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Peranakan Museum

39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
65 6332 7591
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Ranked #26 of 336 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Varna, Bulgaria
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48 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Nice ethnographic exposition. A lovely place to spend an hour. You have to gather some stamps on a special paper - a nice way to make children (and adults) look carefully!Not expensive admission.

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Cairns, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Second visit to this Museum the last visit being 4 years ago, it's had an upgrade since then, the museum has guided tours or you can just wander around, we would recommend a guided tour, our tour guide was Janice, she was very knowledgable and made the museum trip more interesting and informative. The museum offers a great insight into... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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