The Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) celebrates the history and heritage of the Indian diaspora in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. From early contacts between the Indian subcontinent and this region, the culture and social history of the community after the arrival of the British, through to the early stirrings of nationalism and political identity, and the contributions of Singapore’s Indian community – the five permanent galleries take visitors on a fascinating journey through the Indian diaspora. Located in Singapore's colourful and vibrant Little India precinct, the centre opened in May 2015 and is our only purpose-built museum. The current special exhibition 'Chetti Melaka of the Straits' opened on 7 September 2018 and is on until 5 May 2019.


Jyoti Ramesh


No. 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Thursday - 10am to 7pm
Friday and Saturday - 10am to 8pm
Sunday and Public Holidays - 10am to 4pm
Closed on Mondays
Permanent galleries:
One hour English tours: Tuesdays to Fridays at 11am

Special exhibition, CHETTI MELAKA OF THE STRAITS (until 5 May 2019):
English tours- Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm
Tamil tours- 1st Friday of each month at 11:30am (from 5th October 2018)
FOM guided tours of permanent galleries in Tamil and Mandarin: On request and subject to availability of docent


Museum front desk: 6291 1601

Celebrating Singapore's Indian heritage and culture

In Focus

A history major and an ex-lawyer, Abha Kaul lived and studied in India, France and the USA, and practised law in Delhi, Mumbai and New York before moving to Singapore in 2000.
Abha has been actively involved with the FOM for the last 10 years, first as a docent at the ACM, then the MHC and finally the IHC. She has served as co-head of ACM docent training, and was on the FOM Council for four years, including as Vice President of FOM. She has given talks to FOM members, docents and the public on diverse topics over the years, and is a regular contributor to Passage and the Singapore American newspaper
Currently the FOM coordinator for Study Groups, organising and leading cultural study tours to India have been a true joy for Abha, as travelling with curious, enthusiastic and knowledgeable FOM members and friends greatly enhances the learning experience for all.
Abha is delighted to be part of the docent community at the small and intimate IHC, where it’s a pleasure to share a variety of fascinating details and stories about ancient links between India and SEA, and on Singapore's thriving Indian diaspora.

Spotlight on artefacts, docents and happenings at IHC

This section highlights an artefact or event or docent at the Indian Heritage Centre so do keep coming back for regular updates.