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The Intan, Singapore
(4.9/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Singapore trip itinerary builder.
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  • The reviews and comments on TA made curious about us as a repeat visitor to Singapore. So we have made with our friends (even a Peranakan with German husband and sons) on the way to the intan. A little gem that has already rightly some awards. Alvin has collected very nice pieces of Peranakan and can convey the culture very well. The good hour in his house is flown. Please do not forget to make an appointment - a spontaneous visit is not possible! Also a note on the price is important: 65 SGD per person, minimum 6 persons 45 SGD per person - so not a cheap experience, but unusual and therefore in my view worth the money.
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  • A unique experience stepping into the Peranakan culture. The cozy home based museum is beautifully decorated and filled with a vast collection from the owner. I've learnt so much from the visit. Thank...  more »
  • True to its name, the Intan is indeed the sparkling diamond, hidden in the tranquil streets of Joo Chiat. It was indeed a wonderful and enchanting afternoon at the Intan when my friends and I visited ...  more »