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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. 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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  • Satu hal yang saya sesali adalah, kurang lama berada di sini karena sudah kelelahan dan waktunya terbatas. Padahal banyak sekali yang sebetulnya bisa dilihat. Museum ini terletak di 39 Armenian Street...  more »
  • Singapore and Malaysia's cultural sentiment that the Peranakan can know about. Tableware from popping up is a tool used in the funeral also enjoyable and fairly practical eyes (?) experience, I was able to do. Other attractions in the vicinity of the larger, but (like me) go to the Museum when traveling abroad is wonderful if you're stopping by once. ^^
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  • 在新加坡去了兩個博物館了解娘惹文化, 一個是娘惹博物館, 另一個土生文化館. 比起娘惹博物館, 這裡空間更大, 展品亦較多, 如果想了解娘惹文化, 兩間都差不多, 不過在這裡可以順道了解更多新加坡的歷史  more »
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  • Learned a lot about Peranakans. It would be great if some sounds/audios are added to the display too, so that visitors will know how Peranakans talk and will liven up the dead silent museum.
  • The building is spectacular and full of history. I really enjoyed getting to know more about the Peranakans, their history and culture. Their beadwork is just stunning. They do a good job of explaining everything~ I learned a lot!
  • Fantastic museum full of so much information and history. I really enjoyed learning about their culture and customs. There are about 3 levels showing life, history, needlework, home life, marriage and death. There are interactive sections for kids including craft. For $10 it is excellent value. It is easy to get to via public transport. They have clean bathroom facilities as well. Air conditioning gets a bit cold so bring a jumper.
  • 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.