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Review of Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum
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$49.51*
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Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting
Ranked #36 of 826 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 31, 2012

This museum has a great collection both in quality and variety of Peranakan artifacts but unless you know a little about the Peranakan culture it may well be lost on you as a culture struggling to survive in modern Singapore.

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Great museum to visit even if you know a lot about the subject. So many photographs and artifacts, we also enjoyed watching the video presentation of Emily... The staff at the front desk even helped us when we said we wanted to go to JooChiat, and directed us to Bus # 12, which stops right in front of the museum. We had a delicious laksa at East Coast Rd there and took many pics of beautifully restored houses in the area.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

It was time for me to sit while the wife had a look around; she was impressed with the layout of each area that show cased different types culture, silk and pottery. Not for the kids if I had kids with me it would have been the ice cream shop while she looked around. You need to asked when it is open the day we went it didn’t open until after lunch. Yes to stairs about 4 flights no lift

Thank Bill N
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Explains very well the initial Chinese immigrants and they integration into the society and after. Very rich in heritage. Maybe the museum should have a good peranankan restaurant run a small eatery so visitors understand with their taste buds the richness in heritage for the cross between Chinese, Eurasian and Malay cooking

Thank sunlover_intokyo
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

What an interesting museum, and so well set up for kids. Especially school age kids, there are a lot of interesting hands-on activities. It is all in a wonderful old historic house, just beautuful, with wonderfully interesting exhibits on every floor. Very glad I went.

Thank maliwoo
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