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The Intan

69 Joo Chiat Terrace, Singapore 427231, Singapore
+65 6440 1148
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A delightful afternoon outing

My friends thought we were just going to visit a home museum but the takeaway was far greater than... read more

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ROCKSNSTONES
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SINGAPORE
A life-enriching walk down memory lane

Where do I begin to explain the magic of this place? Let me start at the beginning. I was born in... read more

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mylomagtoto
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Emeryville, California
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VISITS ARE STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENTS Founded in 2003, The Intan is a Peranakan heritage home-museum. The brainchild of antique collector and owner Alvin Yapp, The Intan (meaning 'rose-cut diamond' in Malay) enlightens its guests about the multi-facetted aspects of Peranakan culture through a kaleidoscope of rare historical artefacts, intriguing personal stories, and authentic dining experiences. Located in the heart of Joo Chiat, a traditional Peranakan enclave and Singapore's first heritage town (2011), The Intan offers personalised tours conducted by Alvin, which culminate with authentic Peranakan tea sessions and dinners inspired by his mother. The Intan also doubles up as a unique event space, having hosted a variety of activities that included jewellery exhibitions, art shows and violin recitals. Voted Best Overall Experience in Singapore's inaugural Museum Roundtable Awards, The Intan has been featured internationally on CNN Travel, Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Singapore Travelholic lists The Intan as the top 5 Peranakan activities to do in Singapore. With a vision to promote Peranakan culture beyond Singapore, The Intan's collection has been showcased in places such as Croatia, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Moscow, London and Barcelona.
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69 Joo Chiat Terrace, Singapore 427231, Singapore
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Reviewed yesterday

My friends thought we were just going to visit a home museum but the takeaway was far greater than my expectations. Alvin regaled us with stories and nuggets of information. The nonya kueh that he treated us to was also superb and it was like...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Where do I begin to explain the magic of this place? Let me start at the beginning. I was born in Singapore but moved when I was a little girl. There was something about my annual trips back to visit family in Singapore that left...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Intan is a tiny place packed with Peranakan historical nuggets. Be prepared to be bedazzled by the musically talented host and be enthralled by his animated charm.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My friend and I visited The Intan about 2 weeks back to interview Alvin Yapp for our project work on Peranakan Art. Alvin was very helpful in providing us the answers we were looking for and offering up non-textbook answers based on his personal experience....More

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Eugene_RyanC, Public Relations Manager at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed the visit and that you managed to take away exactly what you were looking for! As an award winning private museum, we always strive to provide the best experience possible! Alvin is always willing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Mr Alvin Yapp is very welcoming and willing to share his experience with us! Learnt about more about Peranakan art and culture!!More

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Eugene_RyanC, Public Relations Manager at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us! As an award winning private museum, we always strive to provide the best experience possible! Alvin is very passionate about the Peranakan culture and is always excited to share his...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Personalized and immersive experience! Alvin was fantastic! Don't miss this chance to know more about Alvin and Peranakan culture!

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Eugene_RyanC, Public Relations Manager at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us! As an award winning private museum, we always strive to provide the best experience possible!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was glad that I came to visit this place. Such a great Peranakan Experience! In there, you will find rich content about the Peranakan culture. Love the authentic kuek kuek too... If you are looking for heritage trail, this is the place you should...More

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Eugene_RyanC, Public Relations Manager at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! As an award winning private museum, we take a lot of pride when it comes to presenting the rich Peranakan history, striving to only provide the most authentic experience possible!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a gem in the East. I felt right at home the minute I stepped in. I was greeted by warm and gracious host, Alvin Yapp, who took time to explain everything you need to know about Peranakan Culture. I had the pleasure...More

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Eugene_RyanC, Public Relations Manager at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! We are glad that you felt at home! As an award winning private museum, we always strive to provide the best experience possible! Alvin is an avid collector and takes a lot of pride in hand picking his collection! He...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been almost a most since I had the chance to visit The Intan and I must admit I still had flashes of the place and the stories I heard. It must be due to the great delivery of the history and folklore by...More

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Eugene_RyanC, Public Relations Manager at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us! As an award winning private museum, we always strive to provide the best experience possible! Alvin is very passionate about the Peranakan culture and is always excited to share his...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic trip that tells you so much about the peranakan culture. The host is very friendly and makes the whole trip so interesting. Excellent.More

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Eugene_RyanC, Public Relations Manager at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us! As an award winning private museum, we always strive to provide the best experience possible! Alvin is very passionate about the Peranakan culture and takes a lot of pride in...More

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Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of
Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group
descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay
families in the 15th century. The neighbourhood is
packed with colourful shops, local characters, and
quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners
enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy
noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are
...More
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Colin R
24 May 2017|
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Response from Alvin_Yapp | Property representative |
Hello . For a 2 person private visit. the cost is $85 per person
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Geeyian
16 February 2017|
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Response from Alvin_Yapp | Property representative |
For a 2 person visit, the cost is $85 per person
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George B
17 November 2016|
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Response from Alvin_Yapp | Property representative |
Hi . Bus 33 from the city gets you closest to where we are . You can stop at the tembeling/Joo Chiat place bus stop n its a 7 min walk from there. Paya lebar station is the nearest train station . Ask directions to for Joo... More
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