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Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 7591
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The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in...

The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. Installed in the former Tao Nan Chinese School, built in 1912, this intimate museum possesses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan objects. Galleries on three floors illustrate the cultural traditions and the distinctive visual arts of the Peranakans. The Peranakan Museum provides a stimulating and educational experience for all, while representing the living culture of the Peranakan community in the region. The museum is a component of the Asian Civilisations Museum, operating under the National Heritage Board.

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Interesting place for those interested in the history of Southeast Asia and particularly Singapore!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting place for those interested in the history of Southeast Asia and particularly Singapore!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really very interesting museum. So good to see Singapore's Peranakan heritage finally captured and displayed. Well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been interested in Peranakan culture for only a short time and I love how this museum takes you through the journey of a peranakan from birth to death and language to food. Everything is displayed and explained in detail and you can even sit and listen while you have more aspects of this culture explained to you through a... More 

Thank S P
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting museum explaining one of Singapore's cultural groups. Beautifully restored building housing the displays. Learnt a lot by visiting this museum, well worth spending some time in for those people who are interested in Singapore and its past.

Thank Mathilda J
Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often overlooked amidst a sea of other museums (such as the nearby ACM), the Peranakan Museum provides a great deal of cultural value at a relatively low price, all within a traditional setting. We learned a great deal about one of the native Singaporean cultures, costumes, and cuisines, all while enjoying a great guided tour. For first-time visitors to Singapore,... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well done and interesting museum that is worth checking out. It's inexpensive at $6 per adult and I recommend enjoying the exhibits and cool air. The building itself is lovely.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for family outing with friends. It's free for citizen and PRs. Cozy environment and you get to see Peranakan lifestyles in the ... 60s

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well organized display rooms in a gorgeous old well maintained building. Was curious and learned a lot about this group and their roots.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum arises the awareness towards the ethnical group of the Peranakan, which itself had a big place in Singapore's history. Origins, Appearnce in Public Life, Food, Weddings, Religion.. this museum represents all aspects of the Peranakan people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Singapore is an interesting mix of people and this museum highlights that so well. I particularly liked the photographic exhibition on the ground floor floor that set the stage for the rest of the displays. The marriage rituals were also very interesting.We had lunch in a nearby restaurant, "True Blue" which also runs the Museums' gift shop. Give both places... More 

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