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Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 7591
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Cultural curiosity

I tagged along a guided group. Some of the exhibits were very beautiful. The history of how this 'ethnic' group came about was most interesting. I learnt a lot. There were two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I tagged along a guided group. Some of the exhibits were very beautiful. The history of how this 'ethnic' group came about was most interesting. I learnt a lot. There were two school groups are up of little children. It's good to see that they are taught the Peranakan culture. I'm pleased I went. Enjoy the 45 mins or so.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I like the Peranakan Museum is the diferent design of the hand made beads slippers and the coustumes called sarong kubaya I dislike is the place is abit dark and not much to see

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely building and exhibits. This is a beautiful place to spend and hour or so soaking up the rich history of the Peranakans.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Doesn't take long to go around but very pleasant way to spend an hour or so whilst walking around. Very informative and some nice artifacts to look at.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you like culturally significant objects like bowls and spoons and beds and furniture you'll love this place. The building is beautiful and has a very calm energy. It tells the story of the peranakan/mixed race culture. outlines wedding traditions and historical ideas. Not large. Not to my taste. But well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Don't miss this great and very manageable museum detailing Singapore's history and its people. Great space, with great exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Peranakan developed a society in Singapore with its own language, customs and way of life. Never heard of them? This museum, very interactive, with docents available for interesting tours, is the place to go. A great respire in the middle of the day when a cool place is needed, or a retreat from the afternoon rain this is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I visited Peranakan musuem today to know who are the Peranakans, because before the visit i was a bit confused thinking that they are chinese immigrants. Peranakans is a old Malay language term used to name mix blooded people. It started by Strait chinese migrating to singapore and marrying local women which resulted into hokkien peranakan race. South hindu indian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were taken here by a local interesting to learn about the history of the peoples of Singapore. Also to see fashion development, furniture and religious influence .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I was surprised this museum focuses mainly on the Chinese Pernakan experience (more than the Chitty [Indian] or Jawi Peranakans). Still, lovely little museum. The best exhibits are the cultural connections piece and the photographs on the ground floor. Check out True Blue restaurant next door!

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