Travelling Exhibitions

In addition to the permanent and special exhibitions at the Indian Heritage Centre, the museum also offers various travelling exhibitions for loan. The travelling exhibition showcases various aspects of the intangible and tangible cultural heritage of the Singapore Indian community.

To book a travelling exhibition, please complete the booking form found here


Indian Traditional Games for Loan

Thank you for enquiring on the Indian Traditional Games. We do have several traditional games available for loan from the museum and travelling exhibition banners that you may choose to display with them.

Please find attached the booking form for our travelling exhibition and a list of games that are available for loan below:


  • Parama Pada Sopanam (Snakes & Ladders)
  • Pallanguzhi
  • Bambaram
  • Kattam Vilayattu
  • Aadu Puli Aatam
  • Chess




The ‘Festival of Lights’, Deepavali or Diwali is an important religious festival celebrated mainly by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. The festival commemorates the triumph of good over evil; light over darkness; and knowledge over ignorance.


The exhibition provides viewers an understanding of the origins of Deepavali and how the festival is celebrated by the various Indian communities in Singapore.


Uniquely Indian Rituals & Festivals

Singapore’s South Asian communities are diverse and trace their roots to different parts of the subcontinent including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Yet, their shared identity is shaped by a common migrant history and the collective experience of establishing their roots in Singapore through cultural practices unique to the various Indian communities.


This exhibition highlights the various festivals celebrated year-round and the transfer, practice and re-interpretation of cultural practices by migrant communities.


Revisiting Indian Traditions

Indians in Singapore are an integral part of the nation’s multi-cultural society. As a result of many waves of migration from different parts of the Indian sub-continent, the Indian community in Singapore today is highly diverse.


Through this exhibition, you can find out more about traditional Indian practices that these migrants brought with them such as trades, games, crafts, food and music.

Traditional Games

Traditional Indian games have been passed down from generation to generation, and they serve many functions. Some games are used for entertainment and to encourage social interaction amongst children while other test and improve the player’s strategic thinking, psychomotor, and/or arithmetic skills.


The exhibition showcases games that continue to be popular among the Indian community in Singapore.