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Experience Javanese Culture In Singapore

5/31/2016 10:19:26 AM
written By : Team India Se Print

Trace the social and cultural history of Singapore’s Javanese community through a new exhibition jointly presented by the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) and the Javanese Association of Singapore (JAS). Titled Pusåkå:Heritage and Culture of the Javanese in Singapore, the exhibition highlights the significance of pusåkå or inheritance to the Javanese community in Singapore.

“Our culture is a precious link to the early Javanese population that had contributed to the rich heritage in Singapore, and we have to safeguard it for our future generations to treasure and appreciate,” said Haji Omar bin Ismail, the President of the Javanese Association of Singapore.

The Javanese were amongst the biggest group of early settlers in Singapore. Many came as merchants, traders, artisans and labourers, and brought with them unique culture and traditions. They played an influential role in shaping Malay heritage and identity as we know it today. 

Apart from workshops and seminars, visitors will be able to experience Javanese performing arts first-hand in two special performances. In July, enjoy Malam Keroncong,a new interactive rendition of wayang kulit and keroncong music, performed by an upcoming group, Cong Way Ndut from Solo, Indonesia, and Singapore singer Rudy Djoharnaen.

The exhibition will take place from 29 May until 28 August 2016 at the Malay Heritage Centre.


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