31 Dec 2017

3.30pm to 8.15pm

Getting here

The Asian Civilisations Museum is a 5-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT Station (Exit H).


Free admission till midnight

Melodies abound at the Asian Civilisations Museum's new year's celebrations of old and new, exploring popular folksongs and dances from Brunei. Piano-meets-gamelan in this combined improvisation of iconic Bruneian folksongs. Dance the night away with traditional dances and colourful costumes, and try playing simple tunes at our drop-in gamelan workshop.


Gamelan Workshop

Time: 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Location: Performing Arts Gallery, Level 3

Drop in and try your hand playing simple tunes on ACM's authentic gamelan set, under the guidance of friendly instructors. No registration required.


Musical Medley: Folksongs from Brunei

Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Location: River Room, Level 2

East meets West in this piano-and-gamelan musical showcase of popular folksongs from Brunei, such as Adai-Adai and Dang Mengalai, including a live Brunei Gamelan improvisation by local composer, Huang Ding Chao and Djoko Mangkrengg Performing Arts.


Dancing Delights

Time: 7.30pm to 8.15pm

Location: Shaw Foyer, Level 2

Enjoy an enchanting evening with the graceful Mengalai dance, energetic joget and other traditional folkdances from Brunei. After the performance, join a simple workshop about traditional dance forms by the professionals at Sri Warisan Som Said Performing Arts.

  • Family Fun
    Saturdays@ACM is a family-friendly programme on the last Saturday of every month at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Families can spend a full day exploring the wonders of Asian art and folklore. Enjoy creative, hands-on activities, interactive performances and drama, and storytelling in the museum's galleries. Each month features a different theme - learn tales behind popular cultural festival, embark on a journey across ancient civilisations, and make your masterpiece inspired by thousand-year old artworks.
  • Lectures
    Earthly treasures, mysterious spirits, and the afterlife

    Dr Vidya Schalk

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 7 - 8pm

    Ngee Ann Auditorium

  • Lectures
    Theory and modernity in Southeast Asian Malay manuscripts

    Professor Farish Noor

    Friday, 26 January 2018, 7 - 8pm

    Ngee Ann Auditorium