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“Small museum in a fantastic building”
Review of Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum
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Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice...
Ranked #42 of 867 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 5, 2012 via mobile

The content of the museum is interesting and informative but for me I found much of the exhibits a little too recent for my liking. There was not enough emphasis on the past history and more weighted to the recent history.

However the displays were well laid out and presented and informative in the labels provided.

I did enjoy the building and found the architecture and quality of this museum really stealing the show.

Cheap entrance fee is also a plus.

Thank Harisap
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Do you know Peranakan?
It's worth a visit to Peranakan Museum Singapore in order to understand more on culture of Peranakan group and also of Singapore.
Young people, museum is not only meant for primary school students. It can be an eye-opening outing with friends as well.

For foreigner, the entrance fee is SD6.
It can be reached from City Hall Mrt plus some walking.

Thank bluey_way
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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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