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Peranakan Museum, Singapore

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Familiarize yourself with a fascinating culture by exploring the exhibits of Peranakan Museum, specializing in the history of those descended from Chinese immigrants who arrived between the 15th and 17th centuries. Learn about all aspects of Peranakan life--from birth to death--as you walk through the museum. Check out the museum's prize exhibit, the Peranakan wedding bed, and try to imagine what it would be like to attend a traditional 12-day wedding. You can also see displays about traditional foods, customs, and the most influential Peranakan people in history. Consider taking a guided tour to enhance your experience. Make Peranakan Museum a part of your Singapore vacation plans using our Singapore online route planner .
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  • Finally after three visits to Singapore we found time to visit this interesting attraction to get an insight into the Peranakan culture. This was previously a school which was very well converted in a...  more »
  • I was very intrigued and impressed by this museum. Small and concise, it was full of sweetness and rich in culture and history. I highly recommend taking the guided tour - it is one of the best museum...  more »
  • 5/3 morning I visited. Could watch while listening to the personalised description of Japan to guide about Peranakan history turned out very well.
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  • This museum is a quaint, hidden away gem in the heart of the city. It has detailed exhibits that reflect positively on the Peranakan culture and heritage that does well to educate and preserve the knowledge and spirit. The museum itself doesn’t have much foot traffic because of its location, and many visitors are backpackers as well as students (students in school groups). The place is air conditioned and they have audio visual materials to supplement the exhibits. I don’t believe that guided tours were made available when I visited, but most of the information and guides were self explanatory. Some corners of the museum, especially on the upper floors are dimly lit, and there can be an eerie presence (chills!). I would advise to visit the museum in pairs or groups. Nothing bad happened to me by the way.
  • What a beautiful museum this is. The guide was so knowledgeable and really brought the historic displays to life.I enjoyed my visit so much I'm including this museum as a tour venue later this year.
  • It's a nice museum, I learned some unexpected things about the Singaporean culture (especially about furniture design).
  • As a Chinese who is living in China and planning to immigrate, this museum makes me think a lot. The changing of culture, the identification, and what they suffered. It might be a little confused to the visitor who does not understand traditional Chinese culture, but it is really meaningful for me.
  • I got great idea.... after visited this a place... bringing back memories... and very nice about philosophy of " Peranakan "
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