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Singapore PM Lee opened first museum Indian Heritage Centre in Little India

May 8, 2015 14:10 IST

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong on 7 May 2015 opened first museum Indian Heritage Centre in Little India.

The museum was dedicated to Indian history. Singapore is celebrating 50 years of its independence in 2015 as well as 50 years of diplomatic relations with India.

The Government of India has presented busts of four nationalist leaders to Singapore's Indian Heritage Centre (IHC). IHC is now open to the public.

The nationalist leaders' busts - including of Mahatama Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Pandit Jawarhalal Nehru and Netaji Subash Chandra Bose - are displayed in IHC's gallery on Social and Political Awakening in Singapor.

The IHC is built at a cost of 16 million Singapore dollars and managed by the country's National Heritage Board.

The four-storey building is located in the heart of Little India, and blends traditional Indian and modern architectural elements.

Its thematic galleries showcase diverse stories of various groups within Singapore's Indian community and their rich links with the global Indian diaspora.

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