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Peranakan Museum

39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
65 6332 7591
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Ranked #18 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Came here with our 4 year old daughter for a quick visit. Entrance is free for Singaporeans and PRs so that's a bonus. Displays were all quite interesting: especially since it was my first visit having lived for many years in Singapore. Not too much to keep young children entertained though.

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Singapore
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit and learn about Peranakan culture from the displays and artefacts. There is small homely cafe on the side of the museum.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

China, India, Malay, Indonesia with a sprinkling of European salt make for a tasty cultural mix. Focusing on the Chinese of Singapore, I leared how this community became seasoned with elements from other cultures. Glad I took the docent led tour having the exhibits explained in greater detail. This was my favorite museum in Singapore.

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The exhibits were too staid and lifeless. The Peranakan culture is all about life, colour, music, and food, and we need to see more of that at the museum. Bring in the "live" Peranakan in the country to share their stories , have more interactive exhibitions.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Interesting insight into the Peranakan culture - I learnt who they are and how they live. Some nice displays of typical houses, clothing, weddings etc. It is a good way to spend a rainy afternoon, but by it's nature the subject matter is limited.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The most incredible porcelain, textiles, jewellery, furniture, clothing, accessories and everything in between are stored in this beautiful old school building. I had found out a little about the Peranakan culture before I went to the museum but nothing prepared me for the treasures I found inside. I had even visited the Asian Civilisations museum where there was a Peranakan... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A must see to understand traditional Singaporean culture and Nonya food. A relaxing respite from the heat and shopping :) The souvenir store is run by a gem of a lady. Well worth a visit :)

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It was a nice visit at the museum, specially because I was able to join a guided tour for free in Portuguese.. heheeh I super recommend a visit at the museum, specially during the Singapore Night Festival.

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Bermuda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went with a friend who hadn't been here either. Well organised and the displays were beautiful. Certainly gave you the history of the Peranakan which was lovley.Also had an elevator which accommadated those who have trouble with stairs.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Singapore is fascinating and we wanted to learn more about local culture. The Peranakan Museum was great for us: it is not too extensive and it is informative. Do try to have a guided tour. Our guide (they are all volunteers) was very informative and gave clear answers to our questions. She was a very nice person and just made... More 

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