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Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 7591
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Description: 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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Its a little off the beaten track (ever so slightly) but its worth the time. Its great to wander around and to take it all in to learn about the peranakans. Great way to spend a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Its a little off the beaten track (ever so slightly) but its worth the time. Its great to wander around and to take it all in to learn about the peranakans. Great way to spend a few hours

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It was my first time to know about the old people in Singapore. Thought it was just from models, but I had a chance to understand more about the culture in Singapore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A fascinating insight into Peranakan culture in Singapore. A beautiful building, not too big so for those looking for a short burst of history, perfect.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I had no idea what is Peranakan until I've visited museum. It's very modern and neat, they have great explanations and also artefacts. Cloths, daily life installations, wedding, food. It's very interesting for kids and adults. No need to read boring endless explanations like in some museums. Here is easy - just stroll around and learn. Easily can stay there... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have to admit we didn't find this museum overall enjoyable. Probably if you had a specific interest in Peranakan history this would be different obviously. There was some outfits that were interesting to look at. The architecture of the venue however is beautiful and quite breathtaking. I would semi-recommend based mainly on the building.

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Normanville, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Ohboy! What a lifestyle they must have had . Never seen so much GOLD! Guides offered (at a price ), but easy to get around yourselves. Very well worth a visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Peranakan (Chinese and Malay marriages) story is special and worth preserving since they have virtually melded into society in the region. The artifacts and stories on exhibit are fabulous and offer a fine cultural lens into the region.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a very visually well laid out museum, extremely interesting and informative. And most importantly when you've had enough of the humidity outside its cool and peaceful inside.

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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum traces the rich history of the Paranakan ancestry and its direct connection to the Singapore culture. The Docent did a great job of taking us back in time and fully explaining the customs land traditions of the Parankans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Visit the museum if you want to understand local Singaporean culture and traditions. The museum showcases traditional cultural artefacts and traditions of the locally born (Peranakan) Singaporeans . This is done using a thematic display of traditional artefacts, multimedia exhibits, interactive displays and dioramas. Articles of traditional clothing, jewelry, artifacts used during special ceremonies, household furniture and utensils are on... More 

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Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 7591
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore

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