Peranakan Museum
Peranakan Museum
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This place is temporarily closed. 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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AnAnthropologist
Florida1,286 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We visited in May 2022 so I am not sure why TripAdvisor indicates this is closed. If It os open, it is worth a visit as it is very interesting about the history of contributors to Singapore growth and culture. Visit if you can do so.
Written 3 July 2022
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Syaza Farzana
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Apr 2021 • Friends
It was an amazing experience to discover every dimension of the mansion with Mr Ricky and to be guided by him during the tour. He's very knowledgeable and amiable. We have obtained a lot of information regarding the history of Peranakan from him throughout the tour. Despite the pandemic, it didn't affect the quality of the hospitality from the staffs as they are very helpful and welcoming.
Written 21 April 2021
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DoricWanderer
Ellon, UK79 contributions
Mar 2020
This was the best museum we went to. it touched on the people who made this island their home. I was unaware so many cultures arrived, which made the island so multicultural.
Written 4 October 2020
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aloha4418
Singapore, Singapore71 contributions
May 2019
If you would like to understand the history of the Peranakan culture and the history, this is the place to check out. There they will show you all of the information on how the Peranakan people come about and how the evolution of the culture changes along the time while maintaining the root of the cultrure.
Written 26 April 2020
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fiz S
77 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
A must to drop in. RM20 per person regardless local or non-local. But for RM20 it is definitely worth it.

Very intricate design of both the structure of the mansion and all its hidden gem. Will take you back to the 18th Century thru its precious antiques and historical photos. There are various elements of fusion between east meets west embedded in design of furnitures etc.

Time spent: 30 minutes up to 1 hour +
Pay a little bit more attention on the details and you can see some hidden symbolism.

A must to drop in
Written 6 March 2020
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Lynette M
7 contributions
Nov 2018
The museum explains the origin of the Peranakan culture. It was thoughtfully arranged with period exhibits and explored the groups beliefs, traditions and lifestyle. I found it very informative and well worth visiting.
Written 18 October 2019
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ContinentsExplorer
New York City, NY812 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Interesting walking trail to discover the Peranakan and different Chinese cultures and heritage. Museum is tacked away in the heart of the financial district. Artistic pieces (original) and option of replica design. Very limited street parking.
Written 2 October 2019
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CHIDUWIN TV
Singapore, Singapore626 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Malaysian cultural museum. The museum has a huge collection of dresses and utensils and pictures, which poteays the detailed life of Malaysian Culture.
Written 15 August 2019
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EmO
Kampala, Uganda17 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Beautifully laid out and well maintained stately house. A lot to be learnt about the culture and heritage of the area. I think you could spend a long time here but with young children it was hard and very hot inside, due to layout.
It's reasonably priced though and the staff are helpful and friendly.
Written 6 August 2019
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phi12017
Nijmegen, The Netherlands97 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
The term "Peranakan" is used in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to refer to persons born in these countries of mixed local and foreign ancestry. “Foreign” could be Arab, Chinese, Dutch, Indian, etc. Thus, the museum deals with artifacts and events associated with some form of foreign ancestry, in one way or another.

Because this museum was then going to be closed very soon for rennovations, I joined a group of six people visiting the museum in early April. The exhibits revealed to me at least, in a sparing way how some of the immigrant Chinese embraced and in a sense made their own, some of the practices of the indigenous Malays. They were also pictures of some former British colonial officers.

What emerged from the collection of exhibits is a revealing history of the not too distant past and the coming close to each other, or, even of the intermingling of some Asian cultures, laced with European or British influences, on the fringes. A visit to this museum is worth every minute spent to behold the varied collections of events, individuals, objects, etc.

All the pictures are of exhibits on display in the museum and the copyright is with the Peranakan Museum or the actual owners of the exhibits, if indeed they are on loan to the Museum.
Written 9 May 2019
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