Practices Digital Programmes

Introduction to Pre/Post Natal Care

by Malay Heritage Centre
30 May • 02:00pm

Find out what traditional Javanese pre- and post-natal care entail and how you too can benefit from this age-old knowledge.

Traditional Javanese Pre & Post Natal Care

Pregnancy and childbirth are delicate periods in the life of a woman. All communities in the world have developed understanding and taboos in relation to child bearing. In the Malay world, the Mak Bidan, or traditional midwife, used to be a respected profession. With modern medicine, this role has all but disappeared. However, traditional pre- and post-natal care approaches can still benefit women today. Find out what traditional Javanese pre- and post-natal care entail and how you too can benefit from this age-old knowledge.

About Heritage Weekend @ MHC
For this year’s SHF, discover the richness and benefits of Malay cuisine and traditional Malay health practices. Drop in and ask our community partners about their food culture, learn about jamu and post-natal care or sign up for our food trail with Khir Johari and sample the wonderful flavours of Kampong Gelam.


Malay Heritage Centre

The Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) is housed in the former Istana Kampong Gelam, which was gazetted as a National Monument in 2015. The centre showcases the history, culture and contributions of the Malay community within the context of Singapore’s history and multi-cultural society. MHC’s permanent galleries focus on the history of Kampong Gelam and feature an array of artefacts from the National Collection and the Malay community. Through its exhibitions and programmes, the Centre aspires to be a vibrant destination of historical and cultural significance for both Singaporeans and international visitors. The Malay Heritage Centre is a heritage institution managed by the National Heritage Board. More information on MHC may be found at this website

Other fascinating stories & events…

ACM on a Plate: Fish Maw Soup with Chef Malcolm Lee

5 May • 12:00pm

Join Chef Malcolm Lee of Candlenut in this cooking demonstration inspired by the beautiful kamcheng in ACM's Maritime Trade Gallery.

Artist Panel: In Sickness and In Health

23 May • 11:00am

In this panel, contemporary artists Adeline Kueh, Divaagar and ila will share the concepts and processes involved in developing their newly commissioned digital artworks for Living Legacies: In Sickness and In Health.

Brush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth

Wielding 10-cents toothbrushes, school-going children once squatted along drains to brush their teeth. Learn more about this Dental Health campaign in the 60s to 70s by joining a mummy and daughter duo in their short story and sing-along!