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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...more
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Very nicely sectioned. Day we went was not crowded, can browse at leisure within air-conditioned facility. Recommend to visit museums in renovated mansions & houses, along with this one. Soak it all in.
This is a a beautiful and very interesting Museum about the diverse Peranakans. We met a lady in the Arab District in a shop house. She had wonderful artefacts in the shop. She introduced us to the Peranakan Culture and told us stories of her...More
What a lovely museum to visit, so interesting to know & see the history & the beaded shoes are just amazing. Plenty to see & do while there & the gift shop downstairs to the right of the building when you exit is worth a...More
This is a museum devoted to Peranakan culture and all aspects of it. I liked the exhibits very much and the relaxing feel to the building. Very friendly staff. The exhibits focus on the customs and art of that ethnic group. Fascinating to be able...More
We had a most interesting afternoon going around the museum, learning about the history and cultural heritage of perankan culture. Such lovely and lively displays to show off such a great culture. A must visit for sure.
Disappointed this cost more than the fabulous Asian Civilisation Museum, but beside that, definitely worth a visit. Gorgeous old building and rickety floor boards! The staff were helpful and friendly.
The actual displays were fabulous. My son learned a lot about funerals and weddings from...More
Great guided tours and exhibits, with an interesting look at the past and specific cultures of Singapore. The general halls are free for locals but otherwise at a small fee . Despite it being a Saturday, the place was pleasant and not overcrowded.
Hi! Am planning, perhaps over-optimistically, to visit Marina Barrage, National Museum, Peranakan Museum, Gardens by the Bay, Esplanade - Theaters on the Bay, Kuan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, St. Andrew's Cathedral, Baba House, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Thian Hockey Keng Temple, Botanic Gardens, Zoo & Night Safari in the 5 days that we will be spending in Singapore. Is it doable by MRT & bus? Should we buy a standard ticket or an adult stored value one? How does one use a standard...More
November 21, 2013|
For 5 days get a stored value EZlink Card. Every thing other than the Zoo and night safari I would go by MRT. Get a taxi to the animal Parks.
Enough time to see Jurong Bird Park on stopover? (12 Replies)
Hi all I have an 8 hour layover in Singapore en route to Frankfurt from Melbourne. I arrive at 5:45am and depart at 2:00pm. I realise that Jurong Bird Park opens at 8:30am. Would I have adequate time to see the park if I got there when the gates open at 8:30am and leave 12pm to go back to the airport? How long would it take to get from Changi airport to Jurong via MRT? If it is too difficult to get to and from Jurong Bird Park from the airport, I thought alternatively of taking...More
September 12, 2014|
I may be answering my own question here, but I just looked at the map of Singapore and would the Botanic Gardens be a better option? I know I have said that I have been before, but I only spent a couple of hours there and didn't see everything. It seems that the Botanic Gardens runs on the 'yellow' line on the map, while the station at Changi is 'green. Where would I need to change MRT routes in order to go via public transport from Changi airport to Botanic Gardens? This also begs the...More
Asian Civilizations Museum vs. Peranakan Museum (5 Replies)
I am trying to decide which of these museums to visit. Is there one you prefer over the other?
April 09, 2017|
Haven't been to the Peranakan Museum, but the Asian Civilisation Museum kept me occupied for a good few hours, I found it immensely informative, with knowledgable staff and an astounding collection