Online and Onsite at the Malay Heritage Centre
5 & 6 June 2021

MHC’s Hari Raya Open House is an annual community celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Look forward to exciting programmes such as drop-in craft activities and online music performances that can be enjoyed by everyone!

Malay Heritage Centre Singapore



Selera Warisan: Ramadan & Raya Edition

  • First and second video has been released on 16 April & 5 May
  • Upcoming videos to be released on 14 & 28 May 2021, at 6pm

Videos are/will be available on MHC’s Facebook & Instagram pages

Work up a selera (or appetite) for yummy Ramadan and Raya must-haves as local personalities Nadiah M Din, Amirah Yahya, Ryan Sufiyan and Husin Saaban come together to share their recipes!

  • 16 April: Learn to make Ikan Bakar Lemak Cili Padi with Nadiah M Din
  • 14 May: Learn to make Ayam Lemak Cili Padi with Amirah Yahya
  • 5 May: Learn to make Creamy Salmon Fusilli with Ryan Sufiyan
  • 28 May: Learn to make Mee Hong Kong with Husin Saaban

Cook Along with Me: Roti Kirai
7 May 2021
Video to be released on MHC’s Facebook & Instagram pages at 6pm

Not sure what to eat with the family for the final Ramadan feast this weekend? How about trying out this simple recipe of Roti Kirai?

Hari Raya Cheat Sheet: Know your Kuih Raya like a pro
15 May 2021
Social media post to be released on MHC’s Facebook & Instagram pages at 6pm

This handy guide prepares you for all the kuih raya you’ll encounter during your house visits such as Kuih Semperit, Biskut Lidah Kucing Rainbow, Kuih Layang, amongst many others!



Malay Ladies’ Fashion Through the Ages
27 April 2021
Video has been released on MHC’s Facebook & Instagram pages

Be transported on a journey through the ages in the form of traditional Malay fashion from the 1920s to now. This video is in collaboration with “Ratianah”, a boutique in Kampong Gelam specialising in kebaya.

Interview with Ratianah – Fashion Through the Ages
29 April 2021
Video has been released on MHC’s Facebook & Instagram pages

Hear from Ms Ratianah Tahir, the owner of “Ratianah”, as she speaks about her passion for fashion and highlights the historical significance of ladies’ fashion through the ages.



Ramadan & Budaya Raya Trivia
20 & 21 April 2021
Social media posts have been released on MHC’s Facebook & Instagram pages

What is the significance of air katira, bubur masjid and kurma? Which song was the first ever Hari Raya song ever played on air? MHC highlights lesser-known facts about Ramadan and Hari Raya in this series.

How “ON” are you this Raya?
6 May 2021
Social media posts have been released on MHC’s Facebook & Instagram pages

In this Bingo sheet, cross off all the items that you’ve done to get ready for the celebrations.
We want to know how “ON” you are!



MHC x NADI Singapura: Kasi On! Raya Fest Music Video
9 May 2021
Video to be released on MHC’s Facebook & Instagram at 6pm

Sing and dance along to NADI Singapura’s original theme song in this special music video featuring NADI Singapura and MHC staff!

Kasi On! TikTok Dance Challenge
From 10 May 2021 onwards
Challenge to be released on MHC’s TikTok

Dance along to NADI Singapura’s dance moves in this Kasi On! Dance Challenge. Have fun!



Hari Raya Craft Activities
5 & 6 June 2021
Time: 10am – 11am, 12pm – 1pm, 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm
Held in MHC’s Courtyard
Pre-registration is required.

Try your hand at making ketupat, hand puppets, and batik money packets as well as learn how to write in Jawi with your family and friends over our Open House weekend!

Gallery Alive: Drums & Percussions of the Nusantara
8, 29 May & 5, 12 June 2021
Held in MHC’s Auditorium
Pre-registration is required.

Join NADI Singapura as they introduce you to the first ever sample pack featuring drums and percussion beats from the Nusantara. It contains 122 sound files which feature recordings of drums from the Malay Archipelago such as rebana, kompang, hadrah, marwas and jidur. Single hits/sounds as well as drum loops are available in the sample pack too.

Through this, NADI Singapura hopes to inspire musicians and practioners here, and in the region, to create a series of original works, as well as introduce the sounds of the Malayan drums to international music and song-writing community.

As part of #KasiOnRayaFest, NADI Singapura will be conducting a few sharing sessions in MHC’s auditorium, where they will introduce the sample pack and demo how it can be used for composing.

Beats from the sample pack can also be heard in the #KasiOnRayaFest theme song.
Concert: Project Altoration
5 June 2021
Concert will premiere on MHC’s Facebook and YouTube at 8.30pm

AltoAura presents Project Altoration! Explore their signature sounds blending Malay traditional folk music with urban and contemporary genres in this special performance. This project re-introduces the works of local composers like Aidil Akmal, Reyza Hamizan, Rico, Hyrul Anuar and tujuh band.

Urang Banjar: Heritage and Culture of the Banjar in Singapore
Ongoing special exhibition

Urang Banjar: Heritage and Culture of the Banjar in Singapore is the fifth instalment in the Malay Heritage Centre‘s ‘Se-Nusantara’ series of community co-curated exhibition and programmes on the ethnic cultural and diversity of the Malay community in Singapore.

This year, the exhibition focuses on the Banjarese community, or ‘urang Banjar’, who are arguably the smallest group that make up the Malay community in Singapore. Many of them are able to trace the journeys of their ancestors from South Kalimantan in Singapore from the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, but also share a common ancestral language, material culture as well as a distinctive set of cultural norms and practices. The exhibition introduces the urang Banjar as well as their culture and identity through ethnographic objects, community stories and treasured family belongings, which showcase their strong sense of kinship, industry and history.

It is Hari Raya Puasa. We have compiled a list of Where to go during Hari Raya Puasa in Singapore. Click on the image below to find out more.

Malay Heritage Centre LapLip Light Installation

For other upcoming events, visit Events in Singapore.

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