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“Good place to learn about Peranakan culture” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum
39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
65 6332 7591
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Owner description: 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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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good place to learn about Peranakan culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This museum showcase the Peranakan culture, dresses, housewares...etc. Free guided tours are available in English, Mandarin and Japanese at selected timings.

Visited June 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

we went there during the night festival, when entrance to the museum's free. i think, the most interesting exhibit for me was the peranakan marriages..=)

Visited August 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely little museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is a relatively small museum but it is full of fascinating information, clothes and customs of the Peranakan People

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Charming little museum....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Singapore is good with museums - straightforward, nothing too flashy. Just well presented and interesting. This museum is no exception. Foreign tourists may not find the "Emily of Emerald Hill" exhibit as fascinating as residents of Emerald Hill or SG residents with a lifelong understanding of SG family/social life. I am guessing that if you have grown up in this culture, the characters depicted in this play - and their quirky characteristics - would resonate. The tea shop next door is tiny and quaint - sweet staff. A little pricey. Not the place for a hoarde of ravenous teenage boys.....

Visited September 2012
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“A quiet corner of our history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This little museum is cozy and neat. It has interesting exhibits of our Peranakan culture. When I visit, I feel like I'm going back in time to somewhere in my childhood. I always enjoy a visit there.

Visited September 2012
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