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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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Ranked #24 of 338 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good place to learn about Peranakan culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
22 helpful votes 22 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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“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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