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Other tour dates:
2018 | 2 Feb
Meeting Point: Level 10, Gallery entrance
This tour will be conducted in English.
These guided tours are held in conjunction with the exhibition:
Tales of the Malay World: Manuscripts and Early Books
18 August 2017 – 25 February 2018
Level 10, Gallery, National Library Building
For centuries, Malay was the language of trade, diplomacy, religious discourse, and literature for maritime Southeast Asia. Featuring a selection of written literature – manuscripts and early lithographed books – this exhibition provides a glimpse into the society that produced and read these literary works. Discover the dramatic impact of printing on the manuscript tradition, and Singapore’s role as the early Malay/Muslim printing hub for the region.