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Peranakan Museum

39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
65 6332 7591
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Ranked #24 of 346 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Warsaw, Poland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Free tickets to the Peranakan Museum we have received at the hotel. Museum is a three storey building, but it seems to be rather small. We were there an hour before closing and we were the only guests. You can find there a history of Peranakan civilization in Asia. The biggest attraction for children probably will be collecting special stamps.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a neat musuem which has about 3-4 storeys of different sections of the Peranakan areas such as weddings, religion, textiles and much more. It's quite informative and definitely an eye-opener. Definitely recommend this for anyone who is visiting Singapore & interested in getting to know the locals and history abit more.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We did not know anything about the Peranakan's so found this to be a worthwhile stop. The museum only takes about an hour to tour. Pretty building. Not a "must see" but certainly worth a stop it time allows.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Fascinating museum. A well planned museum, as it breaks the different galleries down into specific subjects. From basic explanation of 'Peranakan' origins, to Weddings, Religion, Fashion, feasting and much more! Amazing artefacts, which are so well preserved. I was truly amazed by the Auspicious Designs exhibition. This was a display of vibrant Batik Altar Cloths. The quality of cloth on... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

For those textile and decorative art lovers out there, make sure you visit the museum. I found it delightful in both the displays and in the ambience. Very informative.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is worth a visit - you only need a couple of hours. The collection gives you a window into another culture - look out for the wonderfully fine beaded embroidery.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Loved this museum! Everything is so well presented and the detailed artefacts are magnificent! This was my first trip to Singapore and I stumbled upon this museum- and it turned out to be my favourite! A fascinating insight into the mixed race culture in Singapore!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Peranakan Museum is in the heart of Singapore. It is a great first museum if you know nothing of the Peranakan people in South East Asia. Rather than give you a detailed history, the museum is arranged to introduce the most significant characteristics of the culture including wedding rituals, traditional family roles, and craft works commonly produced by Peranakan... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We travel a lot so I tend to like to find unique museums as some of them like the major art and natural history museums tend to blend together after you have seen some of them! This was a very interesting museum about the Peranakan, something I had never even heard of until I went to Singapore. I highly recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful exhibition pieces, well organized in 10 galleries, covering all aspects of Peranakan life. There's a bit of a search game to keep young ones interested. Amazing batiks, furniture, interesting stories. Guess it can save you a trip to Mallaca. Well worth a visit.

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