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“Recommended dose of culture”
Review of Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum
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Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting
Ranked #33 of 809 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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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Recommended dose of culture”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

After doing a lot of touristy non cultural things I was craving some culture - this was perfect. It's a charming little museum that packs in a lot and is a good way to spend a couple of hours inside from the heat.

Visited June 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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  • German first
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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Unique and fascinating”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

This museum focuses on a niche of singapores history and culture - that of Chinese merchants coming down into the Malay peninsula, marrying Malay women and a unique and interest culture that grew out of this. The museum is very well laid out and easy to follow. Gorgeous items are on display including furniture, jewelry, clothing etc.

Thank Grant M
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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139 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Charming museum”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have visited only once and left with the feeling that I had to go back at least once more, since I did not take enough time to see everything.

The Peranakan heritage and history is a very specific and beautiful one. They had a delicate taste in decorations, fashion and furniture.


Visited March 2014
1 Thank Tangobabe1
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London, United Kingdom
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1,094 reviews
782 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 603 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Found this when I went to the national museum.well laid out and informative it tells you about aspects of Singaporean society you would otherwise unaware of.certainly worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
Thank wingate
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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159 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“must see”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

This small museum is a delight. The Peranakans were a very integral part of Singapore's culture and history. It was extremely interesting to learn their culture and manners. Give yourself one and half to two hours to visit.

Visited May 2014
Thank Ronald B
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