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Eurasian Heritage Centre

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Address: 139 Ceylon Road Eurasian Community House | Eurasian Community House, Singapore 429744, Singapore
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A small but interesting museum

A bit off the tourist trail, but well worth the trek both to have a meal at Quentin's Eurasian restaurant (see separate review) but also to visit the small but fascinating museum... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice tour with knowledgeable tourguide! A nice overview of the role of Eurasians (Portugese, British and Dutch roots) in Singapores' history. The "war room" is very interesting and showing the hard life under the Japanese occupation. Recommended not only for Eurasians, but for all Singaporeans and Tourists!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

A bit off the tourist trail, but well worth the trek both to have a meal at Quentin's Eurasian restaurant (see separate review) but also to visit the small but fascinating museum which chronicles the history and background of Eurasians in Singapore; their emergence in the region; and their specific experiences in World War 2 including internship for many civilians... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

The Eurasian Heritage Centre is a museum located in the Eurasian Community House. Eurasians are primarily an ethnic mix between the local Asians and colonising Europeans. Hence, Eurasians may have Portuguese, Dutch or British ancestry. On Wednesday 4th November 2015, my wife and I visited the Heritage Centre. On the ground floor, there was a Eurasian Showcase Display room which... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Came here today whilst exploring the Katong area. Although it doesn't fully open until 10am, the gallery on the entry level was actually open for visitors at 9am... Unfortunately the WW2 gallery on the 4th floor hadn't yet opened. The ground floor gallery was small, but contained some interesting information and displays about the Eurasian community in Singapore.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Little did I know that a whole culture existed with mixes of various European and Asian cultures until I came to this heritage center near Katong in Singapore. Yes, there are cultural and ethnic mixes all over the world, but this mix is unique and are an important part of the development of South East Asia. The museum was tiny... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Well worth visiting if you are interested in the history of Singapore. Free to visit. Ground floor has a small but interesting general display, but go upstairs to the display about the Japanese Occupation of Singapore during World War Two. Attractive cafe too which I didn't have a chance to try, but looked very nice. Take a taxi or bus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

My dad experienced WW2 as a Eurasian and this brought back a number of memories both good and bad. If you are at all connected to Eurasians who went through this - it is well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Wow. Iv'e walked past this place many times and often wondered what it is like. So finally, last month, my friends and I decided to go there for dinner. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next night and two days later for lunch. You have a choice of food with a Portuguese twist and Asian/ Peranakan food,... More 

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