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Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 7591
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A must visit for anyone who loves history

This is a gem of a museum. It features information that was entirely new to my husband and I especially about the diverse group of people who founded Singapore. All the displays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Princeton New Jersey
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Princeton New Jersey
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a gem of a museum. It features information that was entirely new to my husband and I especially about the diverse group of people who founded Singapore. All the displays and information were excellently presented. It made a lasting impression on us.

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perth
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A very interesting and well displayed history of the early melting pot that is Singapore. The museum is situated in a well maintained older building over 3 floors. Well done curators. $6 entry well spent.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Peranakan Museum is no ordinary museum but one that opens one's eyes to a culture that can only be found in this part of the world. Very distinctive and rich in their cultural heritage and till this day, the Peranakan People are so proud of their rich heritage and contribution to the Singapore Society. I strongly recommend a whole... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Very informative and interactive museum that gives great insight into Singaporean and Malay Peninsula history and culture. The walk through displays are nicely spaced, with sitting spots here and there. Some video/headphone displays are a little lengthy and only one person can use them. So choose a quiet week day time to visit or allow extra time. There are guided... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Very interesting visit, conveniently located with a lot to learn about the life of old local family. Worth a two hours visit

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CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Don't bother with the free guided tour, it's much better to go at your own pace. Got a good feel for how the many cultures came together here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lovely museum, we enjoyed learning about the Peranakan people and seeing the beautiful furniture, artefacts and clothes. Recommend seeing it, it's quite small so only takes an hour or so to see around.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Knowing absolutely nothing about Peranakan culture, I visited the museum after reading the positive TA reviews. The museum is well organized. The exhibits offer a glimpse into this fascinating culture. There are a few interactive exhibits. I especially enjoyed the textiles, jewelry, and furniture.

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East Anglia, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My being from the other side of the planet, inevitably I was starting way back in my general knowledge of the background to Singapore, but none the less this museum provided a lot of useful cultural information on the current Singaporean citizens and I felt I was able to learn and appreciate a lot more of this amazing country from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Lovely welcome. Exhibits well laid out in this cool building. I love the way Singaporeans celebrate their diversity. Very helpful in understanding the positive mix that makes up Singapore

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