Co-organised by the Malay Heritage Centre and the Singapore Minangkabau Association, the MARANTAU exhibition presents the Minangkabau community in Singapore, whose ancestral homelands are the highlands and coast of West Sumatra, and their heritage. Featuring artefacts ranging from rich gold-woven songket textiles to traditional instruments, the exhibition highlights the marantau tradition where young men are encouraged to leave their hometowns and seek their fortunes elsewhere as well as matrilineal system of the Minangkabau society. Accompanying the exhibition is a host of exciting cultural programmes from music, dance, craft and culinary demonstrations to public talks.
Venue: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501
When: 17 May - 13 Sep 2015,