Tales of the Malay World Manuscript and Early Books
Come and immerse in the world of Malay stories – fantastical adventure tales of kings and heroes, founding myths of sultanates, and romantic poetry.
Level 10, Gallery, National Library Building
18 Aug 2017 - 25 Feb 2018
10.00am - 9.00pm
Free admission. No registration is required.
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.
This talk is in conjunction with the exhibition 'Tales of the Malay World: Manuscripts and Early Books'.
13 Aug 2017