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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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  • Very interesting museum. The displays and explanations are very well done. We spent quite a bit of time absorbing the history of these people.  more »
  • I came here on a free weekend and found the visit fascinating and highly educational. It is a must for anyone who has an interest in the overseas Chinese and Indian traders who created their own uniqu...  more »
  • The Peranakan Museum houses a modest size collection of cultural artefacts, with comprehensive explanations in English. A very informative guided tour is offered in English numerous times a day (also ...  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.
  • What a beautiful museum this is. The guide was so knowledgeable and really brought the historic displays to life.I enjoyed my visit so much I'm including this museum as a tour venue later this year.
  • 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.
  • I got great idea.... after visited this a place... bringing back memories... and very nice about philosophy of " Peranakan "
  • If you are interested in the history of peranakans, this is the must go to place. There are tons of information which will help to let you know on the rich history of peranakans in Singapore. Various galleries with different themes help to make it easy for people to understand. Tour is suitable for family and usually no more than 3 hours. If you happen to come by here, do check out the stamp museum which is just around the corner too.

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