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Peranakan Museum, Singapore

4.3
#5 of 54 in Museums in Singapore
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Feel of Singapore's ethnic diversity. Plaka is what? What do people do? Having no life and history in Singapore? And the establishment of the Museum was nice!
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  • August 14, 2017
    The Paranakan Museum is small but full of fascinating stories and exhibits detailing the beginnings of this old culture - the result of blending one race with another, many times over. Three floors of...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    My husband & I recently did the Singapore Heritage Tour which we booked through Viator. $63 ea. and lasted 3 hrs. Fortunately for us we were the only 2 on the tour this day so we had a very personal e...  more »
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  • September 5, 2017
    Being Peranakan my review might be abit biased but this is one of the more interesting museums in Singapore. History of the Peranakan culture and the influence in modern times is displayed prominently and explained thoroughly throughout. Great place for history buffs to brush up on their Peranakan knowledge.
  • August 5, 2017
    The entrance fee is $10 for foreign visitors. I would recommend strongly to join a guided tour since the docent is also a peranakan and has a unique stories not contained in the displays. The docent really helped make the history alive.
  • August 25, 2017
    Very educational with many well preserved exhibits. You would appreciate the amount of effort done by the curators to document intricate details of Peranakan tradition.
  • May 18, 2017
    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.
  • August 26, 2017
    Small museum about the peranakan identity in Singapore. The free guided tours at 11 am and 2 pm are a must if you want to visit this place.

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