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Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
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The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in...

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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Straits Chinese Malay culture integration in the last 100 years

Exhibition of past cultural relics showcasing the integration of early Chinese migrants ; by intermarriage with local Malay women to create a new subculture in the Malay peninsula... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Exhibition of past cultural relics showcasing the integration of early Chinese migrants ; by intermarriage with local Malay women to create a new subculture in the Malay peninsula . It included Singapore , malacca and Penang. Colourful dresses , jewellery and porcelain tableware mark the priceless collections of that era. The museum has priceless historic items that was part and... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lived in Singapore over 10 years before I chanced upon this gem behind Stamford house. Fascinating hour understanding one of Singapore's most unique and strongest cultures. Gorgeous 3 storey museum housed in an old school, I found the Peranakan wedding exhibits the most fascinating. Only gripe, the souvenier shop on ground floor was rather cheesy with fridge magnets etc. Disapppointed... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is amazing. It teaches so many things i didn't know about Peranakan. Fun side about this museum is there will be guided tour. Me and my partner enjoy going there once in a while as there are new exhibition every time. Good choice to go there!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

museums are there, in part at least, to teach us something; to show us what has happened, to let us learn. The Peranakan Museum does that. It is a very impressive collection of materials, photos, artifacts, and memories of the "mixed" cultures of Singapore. We had a guide to ourselves for over an hour (thank you Julie) and then we... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Often overlooked, this little gem of a museum gives visitors an insightful understanding of Peranakan culture. The building itself is gorgeous and the exhibits are more than worth a visit. There is even stuff to entertain the kids -- a thoughtful touch for such a small museum. Well worth your time!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well set out museum giving a real insight into Asian culture. Some of the displays were breath taking.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive display on the beadwork of table covers, smaller pieces and even shoes! Elaborate settings of Peranakan homes which foreigners would never get to see otherwise. Join a tour to get greater insights into the designs.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place to get to know about the Peranakan heritage. Many displays there are nostalgic memories from the past

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is situated in one of the monuments of Singapore. It used to be a school. In this museum, you will learn who are the Peranakans and how they used to live. I personally like their needlework and embroidery. Currently on exhibit is the "Nyonya Needlework: Embroidery and Beadwork in the Peranakan World". It is a wonderful exhibition displaying... More 

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Took a guided tour at 11:00 which gave us a very good insight to the history of singapore with regard to the life here before and after the world war. The life of a Nyonya- the girl in the family- is showcased in detail. The embroidery and bead work is also worth looking at. There is an entry charge with... More 

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