapore

Malay Culture

 

Shopping

The exotic streets of Kampong Glam comprise of a variety of shops selling silk and chiffon fabrics, batiks, sarongs, hand-woven baskets, oil-based perfume scents and intricately woven rugs and carpets.

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Festivals

Hari Raya Puasa is celebrated at the end of Ramadan. After morning prayers in the mosque, Malays customarily invite friends to their homes and visit their relatives to enjoy a feast together.

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Arts

Located at the heart of historic Kampong Glam, the six permanent galleries of the  Malay Heritage Centre Museum showcase the stories and artefacts from both Singapore's national collection, as well as contributions from the Malay community.

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Food

Typically infused with savoury spices and herbs and enriched with coconut milk, Malay cuisine includes popular dishes such as nasi padang (rice with a variety of dishes) and skewers of satay (seasoned grilled meat) served with peanut sauce and slices of onions, cucumbers and ketupat (rice-cakes).

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Religion & Culture

Most Singapore Malays in Singapore are Sunni Muslims, and faith plays a central and prominent role in their lives. Prayer is one of the most important tenets of Islam, and Muslims pray five times a day in a ritual known as ‘salat’. As part of their belief system, Muslims also consume halal food, which refers to food that has been prepared according to Islamic practices. The month of Ramadan is considered to be the most sacred month of the Islamic calendar. During this period, Muslims would fast from dawn to sunset.

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