Heritage Malay royal building turned into interactive-game space is disrespectful, say critics

This room with a cannon replica is used for one of the seven themed interactive games available at Amazing Chambers Singapura. The games are played in 22 rooms, and the rooms feature Singapore's history and Malay legends and heroes.
This room with a cannon replica is used for one of the seven themed interactive games available at Amazing Chambers Singapura. The games are played in 22 rooms, and the rooms feature Singapore's history and Malay legends and heroes.ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN

Interactive-game space launched by new tenant at Gedung Kuning in Kampong Glam

Turning Gedung Kuning (Yellow Mansion), a historical Malay royal building in Singapore, into an interactive-game space has sparked criticism from the community that the move is "disrespectful".

At its premises along Sultan Gate last Friday, Amazing Chambers Singapura officially launched its Singapore history and Malay-folklore themed interactive rooms, which use "escape room gaming technology", where people move from one room to another by solving puzzles and breaking codes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 06, 2019, with the headline 'Criticism over heritage building's new concept'. Print Edition | Subscribe