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Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 7591
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Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum on Armenian Street very near to National Museum is worth visting. Giving you an idea how Peranakan formed from different Races.You cannot understand Singaporians... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Patiala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Peranakan Museum on Armenian Street very near to National Museum is worth visting. Giving you an idea how Peranakan formed from different Races.You cannot understand Singaporians unless you have some idea of Peranakan, Different cultures beautifully displayed at different Floors of This Museum. If you want to know Singapore must visit this Museum.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A very nice, cozy museum that houses many ornamental pieces of the late Peranakan heritage. The beautiful and skillfully crafted pieces on display really shows the wealthy and tasteful Paranakan culture.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is well worth a visit just to see the beautiful architecture of the building. This was built in the early 1900s and was originally a girls school. This is my favorite building in Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Embarrassing to reveal that I didn't know this museum existed. Very glad I discovered it and learn a lot. Located in a old building of more than 100 years old and surprise to learn that was the founding premises of Tao Nan Primary School. The interactive videos added a sense of personal touch to the quiet displays. The embossing stamps... More 

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Baguio, Philippines
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Really enjoyed the experience at the Peranakan museum because it's so full of history of Peranakan and it's has really modern and interactive experience as you're tasked to find hidden clues in rooms as you get to learn in the process. I find that quite refreshing for a museum as it really helps you enjoy the learning process and while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It is very informative and the displays are great. A lot to learn one visit might not be enough. I spent about 2 hours and had to skip some of the information but I would go back. Very interesting, good preserved articles. It was great being able to learn about the Peranakan culture. It goes in depth with the wedding... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Interesting if you have never been to traditional places in Indonesia and wants to have a little education about its traditions and culture. But this is not about Singapore.

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Singaraja, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This museum is full of information and how the mix of cultures have developed over the years. Peranakans are the descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to to the Malay archipelago and British Malaya (now Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore) between the 15th and 17th centuries. I was most impressed with the wife of the late Lee Kuan Yew. Kwa Geok... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had a guide who brought us to the major exhibits. It was very informative. I had never thought about how the Chinese intermarrying Malays affected the local culture. We looked at pieces that at first appeared Chinese but were actually locally made by Chinese Malays. The Malay versions tend to have brighter colors. Since these were trading families, many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is very much a museum to promote the identity of Singapore. Exhibits are nothing extraordinary but s good summary of the people that make up Singapore.

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

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