Discover Cultural Gems On An Overnight G(e)lamping Trip!

Looking for a unique Singaporean experience? This December, the new Kampong G(e)lamping @ MHC programme will allow you to wake up in the lovely grounds of the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC). 

A National Monument situated in the heart of Kampong Gelam, get immersed in the rich Malay

cultural atmosphere of the Kampong Gelam heritage precinct by spending an afternoon and night at their G(e)lamping grounds!

With a fun-filled itinerary across two days, MHC is opening up its compound to invite you to experience glamping with a cultural twist. From 15 to 24 December 2020, a group of up to five can book a 2 days and 1 night experience which includes a never-before opportunity to spend a night under the stars on MHC’s beautiful lawn. 

Two cosy tents will be set up – one furnished with two queen-sized beds as well as a hammock for a quality sleeping experience, and the other for a night-time cinematic experience with a projector screen, speaker and bean bags. 

Both tents will be equipped with a portable aircon and fan, fresh linens and quilt for extra comfort, and decorative lights for an extra festive feel!

Guided Heritage Tour (Photo Courtesy Of The Malay Heritage Centre)

Over the 2D1N experience, you can also look forward to a guided heritage tour of Kampong

Gelam precinct which will take you through the iconic murals of Haji Lane, helping you discover new perspectives from local bakers and tea-makers behind the specialty shops in the district.

The tour will also include sharing of  lesser-known stories of iconic landmarks such as the Sultan Mosque, a specially curated tour of MHC’s galleries, including its upcoming special exhibition – Urang Banjar: Heritage and Culture of the Banjar in Singapore.

Outdoor Live Cooking (Photo Courtesy Of The Malay Heritage Centre)

In addition, you can also look forward to an indulgent Malay dinner including specialities such as the Nasi Kerabu and sambal tempe prepared in an outdoor set-up in front of your very own eyes by personal chef and culinary instructor Ms Ruqxana Vasanwala.

Keeping in mind the safety of the G(e)lam-pers and programme partners involved, MHC will ensure that the set-up and activities offered adhere to the prevailing safe management measures. 

All personnel involved will have their temperature taken and recorded before entering the premises and masks will have to be worn at all times. The tents, beddings and props will also undergo deep cleaning, sanitisation and disinfection after each group leaves.

As an SG Clean certified attraction, MHC has also raised standards of cleanliness and hygiene

within their premises to safeguard public health. G(e)lam-pers will likewise have to adhere to

the general safe management measures at MHC during their visit.

Ms Asmah Alias, General Manager of MHC, shared, “We are always looking for creative ways to showcase our rich cultural heritage to Singaporeans. In this time of travel restrictions, we wanted to introduce a different and novel local experience – to G(e)lam-p up Singaporeans’

staycation plans and allow them to rediscover new facets of Singapore’s heritage through this

one-of-a-kind overnight experience. We look forward to welcoming friends and families to join

us in creating unique memories with the Kampong G(e)lamping @ MHC pilot programme, and

we hope to continue rolling out more of such experiences in future.”

Registration for Kampong G(e)lamping @ MHC will open from 23 October 2020, 12:00 pm, on a first-come-first-served basis, on MHC’s Facebook and Instagram. There will be nine slots, one per day, available for sign-ups – each slot is priced at $450, and can accommodate up to five individuals, which can include adults and children (two years and above). 

In addition, MHC will be reserving one slot as a giveaway for one lucky group (of up to five pax), which will be conducted from 30 October to 6 November 2020 on their Facebook page. We encourage you to ‘like’ MHC’s Facebook page so that you can be updated when registration opens and the details of the giveaway.

Address: 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501

Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

Telephone: +65 6391 0450

Click HERE for more information regarding Kampong G(e)lamping @ MHC!