Bulan Bahasa


Bulan Bahasa 2021's Creative Identity

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.

Since 2011, Bulan Bahasa 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.


Click here to view the 2021 version of the Bulan Bahasa song, Bahasa Menjunjung Budaya. The song is also available on all streaming platforms. 


This year, Bulan Bahasa will be taking place from 13 August to 9 October 2022! A myriad of activities for you and your family await you throughout these months! More updates can be found on our social media page, @bulanbahasa on Instagram.


Bulan Bahasa 2022 Programmes

Thank you to all partners who attended the Bulan Bahasa 2022 Partners' Briefing Session 2022!

Information on funding support available for partners can be downloaded here.

Application for the Malay Language Council, Singapore (Majlis Bahasa Melayu Singapura, or MBMS) Programme Collaboration Funding for Bulan Bahasa 2022 is available here.

Please send the completed form to NHB_MalayLanguageCouncil@nhb.gov.sg.


Rakan Bahasa 2022 Nominations

Rakan Bahasa 2022 nominations has closed. More details can be found under the Rakan Bahasa tab here.


‘Cita. Citra. Cinta. Bahasa Kita.’

The Bulan Bahasa theme, 'Cita. Citra. Cinta. Bahasa Kita.', reflects the dynamism of the Malay language as we move towards a new era.


‘Cita’ encapsulates the aspiration of the community to maintain the relevance of the Malay language. ‘Citra’ underscores the diversity in the usage and adaptation of the language, as a window to knowledge and vehicle of communication. ‘Cinta’ emphasises the need to cultivate the love and appreciation for the Malay language. 

Watch the Bulan Bahasa Launch programme on meWATCH here. The Bulan Bahasa Launch 2021 was televised on Mediacorp Suria on 4 Sep 2021 at 8.30pm. Programme partners such as Elements Pictures and Tampines West CC MAEC, Rakan Bahasa, and Duta Bahasa including Ramli Sarip, Hyrul Anuar and Marina Yusoff participated in the Bulan Bahasa 2021 Launch.

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Bulan Bahasa 2020

Bulan Bahasa 2019

BB2018 Appointment of Duta Bahasa
Bulan Bahasa 2018

Bulan Bahasa 2017
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Bulan Bahasa 2016

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Bulan Bahasa 2015