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Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 7591
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The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in...

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 objects. Galleries on three floors illustrate the cultural traditions and the distinctive visual arts of the Peranakans. The Peranakan Museum provides a stimulating and educational experience for all, while representing the living culture of the Peranakan community in the region. The museum is a component of the Asian Civilisations Museum, operating under the National Heritage Board.

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It's the museum that show how great of Peranakan people or you can call half Chinese half Singaporian. Nice to visit here and don't miss.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Bangkok, Thailand
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's the museum that show how great of Peranakan people or you can call half Chinese half Singaporian. Nice to visit here and don't miss.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be sure to get there to take the tour. The guide was interesting, knowledgeable, and a great teacher.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeted by a marble statue of Queen Victoria, presented by Chinese merchants for her Golden Jubilee in 1889, the visitor enters a museum environment designed to convey the complexity of Singapore's naturalized populations descended from Chinese, Indian, Malay and Arab ancestry.

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Chamonix, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a must to visit for me ,as it gave us the possibility to understand and learn about the inhabitants of beautiful Singapure .The best to do is to be there either shortly before 11 am or 2 pm as free guided tours start .The nice lady that was taking care of us was an history professor as they... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in Singapore and the foundations of this country, you should start at this museum. I recommend a tour - with a Singaporean - as the guides perspective adds to the fascinating exhibits here.

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Thank Sandra B
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum helps to enlighten the public on the background of the Peranakans, a less-understood ethnic group in Singapore. The guided tours last about an hour in regular intervals, and there are many exhibits within the three floors for the visitor to enjoy.

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Thank Edward L
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are planning to visit several Baba houses (as we did), then it's probably not worth visiting this museum as well as it covers much of the same ground culturally.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is in a beautiful old building. Starting with an introduction to Peranakan culture that developed on the Malay peninsular many centuries ago, the exhibitions upstairs explain their religious beliefs, their wedding ceremonies, their wonderful cuisine and beautiful art. Excellent museum and well worth a visit.

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Thank NLThompson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is vey well done and explains the backbone of Singapore - the Peranakans. A result of the settlement of Chinese and coexistence with local Malay. A free guided tour is a great introduction and provided for me an enriched view and perspective I wouldn't do think I would have received from the displays alone - although they are... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In this museum, you will be able to understand the origins of Peranakans, their culture and lifestyle and also famous Peranakan personalities who have contributed to nation-building in Singapore. A must-see for visitors interested in local culture.

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