Urang Banjar: Heritage and Culture of the Banjar in Singapore
15 Jan, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 25 Jul, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Urang Banjar: Heritage and Culture of the Banjar in Singapore is the fifth instalment in the Malay Heritage Centre’s ‘Se-Nusantara’ series of community co-curated exhibition and programmes on the ethnic cultural and diversity of the Malay community in Singapore.
This year, the exhibition focuses on the Banjarese community, or ‘urang Banjar’, who are arguably the smallest group that make up the Malay community in Singapore. Many of them are able to trace the journeys of their ancestors from South Kalimantan in Singapore from the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, but also share a common ancestral language, material culture as well as a distinctive set of cultural norms and practices. The exhibition introduces the urang Banjar as well as their culture and identity through ethnographic objects, community stories and treasured family belongings, which showcase their strong sense of kinship, industry and history.
The exhibition caters to the whole family and there is also a slew of activities for children to enjoy, both online and on-site – from learning how to make the kerongsang or brooch, to exploring what goes on behind the production of the wayang kulit or shadow puppets show. So head down to the Malay Heritage Centre for some family fun!