Review Nus Baba House, 157 Neil Rd, Singapore

Review NUS Baba House - Singapore 157 Neil Rd

“The one hour tour was wonderful. The guide was kind and very knowledgeable! I strongly recommend you to take this tour. Even better, it’s all free.” or “Doscent was very knowledgeable. Must see for those interested in peranakan culture.” It is one of the few customer evaluation comments about Nus Baba House. Let’s read more of this article on Thecityvisitor.com to find out if Nus Baba House is quality.

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Background Info

  • Phone: 62275731 (+65 62275731)
  • Website: https://babahouse.nus.edu.sg/
  • Address: 157 Neil Rd, Singapore
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Monday, Sunday: Closed.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 to 11 AM.

Saturday: 1 to 4:30 PM.

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You can directly come to 157 Neil Rd, Singapore if you have any questions or want to try to experience its services.

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“This place is only available via pre-bookings. But the museum is very well designed and well curated. I'd recommend it for any one interested about peranakan culture/heritage”

“Extremely interesting, with outstanding guide. No photos allowed inside but the 100+ year old architecture and now knowledge of the early families more than makes up for it.”

“The one hour tour was wonderful. The guide was kind and very knowledgeable! I strongly recommend you to take this tour. Even better, it’s all free.”

“Doscent was very knowledgeable. Must see for those interested in peranakan culture.”

“Great museum for those who want to see how Peranakans lived in Singapore 100 years ago.”

“A must see But you need tickets that you can get from their website. No photos inside.”

“This is my favourite museum in Singapore. It’s beautifully restored and curated and the guides are knowledgeable and articulate. Book well in advance as visits are by appointment only and they fill up fast.”

“A hidden gem in Outram Road. We consider ourselves privileged to have been able to visit it. A well curated tour detailing the intricate details of the house and the Peranakan culture.”

It has won many reviews from customers on the website, including 110 feedbacks with an overall score of 4.6 out of five-star ratings. Out of those, 92% are positive reviews.

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Review Review Nus Baba House, 157 Neil Rd, Singapore

There is a total 110 reviews

4.6 / 5

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    Phong Jansen

    The whole experience was very fruitful. Given the warm introduction by the guides on some historical background of how Baba comes about and how this house made it to their conservation and the generous people behind the donation for preservation. Locals can sign up for the tour for free, tourist will be required to pay a small fee. The whole experience takes about 30 – 45mins to complete. Remember to book in advance as reservation is usually full thus walk-in are usually turned down

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    Ilka & Sebastian

    The House is very cute and nice. It provides great insights in the Peranakan culture. The guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. Listening to their stories is great fun.

    Only one downside: no pictures allowed

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    Ayush Basu

    The NUS Baba House is a fascinating place to visit especially if one is interested in the history of the Straits Chinese community. There are one hour slots, four times a week, which need to be booked in advance. Tours start and end precisely on time. Photography is not allowed inside and shoes need to be removed upstairs. And of course, it’s always recommended to be mindful of one’s surroundings, especially with valuable artifacts around. Our guide was excellent in his knowledge, delivery and responses to specific questions. To be fair, the time was short, but he managed to include architectural, historical, social and familial aspects to his narrative.

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    ao goh

    Not impressive as the one in Penang

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    Puay Chee Lim

    norhing much to see except for some old time building

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    Jeanette

    Nice, friendly personel, and overall good experience. Book ahead, since that is their policy.

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    S A

    A former private residence museum where you can feel the Peranakan culture in Singapore. The space where the Chinese elements and the climate of the southern country are mixed is beautiful. You need to make a reservation in advance for PEATIX, but you can feel the culture of Singapore in one step.

    シンガポールにおけるプラナカンカルチャーを感じられる元個人宅博物館。中国的な要素と、南国の風土が溶け合った空間が美しい。PEATIXの事前予約が必要ですが、ひと手間でシンガポールの風土を感じられます。

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    lionel Li ho

    It was nice experience, I recommend spend time to know more about interesting Peranakan culture. Book online in advance

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    Karen Wilson

    Baba House is brilliant! Every area, item and surface of the house is culturally and historically rich, full of colour, symbol and meaning, it is a feast for the eyes and the imagination. It is a wonderful glimpse into the past made even more interesting by the wonderful and informative Baba House guides. I loved it. It’s absolutely top of my list of things to do in Singapore.

