Sunday, June 07, 2015

Indian Heritage Centre 印度传统文化馆


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。

新落成的印度传统文化馆外观设计结合传统与现代印度元素,馆内有五个展区, 另外还有活动区及屋顶花园。


a replica of the luggage brought onboard a ship heading to Singapore
在前往新加坡的船上, 印度移民所带的行李


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.

印度传统文化馆于今年5月8日开幕。五个展区包括新加坡印度社群的历史文化、宗教起源以及南亚和东南亚印裔族群的社会发展及贡献。展出文物超过440件, 许多文物由本地和海外印度族群捐赠。

博物馆讲解员为我们介绍几位南亚先驱人物。印度社区从1819年在新加坡落户, 多年来为建国做出了贡献。


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.

一些有趣的文物包括木雕,石刻像,印度民族主义领袖甘地的半身铜像,装饰印度庙宇神像的金饰饰品等 。

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。


  1. Must have been very interesting ! I love Indian food !

    1. Educational and Fun. learnt so much about the India culture and heritage. I love Indian food too and the lunch was tasty.

  2. "We went on a tour of the newly opened Indian Heritage Centre organised by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations."

    What a cool sentence that is -- I like what it says about Singaporeans. :)