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“not to miss while visiting Singapore” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum
39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
65 6332 7591
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Ranked #23 of 331 attractions in Singapore
Type: Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Nyon, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“not to miss while visiting Singapore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

lost in middle of SG building wondering about history and culture ? this is an interesting place to visit to understand the origin and Peranakan identity

Visited June 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
11 helpful votes 11 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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Bordeaux, France
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2 helpful votes 2 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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108 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“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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