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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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  • 90 minutes doing the description in the intently to the questions also politely asked. I think, also in understanding not only exhibits. It is a wonderful Museum. Beaded tapestry is amazed at the height of its perfection. Fun wedding episode. Fancy stuff, this is the gift shop and spent $ 100.
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  • This museum is dedicated to the (mostly Chinese ) group of Peranakan people. I opted for the guided tour, which today was lead by Angelika. She was full of enthusiasm and knowledge about the Peranakan...  more »
  • Well... i come with my friend from the nerest mrt Telok Ayer exit A. Walk along the street about 10 minutes to get there.  more »
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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.
  • Individual ticketing at $10/pax. Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents, and children aged 6 years old and below enjoy free entry. The building housing this exhibition was a school. Learn about the unique Peranakan culture and habits developed from descendants of local Malay ladies and foreign Chinese merchants centuries ago. Guided tours (in English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and French) are also available. Check their official website for detailed timing available before visiting. Voluntary donations to upkeep and preserve the museum is also available on the spot.
  • So interesting, fascinating informative displays with wonderful decorative arts exhibits. I spent hours here last time I was in Singapore and I will go back again next time I visit. A beautiful building as well. The museum shop was full of tempting wonderful delights and I had to reluctantly limit myself to two small pieces of peranakan carved china. But if you can save up, do so and go wild. Lovely stuff.
  • it was a quaint museum with a lot of exhibits about the Peranakans' way of life -from food to utensils, furniture, clothes, etc. they basically have everything. it was an eye opener for me as they also introduced some of the important rituals that were being done during important events, such as marriage.
  • Peranakan Museum Get to know Singapore’s vibrant Peranakan community and history at this top-notch museum, filled with fine artefacts and fun exhibits. It’s safe to say that the Peranakan Museum is the go-to destination for Peranakan heritage and culture. It houses what is reputedly the world’s finest collection of Peranakan artefacts – such as jewellery, furniture and textiles – in 10 permanent galleries over three floors.

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