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Peranakan Museum
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Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting
Ranked #36 of 847 things to do in Singapore
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Owner description: 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 objects. Galleries on three floors illustrate the cultural traditions and the distinctive visual arts of the Peranakans. The Peranakan Museum provides a stimulating and educational experience for all, while representing the living culture of the Peranakan community in the region. The museum is a component of the Asian Civilisations Museum, operating under the National Heritage Board.
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

This was very educational as even though I had visited Singapore many times I had nevery known about this museum or the Pernakan people.

Thank LesleyHall
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Small but well-organised museum depicting the history of the first 'true' Singaporeans. A lovely mix of Chinese and Malay cultures, the Peranakans were the rich, founders of modern Singapore. They ornate houses and flamboyant culture is still apparent in modern Singapore. Not the best museum in Singapore but worth a peak if you have time.

Thank Dekakuri
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

I had been to this museum many year ago and recently due to the free entry offered to Local. I went there again. I cannot remember my last visit but the recent one was great. I got to know the history of Baba and Nyonya more and it mentioned peranakan history from Malaysia and Singapore.

You can view the clothes, the utensil, the house, the setting..their culture and arts. This is worth visiting and really interesting.

Thank AmethystAme
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

This museum is near Clark Quay and it has the history of the people of Singapore. I learnt a lot from going to this museum about the mix of people in Singapore and their traditions,

Thank pink63
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

A small but very informative museum, packed with colourful exhibits to inform the visitor about most aspects of Peranakan life and culture. An interesting contrast with the attraction of the same name in Penang: this one is about eduacting you, the Penang one more about getting a feel for living in a large wealthy Peranakan house.

Much more interesting overall than the nearby National Museum.

Thank MacDaddyinSing
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