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Address: 39 Armenian Street Peranakan Museum, Singapore 179941, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6332 7591

The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in...

The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. Installed in the former Tao Nan Chinese School, built in 1912, this intimate museum possesses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan objects. Galleries on three floors illustrate the cultural traditions and the distinctive visual arts of the Peranakans. The Peranakan Museum provides a stimulating and educational experience for all, while representing the living culture of the Peranakan community in the region. The museum is a component of the Asian Civilisations Museum, operating under the National Heritage Board.

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Rich heritage of Peranakan

A must see for visitors to Spore n even fellow Sporeans if you wish to acquaint yourself with this unique sub cultural ethnic group. One can learn about the food, customs of the... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see for visitors to Spore n even fellow Sporeans if you wish to acquaint yourself with this unique sub cultural ethnic group. One can learn about the food, customs of the babas n nonyas at this museum. Guided tours made it all the more interesting!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I am a Singaporean I regret that I did not have much of an understanding of the Peranakans who live amongst us! Now then I know of their heritage and colourful lifestyle. It is a group who have learnt to adapt their culture with the locals, created new fusion and traditions. I am impressed!

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New Westminster, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Peranakan Chinese or Straits-born Chinese are the descendants of Chinese immigrants (from the 15th & 16th centuries) who came to the Malay Archipelago. They adopted the term "Peranakan" to distinguish themselves from the new immigrants. The male descendants were called Babas and female descendants Nyonyas. Some of the Nyonyas still wear their traditional costumes called the Kebaya which is a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It a small museum as compared to Singapore national museum. The volunteer guide, who is a peranakan baba, is very knowledgeable on culture. We spent a good 2 hours listening to his explanation.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this museum one Sunday morning. It has a lovely collection to look at and the staff are very helpful. Give yourself a couple of hours to look around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are not a museum person, this is the museum for you. In about one hour you can browse the collection of all things Peranakan...artifacts, furniture, jewelry and learn about all aspects of Peranakan life. Interesting from start to finish...well worth it, as I do not think there is another place like it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is simply a charming museum! Housed in a delightful building over three floors, the s slightly tucked away the Peranakan Museum showcases the culture of the Peranakan communities. The wedding collection is particularly of interest. The needlework exhibition demonstrates a colour part of the Peranakan culture. Easy to see why this museum rates so highly by fellow travellers!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small and compact museum spread over several floors. The place gives a good insight in to the different Peranakan origins as well as early life in Singapore. IT doesn't take too long to see all the exhibits so worthwhile swinging by if in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I admit this museum sounded like it was not going to make the to see list. There is too much to do and I am here for a conference. Also, who knows what Perenakans is or are? However, walking from one place to another, I saw it and walked in (no charge!!!!). The museum focuses on the artisan work of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I was introduced by Tourisum centre at Chinatown. I walked from Chinatown Backpacker. According to Google map, it was not far away around 20 mins. At last I used 35 mins, may be walking slow. The museum is free if charge. 3 storeys high elegance building. I like this type if building much. Exhibition room were great, full of collection,... More 

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