Sikhs in Singapore – A Story Untold
27 Mar, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 30 Sep, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
The Indian Heritage Centre’s (IHC) first-ever exhibition dedicated to Sikh heritage invites visitors to gain a deeper understanding of this small but prominent Singapore Indian community by telling its lesser-known stories in three parts: Roots, which explores the origins of Singapore’s Sikh community, Settlement, which presents the narratives of Sikh migrants in Singapore, and Contemporary Perspectives, which offers glimpses into the experiences of contemporary Sikhs, highlighting the ever-evolving Singaporean Sikh identity and the community’s contributions to the nation.
Sikhs in Singapore features more than 450 artefacts – the highest number for any special exhibition at IHC to date. It also includes a photographic installation Through the Lens, in which local artist-photographer Afiq Omar reimagines the Sikh identity in the context of multicultural Singapore.
Visitors to the exhibition will also enjoy a specially-commissioned trilogy of films, titled Being Sikh, which presents contemporary perspectives on three aspects of Sikh heritage in Singapore – the role of women, tradition, and faith.
Tuesdays – Thursdays: 10.00am to 7.00pm
Fridays – Saturdays: 10.00am to 8.00pm
Sundays/Public Holidays*: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Closed on Mondays