GEMS Parent Event – Sultans of Spice™

A Kampong Glam (Malay-Islamic Quarter) Walk.

Tour Synopsis:

How was Singapore sold to the British for 60,000 Spanish Dollars?

Find out about the man who did it, and the man who forced him to.

No one remembers the sultans that used to rule.

The old Royal Palace, the Sultan Mosque, the Tombs of the Malayan Princes: they all carry an air of royalty snatched away too quickly.

Uncover a curious blend of Malay folk traditions and Islam,  in the legends of the mysterious keris (dagger), exotic perfumes, and the story of the faith that is so often misunderstood.

Don’t miss this hidden cultural enclave where Singapore’s indigenous culture still thrives!

Date: Thursday, 4 May 2017
Time: 9.30 am – 12.00 pm (please be present 15 mins earlier for registration)
Meeting Point: Bugis MRT Outside Exit B (Victoria Street) (Map)
Fees: S$38 (Adult)  *Please pay exact change the guide in cash at the meeting point.
Notes: Please wear a sleeved top and long skirts / pants for the visit to the Mosque.

Highlights:

Sultan Mosque • Traditional Malay Craft • Bussorah Street •  Traditional Muslim Supplies Shop • Old Istana Kampong Glam (Royal Palace) • Royal Graveyard •

*Be prepared: wear comfy shoes, bring an umbrella or poncho, and a bottle of water

Please confirm your attendance to Judy at j.lee@gwa.edu.sg no later than 28 April (Friday), so we can ensure the guide : participant ratio is not too great, and we have time to engage another tour guide if the group attendance is big.

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