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Leluhur: Singapore's Kampong Gelam
Leluhur: Singapore's Kampong Gelam
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Helang Books

Leluhur: Singapore's Kampong Gelam

Hidayah Amin

Hardback

9789811158063

 

Winner of the NUS Singapore History Prize 2021

 

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.

 

Contents: 

Prologue

Roots

Kota Raja, The Royal Citadel

Peoples

World's Fair

Pilgrim Hub

Aksara

Identities

Epilogue

Houses in Kampong Gelam

Mapping Kampong Gelam

Malay Ethnic Groups