Bulan Bahasa (Malay Language Month) was first launched in 1988 by the Malay Language Council, Singapore, as an initiative to encourage the Malay community to embrace the Malay language in their daily lives. Users of the Malay language are heirs of the rich Malay language, and can ensure the continuity of the language through continuous usage.
From being a biennial event, Bulan Bahasa, since 2010, has become an annual event. The various activities of Bulan Bahasa have been created to promote and instil greater confidence in and mastery of the Malay language.
Information on Bulan Bahasa 2017 as well as the avenues of support available, including funding and venue sponsorship can be found here.
Application for the MLCS Programme Collaboration Funding for Bulan Bahasa 2017 is now available here. Please send the completed form to NHB_MalayLanguageCouncil@nhb.gov.sg latest by 24 March 2017.
Nomination form for Rakan Bahasa 2017 can be found here. Please send the completed form to NHB_MalayLanguageCouncil@nhb.gov.sg latest by 5 April 2017.
List of Bulan Bahasa Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found here.
‘Ilmu. Budaya. Mesra.’
The Malay language as ‘Ilmu, Budaya, Mesra’ reﬂects its importance throughout all layers of society. When we use the Malay language, we are able to preserve knowledge and culture, as well as to foster ties that matter. Our language will also be conserved through its continued use, allowing us to pass it on to the generations after us.