Leluhur: Singapore's Kampong Gelam
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.
Kota Raja, The Royal Citadel
Houses in Kampong Gelam
Mapping Kampong Gelam
Malay Ethnic Groups