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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

 

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