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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. To visit Peranakan Museum and get the most from your holiday in Singapore, create itinerary details personal to you using our Singapore trip itinerary planner.
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  • Who are the people from this part of the world? That is the question that this museum will answer for you. We stumbled into this destination to escape the heat but we were very impressed by the dynami...  more »
  • This is an interesting place to visit to help understand the history of the melting pot of races who make up Singapore. The museum is set in very well maintained old colonial building that was once a ...  more »
  • If your into the hertiage of the culture and weddings then you will like. I was totally not interested in anything that has to do with weddings.  more »
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  • A local recommended I visit this museum, and I am happy he did! A beautiful museum and learning of the Peranakan people. Also check out the gift shops. The ladies who run the two shops are Peranakan and have wonderful stories and history to share and beautiful bead work to sell. Well worth the stop.
  • A really great blast in the past that gives a lot of insight to the history of singapore as we know now. They allow you to touch a lot of the items which is nice and refreshing compared to a lot of other museums. Plus side free entry for locals and PRs! 😁
  • This museum is one of its kind in Singapore and probably in the world. A small museum it is but no small content when it involves Peranakan culture. The building is rich in history and architecture. Sign up for the hourly volunteer tours in English and listen to the verbal history that the museum has to offer.
  • Holds local and regional significance showing the lives, traditions and culture of the peranakan people. Has many showrooms showing parts of everyday life, household living and weddings. Would highly recommend for people interested in South East Asian an Asian history/culture.
  • Beautiful piece of architecture. Great museum to find out more about the lives of the Peranakan people.