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    LEACH LiChingHeng

    Beautiful immersive experience

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    Phoenix Wang (eulestadt)

    Brilliant tour by Donald, who is simultaneously immensely knowledgeable and enjoyably engaging. The NUS Baba House is uniquely preserved to gain a deep and intimate view of the lives of a Peranakan family, going far more in biographical depth and personal realism than the Peranakan museum. Enjoyed this experience and will definitely return.

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    Eric Tonn

    Informative hour-long (and free) tours booked through their website. Great portal into the Peranakan culture!

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    Robert Mesina

    Very knowledgeable tour guide. Worth the free visit (donations accepted) to get an off the beaten path look into Singapore’s history. Learned quite a bit about the wealthy merchant class that occupied this house.

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    360f hr

    Excellent up keep/maintenance of place. Staff are friendly & knowledgeable.

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    christal wee

    Reservation of tickets online is necessary. House itself is wonderfully curated to the 1920s with interesting architectural features of an ancestral home well conserved. Staff are friendly and will explain more about the house/artefacts/family if you ask

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    Jessica Xu

    great museum full of original peranakan furniture and staffed by friendly guides

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    Keshia Lai

    Full disclosure: I’m currently a staff of NUS and took a catered tour for staff and students. Hence my experience might differ from the one given to the public.

    Nonetheless this house is beautiful (just look at the blue walls!) and worth a visit. Very unique Peranakan home in Singapore as we got to tour the inside rather than just admire the outside. The guide was very knowledgeable, and the artifacts inside were well preserved. In fact, the items are so precious that we couldn’t take pictures inside for fear the flash will spoil the furniture…

    I took a similar tour in Maleka Malaysia, and while the general home layout is the same, the focus of the two tours were completely different. Hence, this tour is still worth going even if you’ve toured other historical Peranakan homes! But it does feel smaller compared to the one in Maleka.

    Heads up: no air-conditioning except for the newly added 3rd floor. It was HOT!

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    Lan

    Amazing experience, this is first time for me to see real heritage house in Singapore. We signed up for a self-guided tour but there are staffs inside to provide answers to our questions, they are very friendly and helpful. The house is really beautiful, with lots of details in decorations, furnitures, etc. definitely a worth exploring experience.

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    Yan Shen Lee

    Very small museum but exploring a real peranakan house was quite interesting.

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    Morgane Delmas Guillotin

    Attention, reservations are taken more than 2 months in advance!!! Make an appointment by email because no visit if no reservation…

    Attention, les réservations se prennent plus de 2 mois à l’avance !!! Prendre rdv par email car pas de visite si pas de résa…

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    Jasmine Adams

    To encapsulate the past on so many levels – from the scholarly – the historian, the architect, the researcher, to the general public – tours, talks, events and a space for artists as well
    This ranks among the best of the best. A dedicated professional team backed with the best of advisers. We all must be proud to have this irreplaceable gem in our midst, for us and future generations. My sincere thanks to all who made it possible and keep it going

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    Simon Cozens

    Fascinating!

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    Yehor Tymoshov

    Great museum for those who want to see how Peranakans lived in Singapore 100 years ago.

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    Felicia Liu

    Beautiful historic building well conserved and researched by NUS. Would recommend to visit during the weekdays when the guided tours are running. Photography is not allowed which means you could concentrate on the material displayed in the house. Booking online in advance is necessary

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    MR

    Extremely interesting, with outstanding guide. No photos allowed inside but the 100+ year old architecture and now knowledge of the early families more than makes up for it.

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    Jessica White

    NUS Baba House was SUCH a beautiful sight to see. It was so interesting to learn about the history of the house and it’s owners.

    We had a tour with Eugene and he was so knowledgeable and fun!

