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The Intan

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Living in the slow lane

A pleasant afternoon spent in the lovingly maintained Intan, learning about Perankan culture an... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
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Great Experience!

Visited Intan with my group of friends. Really interesting experience to find out more about the... read more

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VISITS ARE STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENTS Founded in 2003, The Intan is a Peranakan heritage home-museum. The brainchild of antique collector and owner Alvin Yapp, The Intan (meaning 'rose-cut diamond' in Malay) enlightens its guests about the...more
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69 Joo Chiat Terrace, Singapore 427231, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Alvin was a superb story teller and an excellent tour guide. His knowledge and personal experience in Peranakan culture certainly left us wanting more. He welcomed us into his house and showed us his treasures. We were on a tour with about 13 people and...More

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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your honest review. We always appreciate it when our visitors let us know how we can improve. The Intan is in a post war residence,built in the early 50s . It consist of 2 levels and a private space where...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A pleasant afternoon spent in the lovingly maintained Intan, learning about Perankan culture an enjoying the hospitality of the owner, 2 thumbs up for the specially brewed tea and kueh shared, like my home away from home :)

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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It was a pleasure hosting you !

Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Intan with my group of friends. Really interesting experience to find out more about the Peranakan culture in Singapore.

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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

You are most welcome anytime!

Reviewed 5 days ago

The Intan's collection of rare and intricate Peranakan antiques have been meticulously curated and arranged in a charming old home filling guests with the wonderment of the epoch. Guests can experience everything from traditional ancestral shrines to mother-of-pearl embossed wooden seats and a large collection...More

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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are humbled by your review! The Intan is filled with all things Peranakan and we are delighted to share the history of each and every piece with our visitors! Just remember to make an appt by emailing conactus@the-intan.com do avoid disappointment!

Reviewed 5 days ago

A homely museum that’s displays a piece of Singapore’s unique cultural diversity. Brought back memories of my childhood days with the collection of furniture, artefacts and local tantalising delights.

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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

THe INtan is indeed a 'homely' museum as the owner still lives in it! Glad the visit help you to connect with your childhood!

Reviewed 5 days ago

My friends and I visited The Intan for an Anniversary celebration and it was a memorable one! Great storytelling by Alvin, the Founder who shared inspiration lessons and insights about his journey. Creative and awe-inspiration collection of antiques! World class experience!

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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Am glad you enjoyed the visit!

Reviewed 6 days ago

The story told by the antique collector turned home-museum owner deeply inspired me. Not only i heard but i saw vividly his passion and perseverance in curating the museum. I'm so glad that i took home such an invaluable teaching.

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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

IT was a pleasure hosting you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is full of fascinating artifacts and the host, Alvin, is very knowledgeable about Peranakan history and culture. He was very passionate about his ancestry and his information and stories helped us gain new insight into a very interesting culture. I felt like a...More

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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! An absolute pleasure hosting you and am glad you found The Intan insightful into Peranakan culture!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum houses an incredible collection of beautiful and elaborate artefacts! The host was incredibly passionate and erudite about Peranakan culture and artefacts!

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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! You are most generous and kind in your comments.....we work hard and am glad you enjoyed the visit

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a typical museum tour. Alvin and his family warmly welcome you to their home, to show their incredible collection of Peranakan artefacts. Alvin has a serious shoe habit! The extensive collection of beaded and embroidered footwear, worn by the nyonya (Peranakan ladies)...More

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Alvin_Yapp, Owner at The Intan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! You are spot on that we are not a typical museum. We are a home museum, where the owner/curator/collector still lives in it! Welcome to The Intan! Just remember to always first make an appointment!

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quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners
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Colin R
24 May 2017|
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Response from Alvin_Yapp | Property representative |
As much as we like to , The Intan is a private home museum where the owner and founder has self funded the museum. While there are charges for private tours that come with tea and refreshments, The Intan organises charity... More
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Geeyian
16 February 2017|
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Response from Alvin_Yapp | Property representative |
For a 2 person visit, the cost is $85 per person
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George B
17 November 2016|
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Response from Alvin_Yapp | Property representative |
Hi . Bus 33 from the city gets you closest to where we are . You can stop at the tembeling/Joo Chiat place bus stop n its a 7 min walk from there. Paya lebar station is the nearest train station . Ask directions to for Joo... More
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Alwynjude
27 February 2016|
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Response from Alvin_Yapp | Property representative |
Sorry in my delayed replied! It's our very first question on tripadvisor! The cost for a 4 person visit is $65 per person, with tea and refreshments provided for. The visit will last an hour. Do let us know when you... More
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