Rainbow Connection II at The Malay Heritage Centre


Most of us are simple folks; we see a rainbow, we take a photo. Plus, they only happen once in a blue sky moon, which makes it extra magical whenever we spot ‘em. This month, get ready to see them whenever you want thanks to the Malay Heritage Centre’s (MHC) Rainbow Connection II display, happening from now till 29th May 2022.

More things to do this month:


Free exhibit at Kampong Gelam


rainbow connection II at the malay heritage centre
Image credit: @jojolau88

Situated in Kampong Gelam, which is just a 10-min walk from Bugis MRT, MHC’s sparkly new exhibit is made up of 500 light fixtures that bring the place to life. These aren’t your regular ol’ lightbulbs either – they’re actually upcycled cookie jars and solar lights. Stan sustainability.

Rainbow Connection II installation
Image credit: Malay Heritage Centre

You can also get up close to see each container’s vibrant designs that come together to form the “rainbow”.

rainbow installation II at MHC
Image credit: Malay Heritage Centre

Rainbow Connection II is just one of MHC and the National Heritage Board’s projects to help underserved communities in Singapore by also supporting the local arts scene.

The brains behind the piece is artist Lee Yun Qin, who worked with local beneficiaries from Brighton Connection to bring the exhibit to life. All the jars you’ll see have been individually painted, and MHC describes the installation as a symbol of diverse individuals coming together – a pretty good reflection of Singapore’s rojak culture.


Visit Rainbow Connection II this May


rainbow exhibit at the malay heritage centre
Image credit: @jojolau88

While the exhibit can be visited throughout the day, nothing beats seeing the colours pop at night. MHC will be extending its opening hours till 9pm, so no need to worry about missing out if you’re hoping to pop by after dinner.

Once you’re done, take a stroll around the area to enjoy Kampong Gelam and Haji Lane while they’re still decked out in Raya decor.

Address: 85 Sultan Gate, Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore 198501
Date: Now till 29th May 2022
Time: Tue-Sun 10am-9pm (Closed on Mondays)
Admission: Free

Malay Heritage Centre website

Things to see in the Bugis area:


Cover images adapted from: @jojolau88, Malay Heritage Centre

Event Information
Rainbow Connection II
Date:
29 Apr - 29 May 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 9:00 pm