    Recommend buying tickets in advance, this tour is very popular so we had to buy quickly. You also can’t take photos inside the house, but there are places to store your cameras and bags if you do bring them with you.

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    Ben Ang

    Beautifully preserved historical house. Educational exhibitions on how it was preserved. Dedicated staff who conduct small group tours. Important place to learn more about this unique culture.

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    Lara _rbbr

    Rich story telling experience with docent Donald about the history of this Peranakan house. Love the stories behind sympathetic magic artefacts. A good way to learn more about the history and culture of Peranakan families in the past. Not the most convenient location but worth it. Can grab a drink at the nearby cafes kith and plain vanilla

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    qwq

    Very nice place to visit

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    Francis Sim

    Great authentic Peranakan house museum.

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    Serene Lee

    Very knowledgeable guides sharing interesting anecdotes of the history of the peranakans who used to live in the same building. Besides the history, I also learned a lot about architectural conservation.

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    Hong rannn

    Well maintained historical heritage

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    Junzies Lee

    Lovely and passionate volunteers explaining the house’s, peranakan and the family history. I enjoyed the trip

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    Carl Gruenenfelder

    A very interesting guided tour of the historical house. Learned about how people used to live in Singapore.

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    Sara Fredaigue

    Super interesting place that you can visit with a guide.

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    Joannie Fung

    How amazing!!!!! All the architectural heritage baba house. Definitely will go there again. It just the weather was too hot last Saturday 91 degree

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    D. T. C. Wee

    Fascinating, but do allow extra time for the tour to run, otherwise like me, you’ll have to rush off before taking the all important photos!

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    Wei Wang

    Very good,

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    Đàm Quân Phan

    Antique house

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    Manimaran.S Somasundram

    Very nice place.

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    Padhamnath Pradeep

    Owned and maintained by NUS there are free public tours every month where people can take a anek peek into how a traditional Chinese house looked a century ago.

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    Sarah N

    A must do! The house and guide were amazing. And this is free! One of the best things a tourist can do in Singapore.

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    Yun jung Kim

    It is a building that shows traces of efforts to preserve and preserve it in Singapore, where everything was newly built. It was interesting to see the lifestyle of Singaporeans in the early 1900’s.

    모든게 새로 지어진 싱가포르에서 나름 고증하고 보전하려고 노력한 흔적이 보이는 건축물입니다. 1900년대초기의 싱가포르인들의 생활양식을 볼수 있어 흥미로왔습니다

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    Jia Jie Lee

    Wonderful displays of peranakan culture with the restoration of a traditional house. Lookout for the peepholes on the second floor and interesting stories the guides have about the house!

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    D Schaetzle

    Very exciting and instructive. Beautiful revival of the house and extensive guided tour in English.
    Very interesting historical place. Excellent show around with English speaking guide. The Baba house is in nice condition and put you back to the earlier days.

    Sehr spannend und lehrreich. Schöne Wiederbelebung des Hauses und umfangreiche Führung in Englisch.
    Very interesting historical place. Excellent show around with English speaking guide. The Baba house is in nice condition and put you back to the earlier days.

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    nirob tuhin

    Good

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    Béatrice De'Nève

    This type of house can not be a self-guided tour because you don’t learn in this case. Hopefully the guy in charge of overlooking on the second floor did as it was a guided tour and we learned a lot about the family habits and the house but on the first and third floor the 2 other people didn’t give much information as if it was forbidden ! So this is not totally a success for us and we don’t understand why we can not take pictures (without flash). Nevertheless, the house is beautifull with its furnitures inside. And it is a pitty to have all those trash bins in front of the house…

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    ‫ברברה ברזין (לימודי עיצוב פנים)‬‎

    A meticulous place. Conveys the course of history in an excellent way.
    The training was exciting and focused.
    In short, a pleasure.

    מקום מוקפד.מעביר בצורה מצויינת את מהלך ההיסטוריה.
    ההדרכה הייתה מרגשת ממוקדת.
    בקיצור תענוג.

