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Overseas Chinese Museum

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The Chinese Diaspora

The success of the 1911 Chinese Revolution in overthrowing the Qing Dynasty is immensely attributed... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2019
ah tee s
Singapore, Singapore
Overseas Chinese Museum

I really enjoyed this museum and its displays. Entrance is free! Many people of Chinese descent... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
United States
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West of Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361001, China
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

The success of the 1911 Chinese Revolution in overthrowing the Qing Dynasty is immensely attributed to the financial support and contributions of the Overseas Chinese towards the revolutionary movement. The industrious spirit and entrepreneurship of the Overseas Chinese contributed greatly to the share of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank ah tee s
Reviewed July 18, 2018

I really enjoyed this museum and its displays. Entrance is free! Many people of Chinese descent from around the world, especially in the US and the Philippines, can trace their ancestry back to Fujian Province. The exhibits document the experience of the Chinese diaspora through...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

If you have time for one Museum, this is the one. Though mostly in Chinese, there is enough in English for most people to appreciate it. Regardless of where in the world you are from, it is a great way to see how the Chinese...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2016

Only 1 km from Xiamen University and Nanputuo Temple. Very educational. No entrance fees. Nice to go there on a hot or rainy day. I got an insight of people there struggled and lived in the e 1900s and also found out that Mr. Lucio...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank chris r
Reviewed June 12, 2016

Great place to learn about the live of early Chinese migrant workers to other parts of the world, especially South East Asia. The hardship they endure, the hardwork and created many successful entrepreneur and special culture developed from interaction and inter-marriage with locals. It also...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

Visited this museum, a full story about our ancestors who were living in China and migrated to Malaysia.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Being an oversea Chinese, it is interesting to be reminded the hardship our ancestors had experienced when they migrated oversea. Much of the oversea Chinese in Southeast Asia countries were migrated from Xiamen. Hence having this Overseas Chinese Museum make great sense specially for visitors...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank CharnP_13
Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

I was quite interested to see this museum but came away quite let down. The contents aren't very well laid out, follow no clear pattern, and is nearly all in Chinese (something a lot of Huaqiao can't read!). With a bit of effort, it could...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed August 21, 2015

An oasis of coolness and quiet in the summer throngs in Xiamen this is a fascinating place with excellent dioramas and well arranged exhibits of articles and documents relating to the period 100 years ago when the port was better known as Amoy. This was...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank rods47
Reviewed August 8, 2015

I found this museum by accident when I noticed the bus I was on stopped at 博物馆, and I got off the bus expecting to find the main city museum. This one was worth having a look around. It documents the experiences of the Chinese...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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