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Culture & Community

Asian Civilisations Museum

Established in 1993, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is dedicated to exploring Asia’s rich artistic heritage, especially the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans.

Chinatown Heritage Centre

The Chinatown Heritage Centre serves as the gateway into Singapore’s Chinatown where visitors can trace the footsteps of Singapore’s early pioneers and discover the personal stories of people who made Chinatown their home.

Chinese Heritage Centre

Guided tours are available upon request and charges are applicable. Please email chc@ntu.edu.sg for booking and enquiries.

Eurasian Heritage Centre

The mission of the Eurasian Heritage Centre is to preserve and share Eurasian heritage and culture. Its main objectives are to raise awareness of this minority community in Singapore and reach out to the younger generation of Eurasians, encouraging them to find out more about their roots, and reach out to new Eurasians (first generation), born of mixed European and Asian parentage, to be proud to be identified as a Eurasian.

Fuk Tak Chi Museum

With more than 17 years of history, the Fuk Tak Chi Museum is Singapore’s first street museum which features Chinese history and culture, and showcases artefacts depicting the lives of early Chinese migrants in Singapore.

Gan Heritage Centre

Housed in an 80-year-old clan association building, the Gan Heritage Centre seeks to honour and preserve the rich 2,500 year heritage of the Gan clan, celebrate the historic and cultural significance of the Gan ancestry, and uphold the clanship spirit while promoting its relevance in a modern, changing world.

Indian Heritage Centre

Opened in May 2015, the Indian Heritage Centre is the first museum in Southeast Asia to focus on the diverse heritage of the Indian community.

Malay Heritage Centre

Established in 2005, the Malay Heritage Centre showcases the history, culture and contributions of the Malay community within the context of Singapore's historical and multicultural society. The centre houses the Istana Kampong Gelam, which was gazetted as a National Monument in 2015.

Ngee Ann Cultural Centre

Established in 2003, the Ngee Ann Cultural Centre houses the Ngee Ann Kongsi Heritage Hall and the Ngee Ann Kongsi Collections Gallery. The former commemorates the entrepreneurial spirit of pioneers from the Ngee Ann Kongsi, while the latter exhibits artworks acquired by the Ngee Ann Cultural Centre.

Peranakan Museum

The Peranakan Museum was set up in 2008 to explore and showcase the culture of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia and houses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan objects.