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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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  • This museum is beautifully arranged and is well worth the visit. I luckily decided to wait for the lovely docent to bring around a tour and her insights and knowledge into the history of the Peranakan...  more »
  • This museum tracing the history of the city lit very well on it but still disappointing for the tourist.
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  • One of the best museums in Singapore with wonderful collections! A small, cozy with very good and competent, interesting texts, which I want to read to the end! Spend a little more than an hour-a great place to cool off walking through the civil district
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  • Learned a lot about Peranakans. It would be great if some sounds/audios are added to the display too, so that visitors will know how Peranakans talk and will liven up the dead silent museum.
  • The building is spectacular and full of history. I really enjoyed getting to know more about the Peranakans, their history and culture. Their beadwork is just stunning. They do a good job of explaining everything~ I learned a lot!
  • Fantastic museum full of so much information and history. I really enjoyed learning about their culture and customs. There are about 3 levels showing life, history, needlework, home life, marriage and death. There are interactive sections for kids including craft. For $10 it is excellent value. It is easy to get to via public transport. They have clean bathroom facilities as well. Air conditioning gets a bit cold so bring a jumper.
  • very unique, filled with extremely personal items with a rich history. the museum itself is nice as well, especially the top floor which has AMAZING lighting and beautiful architecture. great if you have an hour or two to spare in the area.
  • I'm a peranakan and what I've known about my unique culture was passed by word of mouth and daily living. A visit to this museum is an eye opener in many ways. What knowledge I had was increased by the information and exhibits at this museum. As this is a public museum, the artifacts on display was an accurate depiction of peranakan life from many regions in Southeast Asia.