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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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.