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Peranakan Museum

39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
65 6332 7591
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Ranked #24 of 314 attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

this museum paints a very interesting story of the Peranakan people, which is closely linked to the history and food heritage of Singapore. The exhibits on display are impressive, and the guided tours are certainly a must! Certainly well worth the entrance fee!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I and my friend come to see the museum and find out many interesting exhibited. many of my friends even don't notice that they have this museum here. i love them though.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This museum certainly did not disappoint. I was surprised many locals are not aware of this museum, so I was fortunate to read about this attraction here on Tripadvisor. The museum has an excellent display of everything one needs to know about the fascinating Peranakan culture and how it has evolved over the years. The guided tour is a must,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My friend and I planned an hour at this museum, but we ended up spending the whole afternoon there as there were so many interesting exhibits and artefacts showcasing the rich culture and heritage of the Peranakan people. We were impressed with the guided tour and the knowledge of the tour guide there. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A charming, well organized and very informative museum that documents the history of multiethnic people in this part of the world. Excellent displays of artifacts and supportive information will please any visitor. Well worth a visit.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Visited the museum on Sunday 23 March. Not too busy and we managed to join a guided tour which was enlightening. Recommended.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is one of the museums that I thoroughly enjoyed and went back within 3 months. The artefacts they have are vast and elaborate. Gives you an insight into the culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Good conversion of an older building with a nice airy feel and unusually light for a museum. Very fine collection particularly of textiles and furniture. Great display of Baba kitchen also.

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Geraldton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Went in knowing nothing of Peranakan culture, came out impressed with the colour and diversity of it all. Which has to be win! Effectively what this museum is is a celebration of the combination of cultures that has gone on in certain sections of the Singaporean population. The museum takes care to discuss not only the historical aspects of this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I stumbled across the Peranakan Museum completely by accident, as was pleasantly surprised. I would highly recommend this museum to anyone who is interested in learning more about the people who live in Singapore and their interesting culture history. The exhibits are arranged into a variety of different Peranakan life stages, including marriage, and host displays of clothes and intricate... More

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