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Understanding Peranakan Culture

This antique house is almost like a living museum of Peranakan culture. You have stuff from... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Alice Man Kwan C
Brussels, Belgium
via mobile
Museum by appointment only

The Katong Antique House can only be visited by appointment. If you go there unannounced, the owner... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
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29 Apr 2018
“Understanding Peranakan Culture”
8 Nov 2016
“Museum by appointment only”
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Joo Chiat
+65 6345 8544
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This antique house is almost like a living museum of Peranakan culture. You have stuff from clothing, shoes and daily life utensils. The products are fancy and expensive. The store is up scale and they are a bit distant from the customers.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The Katong Antique House can only be visited by appointment. If you go there unannounced, the owner may not be in and you will not be allowed into his house if he isn't there. There is a fee of $15 to see the place (but...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank keepontravelling88
Reviewed 29 September 2016

It was a delight talking to Peter Wee, who is the Chairman of the Peranakan Association in Singapore. He offered great insights into the beginnings of Peranakan culture and cultures that influenced him; as well as on history if you are a history buff. Katong...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank taraonhols
Reviewed 29 January 2016

I made a point of visiting this place, because I am interested in the Peranakan culture, and had read other reviews, and partly because I was staying in the area. I was really keen to see an old fashioned shohouse. I was very disappointed. I...More

Date of experience: January 2016
3  Thank cherrybrookchick
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Baba Peter Wee, the owner of Katong Antique House is the President of the Peranakan Federation, and is one of Singapore's leading authority in the Peranakan Culture. Katong Antique House existed long before "Peranakan" became a cool term in Singapore, and is a wonderful destination...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Kenopy
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We headed out Karong to look for the shops that sold Nonya ceramic ware and visit the Antique House but we're very disappointed. There is only one small room open to the public crammed with stuff with an old lady sitting on a chair who...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank LisaL662
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This is a traditional Peranakan house with a fairly cluttered collection of miscellaneous antiques inside. The building itself is fairly typical of the district and it is more likely an interest in antiques which might motivate you to visit here. That said, it is easily...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 5 March 2015

The small details inside this house are bewitching, from the tin carriers to the kebayas, to the dresses and black and white photos depicting Peter Wee's family and history. This is the place to go to if you want to learn more about the Peranakan...More

Date of experience: October 2014
5  Thank AliceMunro
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Nice neighborhood and architecture. The colors made my day in the sweltering heat. I went here because I could walk to it from my hotel in Katong. This place was closed when I went here but just took in the sites on the outside and...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Oceandweller7
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I came with a group of ten people to Peter Wee's house and briefed him before that it is a bachelorette party, so we are particularly interested in Peranakan wedding customs. Peter was very nice over the phone, assured me that he has "40 years...More

Date of experience: May 2014
12  Thank AiBing
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Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of
Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group
descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay
families in the 15th century. The neighbourhood is
packed with colourful shops, local characters, and
quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners
enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy
noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are
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