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The Intan, Singapore

4.4
#13 of 81 in Museums in Singapore
Explore the Peranakan culture by visiting The Intan. The house is a private museum of Alvin Yapp, who dedicated himself to collecting pieces related to the culture of Chinese immigrants. See the pieces acquired, which include pottery, jewelry, clothes, and furniture, from all over the world. Tour the museum, with either tea service or dinner included, as a way to try authentic traditional Nonya dishes. Put The Intan into our Singapore trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Denotes the unique cultural attraction of the area. Includes large collection of antiques that best reflect peranakan culture  more »
  • Alvin's collection of Peranakan antiques is tremendous. The amount of detail and care Alvin took to presenting and sharing his home and his collection allowed for a very intimate experience. He was th...  more »
  • WOW thanks Alvin to view your private collection of Peranakan culture was truly informative & inspiring. The work that went in to the Peranakan womens hand beaded shoes blew me away, the detail of the...  more »
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  • A great stop; well worth leaving the more congested tourist parts of the city. Learn not just about Peranakan Culture, but gain a better understanding of Singapore and the relationship between it's different groups. Highly recommended.
  • Nice place
  • A lovely museum, and the multi-hyphenated museum curator, Peranakan owner bring this place alive. The haven of collectables is alive with his explanation into the history, culture and lifestyle of the Peranakan. Highly recommended for those who are keen to know more about Alvin, his story and traditions of the Peranakan.
  • This is a place not to miss, if you are keen to appreciate the Peranakan Culture. For the first time, i got a glimpse into their living days, on what makes them significant. Walking into the intan, is a walk back in time, hosted by the Peranakans themselves. Great stuff!
  • The first time I arrived at the house, I was told that I had to make an appointment. Silly me! I happily booked a slot to visit the museum and had an amazing time learning about the Peranakan Culture. A must-visit in Singapore!
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