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Peranakan Museum

39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
65 6332 7591
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Ranked #22 of 333 attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's a perfect place to you to holiday with your beloved one which love history. Here can explain everything about peranakan.

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A great day out for the family with little treasure hunting activity for the young ones. A great insight to the lives and history of peranakans.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We enjoyed this museum, we had wanted to explore some of Singapore's history. The museum of course is quite specific to these one people and it would be nice to have visited a bigger museum on the greater history of the country.

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Hong Kong, China
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very close to the National Museum of Singapore, this less visited museum is a gem. You'll find out more about Nyonya and Baba (descendents from China): their lives and deaths, the food culture and the traditional marriage etc. There is an English-speaking guided tour every hour. The old house that accommodates the museum is already a heritage in itself.

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Brisbane, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

The museum is not very big but very interesting and well worth an hour or so of your time. Provides an insight into an interesting aspect of Singapore history.

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Brisbane, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great museum - variety of display styles - video, interactive for children, free tour, cheap entry. This was my second visit and I will be happy to return for a third - there is so much information here.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After doing a lot of touristy non cultural things I was craving some culture - this was perfect. It's a charming little museum that packs in a lot and is a good way to spend a couple of hours inside from the heat.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This museum focuses on a niche of singapores history and culture - that of Chinese merchants coming down into the Malay peninsula, marrying Malay women and a unique and interest culture that grew out of this. The museum is very well laid out and easy to follow. Gorgeous items are on display including furniture, jewelry, clothing etc.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have visited only once and left with the feeling that I had to go back at least once more, since I did not take enough time to see everything. The Peranakan heritage and history is a very specific and beautiful one. They had a delicate taste in decorations, fashion and furniture. Interesting!

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Top Contributor
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381 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Found this when I went to the national museum.well laid out and informative it tells you about aspects of Singaporean society you would otherwise unaware of.certainly worth a visit.

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