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“Great museum to explore your Chinese roots”
Review of Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum
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$49.45*
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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.
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Peranakans are mixed-race Sinaporeans, but the museum seemed to be mostly themed around Chinese heritage. Lovely old building, and displays were very educational.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Okay, finally I made it here to visit the gorgeous Peranakan Museum

I took bus No. 36 (stopped at SMU, then took around 5 mins walk) to the Peranakan Museum. It looks absolutely stunning of its Peranakan architecture, which is very fond of pastel colors and intricate designs.

Get to know more about the Peranakan history and its stories, here is the place. Under the great influence from China, India and western style, the style of Peranakan is unique. I enjoyed seeing the most was the beautiful china in the house. Renowned for the colourful and decorative pattern.

The True Blue Cafe in the house is very stylish too, I was impressed. However, taste of food was.... so-so, but quite costly. For example, I ordered one 'tofu salad', it came up with a tofu unpacked from container without any treatment. It served with some beans and then it costs SGD 7+ ? Seriously... very simple dish which I can make better... anyhow, I think it absolutely goes for its location and environment..

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

We were privelaged to be taken by our friend Penny who does tours at the Museum. Although we have been and have some knowledge of Singpore history it was stimulating and interesting to go through the history of the mixed cultural origins of the inhabitants of the modern Singapore of today. For the small fee and location we would recommend it to everyone.

Thank omahdarwin
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

The Peranakans evolved as a distinct minority social group from the marriage of rich foreign traders and local Malay women. The museum has a superb collection of amazing artifacts: incredible furniture and tableware, and many items relating to wedding ceremonies. The tour we took was excellent and well worth the small fee.

Thank NomadicmanTA
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

I recommend to visit the Museum when the volunteer guide is available to guide you as there are many infomations and fact to hear from them.
If you are a Museum person, I definitly recommend this one.

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