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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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  • A lovely little museum in a lovely little street with beautiful old buildings with lovely Footways. The building itself is wonderful inside and out and photo worthy on its own. Very interesting and in...  more »
  • If you wish to learn about the Peranakan life and customs then this is the place to be. It gives you an interesting glimpse into the past of the Peranakan people.  more »
  • The focus on cultural identity, and customs, furniture, porcelain, wedding traditions, was very well set out. Good air conditioning made the ambiance most pleasant our guide was very knowledgeable and...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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