National Heritage Board inviting local artist, creators to make a virtual Kampong Gelam

The annual DigiMuse initiative is back and this time, it seeks to bring the Kampong Gelam estate back to life with digital projects.

Khalisa Zulkiflee

Creative writer and comedian on the side.

Published: 11 August 2021, 11:56 AM

The National Heritage Board (NHB) is inviting local artists and creators to develop a web-based virtual heritage experience of Kampong Gelam with them from now till Aug 31. 

Visitors will be able to guide themselves through unique heritage features of the estate from various starting points.


Visitors will be able to navigate 3D virtual scenes and tours to learn more about Kampong Gelam’s history and vibrant culture. PHOTO CREDIT: THE NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD

Proposals submitted should include digital highlights that excites local and international crowds to physically and virtually explore Kampong Gelam. They may feature landmarks such as the Malay Heritage Centre and its exhibitions, or the heritage trails and Street Corner Heritage Galleries in the neighbourhood.  

Mr Jervais Choo, Programme Director of the DigiMuse project: “The DigiMuse Presents initiative has allowed us to uncover many exciting and innovative experiences co-created with our local creators over the years, and we hope that these community partnerships will allow us to continue building a vibrant local heritage scene that is shared with our diverse communities.” 

Under NHB’s annual DigiMuse Presents initiative of integrating culture and technology, designers are invited to submit their digital project proposals via email by Aug 31, 4 pm.

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