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Peranakan Museum

39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
65 6332 7591
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Ranked #25 of 336 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This place was well worth the look, it's a Museum full of History and a Lifestyle that tells its own story, Furniture and Fabric Pieces are beautiful, staff were very helpful and happy to talk about anything you wanted to know more about. Cost to enter was minimal.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This lovely building was formerly a school and is located in Armenian Street. Inside you will find a showcase of artefacts and wares which bring you back to a bygone era. There are 3 levels and 10 galleries. Level 1 begins with the origins of the Peranankan people and their culture which depicts a traditional wedding that lasts over a... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

For visitors to Singapore, this should be a must see as it highlights a very important but probably not the most well known aspect of Singapore culture - the Peranakans. In summary, the Peranakans refers to the Chinese living in the Straits Settlement States of Melacca, Penang and Singapore. You can definitely see the influence of the local malay culture... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Everything Peranakan here - something we want to know of that have existed here for centuries! Their wedding style, cutleries, dressings, lifestyle etc Like many other museums, I don'tthink it's an ideal place for children Free entry for Singapore citizens

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice. I kinda like the museums as I love history. Learn and understand the practices and traditions of the Peranakans, aka BaBa.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First time visiting this place and it was seated on a quiet street. The building itself is a heritage and well maintained. It was a 3 storey building. We were greeted with very friendly elderly customer service officers and always smiling.. We were told that there will be tour guides but we decided to explore on our own. The first... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Peranakan museum was in a charming street and we were fascinated by the museum displays covering different aspects of Peranakan life - marriage, food, death etc. It was good to get away from the hustle and bustle of Orchard Rd and learn a bit about the history and culture of the area. Recommended.

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