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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...more
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39 Armenian Street Peranakan Museum, Singapore 179941, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was not aware of what the term "Peranakan" meant. In the past, Southeast Asia was an opportunity for trade and wealth and lured people to the area. Many stayed, married local women and the children of these unions are called Peranakans. Most are Chinese...More

Thank ianshamshey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Singapore has people with different nationality living together. The child of local woman of singapore and other ethnic origins is called "Peranakan". The museum gives me better understanding of Peranakans by guided tour and lots of exhibits, not just watch them but can be touched....More

Thank little_peg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I personally prefer this Museum to our National Museum. Find the latter to be a bit overwhelming, too much text, though still worth visiting if you are interested in an in depth understanding of Singapore's history. The Peranakan Museum is interesting mainly due to its...More

Thank pauyuen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interested to learn about the history of the people of the Straits Settlements. Probably need 1.5 hours to see it all (max).

Thank GeneralShamu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really didn't understand the word Peranakan, and trip here clarified this for us. Well laid out Museum, in a resplendent old Building, with plenty to look at from the racial mixes, through displays of weddings, Fashion, Religion, Food and day to day living. Very comfortable...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had my last visit during the Night Festival 2018. A museum well preserved and telling stories of peranakan (historically mix of Chinese and Malay heritage). Had a corner at ground floor for visitors to take IG photos with the props available-- fun! Just beware of...More

Thank cyc326
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating history combined with beautiful furnishings and other samples of artistry make this our favorite museum so far. We lucked upon this museum while attending a street festival, and were very happy we did. The worksmanship ranging from beadwork to furniture details are lovely.

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The entry fee of SG$13 is best justified if you take a tour, which I did and lasted about an hour. In terms of the exhibits, many are stunning and really informative though I felt that the ‘weddings’ section was a little large when I...More

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We came back here for another visit after a gap of nearly 4 years. It's still free for Singaporeans and PRs and is well worth the effort of visiting. $13 for foreigners is a bit steep, but is perhaps worth it if you would like...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is about the culture, customs and practices of Singaporean Chinese (Peranakan) including those married to other races. You need a good guide to explain to you the various stories connected with certain facets such as matrimony matters. But if you are not interested in...More

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ChicagoJanice22
4 March 2018|
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Response from Groundnuts | Reviewed this property |
I’ve not seen NUS Baba house. I suggest guided would be better if u are not familiar with Asian culture.
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Vikings3746
8 November 2017|
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Response from cherietomkins | Reviewed this property |
There is a shop there but sorry didn't go in
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joycelkp
17 March 2017|
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Response from Rahneida | Reviewed this property |
10.00 sg
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