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“Very interesting introduction to Southeast Asia 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 #28 of 564 things to do in Singapore
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Avignon/ France
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“Very interesting introduction to Southeast Asia culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Visiting and staying once a year in Singapore I decided to discover this museum as a flight attendant from Singapore Airlines recommended it warmly to me on my flight to Frankfurt to Changi airport, the stewardesses wearing a lovely Peranakan traditional costume. I visited most of the most famous museums in the world and was wondering about this one. I was not disappointed and I recommend it for curious visitors waning t to immerse in the Southeast Asian culture during their stay in Singapore. You will understand the mixed cultural origins of the inhabitants of the modern Singapore.

Visited January 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Great for short time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Afterwards go eating at he blue pantry when you enter the building on your right hand. Great traditional food. Good service as well.

Visited February 2013
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Kuching, Malaysia
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“very special storyline on Singapore's inhabitants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

In an old historic building the storyline is being told about the inhabitants of Singapore. The mixed families of Chinees, indian and Malay people shared their cultures and mingled into new cultural entities. A lovely museum to understand Singapores diverse cultures.

Visited November 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Interesting museum for the culturally curious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I really liked this Museum. It's only about 2.5 stories, and took me ~2 hours to go through the whole thing (I read almost everything). It's interesting to learn about the culture and history of the Peranakans, which is shared by many Singaporeans. In a city that's so global and modern, it's fun to learn about the history behind it. I didn't go to any other museums in Singapore (besides art museums), due to time constraints, so I don't have any comparisons. I came here because it was raining, so I had to cancel my other outdoor plans, but I'm glad I did. They have a student discount.

Visited January 2013
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Strong, Maine, United States
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“Quaint, endearing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Well I like funky local museums, too, and this one qualifies. Gives you a great look at the rich past of your Paranakan (Chinese Malaysian) friends. Loved the kitchen display the best.

Visited March 2012
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