We went on a tour of the newly opened Indian Heritage Centre organised by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations. Assembling at the association building before two buses brought 80 of us to Little India.
A docent led us through the 4-storey museum which is divided into 5 themes, housing more than 440 artefacts.
我和几位宗亲们参加由新加坡宗乡会馆联合总会主办的"新加坡文化之旅 - 印度传统文化馆", 探索印度文化。上午大家在宗乡总会集合，分乘2辆巴土，前往小印度。
a replica of the luggage brought onboard a ship heading to Singapore
The Indian Heritage Centre opened on 8 May 2015. We were introduced to the pioneers in Singapore’s Indian community which has been here since 1819. We learnt about their contributions to the making of Singapore over the years.
Some interesting artefacts include wood carvings, stone statues, the bronze bust of Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi, ornaments meant for the Hindu deities etc.
The final gallery showcases the contributions of notable pioneers in Singapore from the late 1950s to 1980s. They include former President S R Nathan and Mr S Rajaratnam, who drafted our national pledge.
最后一个的展区展示我国新加坡显著印裔人士的贡献, 其中包括前总统纳丹, 草拟公民信约的已故副总理拉惹勒南等。
There were free samplings of Indian food at a street carnival outside the museum. I tried some Indian sweets, kacang puteh and vegetarian briyani.
Around 12 noon, we proceeded to an Indian restaurant for a briyani rice buffet lunch.
当天印度传统文化馆外还有街头嘉年华会, 可以尝尝免费的印度糕点。活动结束后, 我们到附近的印度餐厅品尝美食，体验印度族群的饮食文化。
Admission to the Indian Heritage Centre is free for all Singaporeans.
印度传统文化馆门票 : 所有新加坡人免费。