Fiesta Hari Raya Open House 2019

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Come join in the fun at the Malay Heritage Centre’s
Fiesta Hari Raya Open House 2019!

This annual celebration organised by the Malay Heritage Centre is a weekend of festivities for families to enjoy various programmes, from craft activities to live performances and movie screenings.


Celebrating Hari Raya: Stories from the Community
19 June – 23 June 2019
This exhibition highlights the key features of the Hari Raya festival as well as personal stories from the community. Through these personal stories, shared by individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, Celebrating Hari Raya: Stories from the Community tells us about the celebration and what it means to those who celebrate it.


Fiesta Hari Raya Open House 2019
21 – 23 June 2019
In celebration of Hari Raya, the Malay Heritage Centre opens its doors to the public for a weekend of festivities filled with various family programmes and entertainment. From craft activities to Heritage hunts and live performances, visitors also get to enjoy free movie screenings as they chill and ‘lepak’ on the Istana grounds during the weekend!

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Singapura Tales: A Damar Kurung Lantern Light-up
21 June – 28 July 2019

MHC Damar Kurung

This outdoor light installation is inspired by the various myths and legends related to the history of Singapura. Drawing from the concept of the damar kurung, a traditional craft with origins from Gresik, East Java, Indonesia, the illustrations of the lanterns depicts Singapura Tales such as Radin Mas, Singapura Dilanggar Todak, Kusu Island, Badang and Sang Nila Utama.


Gambus di Fiesta
Official Opening of Fiesta Hari Raya Open House 2019
Friday, 21 June 2019
8.00pm – 9.30pm
Malay Heritage Centre
Graced by Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Gambus Di Fiesta marks the opening of the weekend Hari Raya celebration at the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC). Presenting an ensemble of oud/gambus players, audience will get to experience renditions of evergreen Hari Raya melodies played entirely on oud/gambus!


Storytime!: Hafiz & the Raya Recipes
Saturday, 22 June 2019
10.30am – 11.00am, 1.00pm – 1.30pm & 5.00pm – 5.30pm
Anjung Gallery, Malay Heritage Centre

Hafiz and the Hari Raya Recipes

As Hari Raya is fast approaching, Hafiz and his siblings scramble to find his grandmother’s recipes of favourite Hari Raya dishes. Come on board and listen to the adventures of Hafiz and his siblings this Hari Raya and find out if they are able to prepare for Raya on time!
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Heritage Hunt @MHC: Little Hajj Travellers
Saturday, 22 June & Sunday, 23 June 2019
11.00am – 11.45am, 2.00pm – 2.45pm & 5.00pm – 5.45pm
Malay Heritage Centre

MHC Heritage Hunt

Are you interested to be a Little Hajj Traveller and learn about the Hajj journey? Venture around Kampong Gelam with yourwe’re having 100 po shopping list as you prepare for your Hajj journey on steamships. Discover more stories about the Hajj and the significance of this area as a port town through this fun family activity!
+ Suitable for kids age 6 – 12 years old.
+ All participants must be accompanied by at least one (1) parent/guardian.
+ A minimal number of 20 participants are needed for each session of the Heritage hunt for the programme to proceed.
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Crafte-fact! My Hari Raya Greeting Card
Saturday, 22 June 2019
11.00am – 5.00pm
Courtyard 2, Malay Heritage Centre
Customise your very own Hari Raya card in this hand-on activity and create a personalised gift for your loved ones this Hari Raya season!


Crafetafct! Make Your Own Ketupat
Saturday, 22 June 2019
11.00am – 1.00pm & 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Courtyard 2, Malay Heritage Centre

MHC Ketupat weaving

Want to learn how to weave your own ketupat in preparation for next year’s Hari Raya? Grab your chance to pick up this traditional skill and try your hands on making some of your own prototype ketupats!


Boat in a Bottle
Saturday, 22 June 2019
3.00pm – 4.00pm
Auditorium, Malay Heritage Centre

Hari Raya Open House Boat in a Bottle

Bring back home your own ‘Boat in a bottle’ which you can do with your kids! It’s a great bonding activity for the family before the school holiday ends!
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Live Performances!
Saturday, 22 June 2019
7.45pm – 8.15pm
Fountain/Façade, Malay Heritage Centre

MHC Live performances

Enjoy an evening of performances under the stars at the Malay Heritage Centre! From acoustic live performance of popular Hari Raya songs by Akustiq to festive traditional Malay dance, celebrate the last few weekends of Hari Raya together with your loved ones.


Movie Night @MHC: Seniman Bujang Lapok Film Screening
Saturday, 22 June 2019
8.30pm – 10.30pm
Fountain/Façade, Malay Heritage Centre

MHC Movie Nights

Seniman Bujang Lapok is a comedy classic by the late Allahyarham Tan Sri P.Ramlee. The story follows the midasventures of the 3 “bujang lapok” – Ramli, Aziz and Sudin who auditioned at the famous Jalan Ampas film studio. Despite their lack of experience, the three were eventually employed as actors under the Malay Film Productions. Follow their stories and enjoy this classic film together with your family and friends!

FREE snacks from popcorn to candy floss for you to choose from! While stocks last.

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Event Information

Fiesta Hari Raya Open House 2019

Start date: 17/6/19 0:00
End date: 28/7/19 23:59

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