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Peranakan Museum, Singapore

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4.3/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • We were fortunate to arrive just before 2 pm and joined a tour led by Joan. What a wonderful guide, a forth generation Peranakan who led us through how the original local women formed partnerships wit...  read more »
  • I'm going make sure everytime. Mesmerized by the splendor of the Peranakan culture. Embroidered elaborate beadwork elaborate great shoes and I would be centrepiece and also beautiful Salon kebaya. Peranakan culture is really nice and impressed every time.
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  • It is a beautiful building that once was school. It has an interesting collection that brings together the "peranakan" photographs, furniture, clothing, information about traditions, embroidery, etc. It is a small gem that goes unnoticed.
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  • 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.
  • This is my favorite museum in Singapore. It's all about the Peranakan culture and traditional daily life of native Singaporeans. The museum has multiple levels and there's a lot to discover. It's highly recommended to have a guide and it's totally worth the price. Our guide was a seasoned lady with an unparalleled humor!
  • A lot of things to see there. I used to think that I knew almost evrything about peranakans but visiting the museum really opened my eyes. Definitely a place to visit again and regret dragging my visit to there so long. Although I have to say that the musuem is quite small and doesn't have a vintage feel to it if that's what you're looking for. The place is extremely clean and modern. Be ready to bring at least a few hundreds there if you want to buy a souvenir back home. A small beaded pouch alone cost S$80! The shops are quite cramped and there's hardly any space to walk around as well.
  • The Peranakan Museum has amazing galleries that provided a comprehensive guide to Peranakan life. The museum features some of the most complex and intricate bead embroidery that the Perankans are famous for. For a $4 visit, this was a really great way to spend an afternoon.
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