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Leluhur: Singapore’s Kampong Gelam

Leluhur: Singapore’s Kampong Gelam

  • Once the centre of trade and commerce connecting Singapore to the rest of the Malay Archipelago, Kampong Gelam served as a religious, intellectual, and social hub for the Malays in Singapore. It also functioned as a Pilgrim Hub for pilgrims bound for the Haj.

    In 1989, the Singapore government gazetted Kampong Gelam and accorded it the status of a conservation area. At the heart of it all, Kampong Gelam was home to modern Singapore's pioneers, entrepreneurs, craftsmen, and residents.


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