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NUS Baba House

157 Neil Road, Singapore 088883, Singapore
+65 6227 5731
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Visits by appointment only

I've walked past this old house a few times but have never actually got around to making an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Not just a house visit but a history story

My family group of 6 spent 2 good hours in Baba house with a passionate voluntary tour guide named... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hanoi, Vietnam
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An architectural icon and Singapore's first heritage house, the NUS Baba House showcases the interior of a Peranakan family home in the 1920s. Heritage Tours are held four times a week and are about an hour each. Tours are limited to 13 participants per session and advanced booking is required. Tours are offered on: Mondays - 2pm Tuesdays - 2pm & 6.30pm Thursdays - 10am Saturdays - 11am
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157 Neil Road, Singapore 088883, Singapore
+65 6227 5731
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've walked past this old house a few times but have never actually got around to making an appointment to see the inside. The exterior has been restored and looks quite nice, and if you're in the area it's still worth a quick stop.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family group of 6 spent 2 good hours in Baba house with a passionate voluntary tour guide named Mr. Chai and a friendly NUS staff. The story behind the architecture and furniture helped me to appreciate more the history and emergence of Singapore to...More

Thank HMChau
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This place can only be visited in connection with a free tour of approx. 1.5 hours which requires prior registration. I waited a couple of weeks for a free seat on a Saturday but it was worth waiting. You will get insights into an original...More

Thank celge
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I'm sure the success of this must rest in large part on the volunteer guides, but the combination of architectural and historical gems mean that this is one of the best things I have done in Singapore. The NUS admin person is a little officious,...More

2  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I really recommend the tour of this wonderfully restored Peranakan family home - managed by the University of Singapore. Our guide today - Janice- brought the house to life. She explained all the carvings and symbols, how life would have been lead and the house...More

2  Thank Beverley73
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Really interesting to l ran a bit of baba culture from an enthusiastic guide. Had a lovely one and a half hour visit. Facing the house the side road to the right has a good tea shop just round the corner.

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Step inside the blue house for a little time travelling ! Well worth taking the time. A real insight into Peranaken culture and the history of the families who lived in Singapore.

1  Thank GapYear4grownups
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A must see for locals n tourists alike! This unique museum is once a living home of the rich Peranakan family. The guided tours are informative n thorough if you wish to see how the Peranakans lived , in the past. Highly recommend this!

Thank Audrey911
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Really enjoyed our visit here. We have been to Penang and Malacca and the Peranakan museum in Singapore previously and have visited a lot of historical properties associated with the Peranakan heritage. This building is being restored and maintained by the NUS. It is not...More

1  Thank SuffolkLucchese
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This family home is a blend of ethnic Chinese and Malay architecture. It has been restored by the National University of Singapore. The front facade has vivid colours. Behind that are decorative wooden screens leading to a large courtyard. There is nice wooden altar. The...More

3  Thank shri5
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