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The Intan, Singapore

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#12 of 70 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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  • Friendly owner of the house with his mum made us feel welcome. He has interesting furnitures and antiques of peranakan and even shares us the cuisine of their culture foods. He will share and story to...  more »
  • Visited the Intan and I'm awed by the well-curated prized treasures of all things Peranakan. The owner, Mr Alvin Yapp, has been a collector for over 30 years and has deep knowledge and stories to shar...  more »
  • The most intriguing item in the house was the awesome collection of beaded shoes ! Even Imelda will envy!  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.
  • 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!
  • A Friendly Peranakan house with excellent owners, Alvin and his parents;) great to have chance to hear the story of Peranakan culture and taste Peranakan food;)
  • 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!
  • Beautiful place to understand Pernakana.
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