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“A little gem”
Review of Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum
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US$49.32*
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Singapore Heritage Tour: Peranakan Museum, Spice Garden and Food Tasting
Ranked #36 of 839 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. Installed in the former Tao Nan Chinese School, built in 1912, this intimate museum possesses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan objects. Galleries on three floors illustrate the cultural traditions and the distinctive visual arts of the Peranakans. The Peranakan Museum provides a stimulating and educational experience for all, while representing the living culture of the Peranakan community in the region. The museum is a component of the Asian Civilisations Museum, operating under the National Heritage Board.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The museum is not very big but very interesting and well worth an hour or so of your time. Provides an insight into an interesting aspect of Singapore history.

1  Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Great museum - variety of display styles - video, interactive for children, free tour, cheap entry.
This was my second visit and I will be happy to return for a third - there is so much information here.

2  Thank VeroniqueM68
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

After doing a lot of touristy non cultural things I was craving some culture - this was perfect. It's a charming little museum that packs in a lot and is a good way to spend a couple of hours inside from the heat.

1  Thank AgentM99
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

This museum focuses on a niche of singapores history and culture - that of Chinese merchants coming down into the Malay peninsula, marrying Malay women and a unique and interest culture that grew out of this. The museum is very well laid out and easy to follow. Gorgeous items are on display including furniture, jewelry, clothing etc.

Thank Grant M
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I have visited only once and left with the feeling that I had to go back at least once more, since I did not take enough time to see everything.

The Peranakan heritage and history is a very specific and beautiful one. They had a delicate taste in decorations, fashion and furniture.

Interesting!

1  Thank Tangobabe1
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