Tales of the Malay World Manuscript and Early Books

  • Level 10, Gallery, National Library Building
  • 18 Aug 2017 - 25 Feb 2018
  • 10.00am - 9.00pm
  • Free admission. No registration is required.
Come and immerse in the world of Malay stories – fantastical adventure tales of kings and heroes, founding myths of sultanates, and romantic poetry. 

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'.

Last Modified:  28 Nov 2017

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