Seekor Singa, Seorang Putera & Sebingkai Cermin: Reflecting & Refracting Singapura shines the spotlight on the legends of Singapore. With more than 120 exhibits on display, the special exhibition at Malay Heritage Centre examines Singapore’s place and history all the way back to the 15th century.
Using maps, artefacts and historical accounts, the Seekor Singa, Seorang Putera & Sebingkai Cermin: Reflecting & Refracting Singapura exhibition provides fresh perspectives and insights into 15th to 19th century Singapore. It examines and provides multiple perspectives Singapore’s maritime and cultural significance, particularly with respect to its links to the rest of the region.
Highlights of Seekor Singa, Seorang Putera & Sebingkai Cermin: Reflecting & Refracting Singapura at Malay Heritage Cente
Among the highlights at Seekor Singa, Seorang Putera & Sebingkai Cermin: Reflecting & Refracting Singapura are a Bugis Iontara textile – used to capture Bugis myths in embroidery.
Also on display is the Maleische Sprakakkunst dictionary, an early Dutch-Malay dictionary. It was used but the Dutch East Indies Company as a linguistic and cultural guide to the Malay Archipelago. It also provided an index of Malay literary manuscripts already in existence, an indication of the literary traditions of the Malay archipelago.
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Another star artefact is Tengku Hussain Shah of Singapore’s seal. The Tengku was installed by the British in Singapore as the rightful king of Johor as he was the eldest son.
Other items to look out for at the exhibition include a Hornbill totem, pages from a handwritten copy of the Sejarah Melayu describing Sang Nila Utama’s founding of Singapura and a Malayan tiger specimen.
The Malay Heritage Centre exhibition also incorporates the use of multimedia to make itself more accessible.
New Children’s Space at Malay Heritage Centre
To accompany the Seekor Singa, Seorang Putera & Sebingkai Cermin: Reflecting & Refracting Singapura exhibition, a new children’s space has been setup at the Malay Heritage Centre. This new space Adventures in Nasantara allows children to engage with three stories from the region.
The Malay CultureFest 2019 will also be held at the Malay Heritage Centre from 11 October to 2 November 2019.
Seekor Singa, Seorang Putera & Sebingkai Cermin: Reflecting & Refracting Singapura at Malay Heritage Centre [Suspended]
Start date: 12/10/19 0:00
End date: 21/6/20 23:59