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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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  • Where I had been worried about before, I went to this time. The location is very close to the City Hall. The exhibits are also substantial, and I can understand the history and culture of Peranakan well. The air conditioning is also working and you can look around slowly.
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  • The term "Peranakan" is used in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to refer to persons born in these countries of mixed local and foreign ancestry. “Foreign” could be Arab, Chinese, Dutch, Indian, etc....  more »
  • The Peranakan Museum was closed for several years, so I went there before closing. I asked a friend's guide to learn about the history of Peranakan. Because I had a child, I was not able to listen to the talk very much, but it was very fun! Japanese Volunteer Guide is recommended.
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  • A most interesting museum. Displays and exhibits are well captioned and the narratives are well thought through. The history of the Peranakan communities is a fascinating one and brought to life here. I'm not Chinese but European, but I still found it fascinating. Highly recommended.
  • Great museum!!! A bit more personal than your average museum visit. We did the tour with a volunteer guide and had plenty of luck with him. He had many great personal and family stories to tell and even some of the items on display were on loan from them. There are also temporary exhibitions, for us they most definitely were worth our time. In all a great 3 hours of quality time. I recommend visiting it during lunch so you avoid the strong mid afternoon Singapore sun.
  • A nice place to learn about Peranakan history. The place is so interactive, they provide you a sheet of paper to be completed with stamps that you'd find along the museum. However when I went here, some of the stamp machines are broken. Nevertheless, this museum provides you a complete lifestyle (and even lifecycle since there is a death section) of Peranakan.
  • A good little museum that gives you a good hour or so of interesting and informative galleries to wander through. Well worth the visit and entry fee.
  • The effort put in by the museum and the guides to preserve and appreciate, as well as teach about the Peranakan culture is something very admirable. The Peranakan who visit this museum will feel a strong sense of identity and those who are not Peranakan will truly have the opportunity to stop and understand what their culture is all about, its origins and practices. There is even a photo booth section where people can try out Peranakan clothing and take beautiful pictures. 5/5 worth a visit!
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