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Excellent tour

This is an excellent tour. We have visited a few peranakan houses, but this is the best tour we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca D
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Excellent learning about Singapore history

We visit here on Saturday so self guided only. However many staffs are at the exhibition and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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NUS Baba House is a heritage house which exhibits the Straits Chinese material culture in a domestic context, providing the unique experience of visiting a Straits Chinese family home dating back to the early 20th century. It facilitates research...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent tour. We have visited a few peranakan houses, but this is the best tour we have had. It's a small group (<15), and the guide gives you lots of interesting information about the house and the family that lived there. Our...More

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit here on Saturday so self guided only. However many staffs are at the exhibition and explain well, Most of them are NUS students and well known cultures well. So we enjoyed. And there are renewed for guest and comfortable. This house is originally...More

1  Thank Hiroshi317
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This tour is free. I enjoyed the story about the house, the architecture and the interiors. its like you can imagine how it was like living in that house and during those times in the history. Also, pls book ahead as limited people can join...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

NUS Baba House is just near Chinatown so if you are visiting there, you should not miss this. It is very well preserved and NUS also use it to evaluate conservation techniques and materials. You have to book the tickets online prior to the visit...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

If you're at all interested in historical architecture, this is a MUST SEE. It is a lovingly restored old Shop House in Chinatown, full of beautiful old antiques, photos and a fascinating look into the history of life in Singapore. You have to pre-book your...More

1  Thank Sue_Walker
Reviewed 2 March 2018

You have to book a guided tour of the house but don’t let that put you off. We had a fascinating guided tour covering social history and architecture of the late 19th and early 20th century period in Singapore. Ooh guide from the university was...More

1  Thank hamish660
Reviewed 17 January 2018

I've been at Baba House and I wasn't disappointed! It's a Peranakan House completely restored and the guide was sweet! Unluckily is forbidden make pictures and the third floor is completely empty (I was pretty disappointed by this since the guide was talking about a...More

2  Thank Beatrice A
Reviewed 1 January 2018

It was raining heavily, we were 15min early and asked if we could take shelter under the porch while waiting for the tour to begin. The staff informed very matter of factly that the gates will only be opened 5min before starting time. "Those are...More

Thank Irene T
Cfalp, Manager at NUS Baba House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Dear Ms Irene, We are very sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with us, and thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please be assured that we take all feedback seriously and will be looking into the matter. If there are...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

NUS baba house is a carefully restored house with Peranakan furnishing coupled addition of carefully curated furniture and household items to give visitors a good understanding of a Peranakan way of life. I booked 2 weeks in advance to secure a slot. The guide was...More

1  Thank Cheeps21
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Lovely staff and passionately interested,knowledgeable and genuine people. A bonus to the informative tour of the house, it’s environs and Singapore Peranakan culture. We were very glad to have read about it and booked in advance.

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Response from AyushBasu | Reviewed this property |
I have been to only the Baba House and I was not disappointed, I could not comment on the Peranakan house though. I do feel confident that the guide at Baba House was very knowledgeable.
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