SINGAPORE - Singapore's first museum on the Indian community here will begin receiving visitors on May 8, 2015.
The Indian Heritage Centre (IHC), a heritage institution managed by the National Heritage Board (NHB), traces the history of the South Asian community in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Sited in Little India, IHC will also serve as a springboard for visitors to explore the historic precinct.
The Centre will be housed in a brand-new four-storey building, comprising permanent galleries featuring five themes, a special exhibition gallery, educational and activity spaces, as well as other facilities.
The total number of artefacts displayed at the IHC is 443. 308 of them will be on display for the first time.
IHC’s permanent galleries’ storyline revolves around five themes, arranged chronologically, to span the time period 1st century CE to the 21st century.
The themes present, through artefacts and interactive displays, the long history of interactions between South and Southeast Asia, as well as the experiences of South Asians in Southeast Asian, especially Malaya, and Singapore in particular.
Admission to IHC will be free for all visitors in May. An admission fee of $4 applies for foreign visitors. Singaporeans and permanent residents and overseas visitors aged 6 and below will enjoy free admission.
IHC is located at 5 Campbell Lane.