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    Komei F

    One of the few places where the actual house of Peranakans is preserved and exhibited.
    Since it is a reservation system, it is necessary to pay the fee in advance from HP. All the people in the hall were friendly and helpful.

    プラナカンの実際の家を保存展示してある数少ない場所。
    予約制なのでHPから事前に料金を前払いしておく必要あり。館内の方はみなフレンドリーで親切な方ばかりでした。

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    tham zhi yong (Ben)

    Nice

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    Kenneth Chua

    Visited this Baba house about 3 years ago. I remember being awed by the furnitures and details left behind in this house. The guide was also very experienced and friendly.

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    Abigail Low

    Well-curated museum giving a glimpse into the life of a Peranakan Chinese family. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. No photography is allowed inside the house. The third level was temporarily closed for upgrading when we visited in Sep 2020.

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    Moritz Lorey

    Interesting guided tour that might not offer anything new for the someone who’s already acquainted with peranakan culture, but is probably the best introduction for those who aren’t.

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    Wim Weeres

    Great gem, an actual Chinese peranakan house meticulously conserved. Tells the story of several generations of a Chinese trader family. Advanced booking only. The NUS (university) guide was extremely knowledgeable.

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    ghostjacker

    Good example of how the Peranakan lived.

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    Joon Tiang Heng

    Good place for history buff. Not as grand and elegant as its counterpart in melaka and penang,but big enough and with enough distinctive flavour as a Singapore style Baba house. 4 storeys,and comes with 2 peep holes on the 2nd floor (2 matriarchs). Also serves delicious ang ku kueh and chrysanthemum tea. Please visit the place!

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    Carlos Aguadé García

    Beautiful facade. You have to make an online reservation to visit it.

    Preciosa fachada. Hay que hacer reserva on line para visitarla.

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    Benjamin Loo

    A must visit to this NUS Baba House if you really interested in the Peranakan culture, heritage and architecture. The waiting list for the guided tour is about a month, but worth the wait. Every details, every artefacts tells the story of the Peranakans, it is really fascinating.

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    Matt Tseng

    Well worth a visit

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    복동이

    Peranakan House Experience

    페라나칸 하우스 체험

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    Solal Martin

    A museum a little too babacool in my humble opinion

    Un musée un peu trop babacool à mon humble avis

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    guozhang fu

    Best tour experience

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    Kristin Annexstad

    This is my favourite museum in Singapore. It’s beautifully restored and curated and the guides are knowledgeable and articulate. Book well in advance as visits are by appointment only and they fill up fast.

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    denise desbarres

    Warning! Visits by appointment only

    Attention! Visites sur RV seulement

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    Raijin Fenrir

    The guides were very informative and the tour around thr neighbourhood was well-conducted.

    There are a lot of restrictions placed while inside the house to preserve the integrity of the building and pieces on display. For example there can only be 10 pax on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the building as there are no columns to support both the levels.

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    Maurizio Maria Beretta

    Cute. It is worth dedicating an hour to this ancient house.

    Carino. Val la pena dedicare un’ora di tempo per questa abitazione antica.

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    zaid AR

    Nice historical value

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    Tony Yang

    Quaint historical building that a Peranakan family used to live in is now also a museum for Peranakan culture.

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    Elena Zhikhareva

    Great guiding and beatiful place

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    Mia Jing Goh

    Excellent place to go for an authentic knowledge of wealthy living of the Peranakn, with a glimpse of conservation engineering.

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    Janice Ding

    Doscent was very knowledgeable. Must see for those interested in peranakan culture.

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    lijun yang

    Quite interesting, people can’t help but dream back to the old Nanyang!

    蛮有意思的,让人不禁梦回旧南洋!

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    Fabrio Truzzi

    You have to book

    Bisogna prenotare

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    Lara _rbbr

    Rich story telling experience with docent Donald about the history of this Peranakan house. Love the stories behind sympathetic magic artefacts. A good way to learn more about the history and culture of Peranakan families in the past. Not the most convenient location but worth it. Can grab a drink at the nearby cafes kith and plain vanilla

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    Lilian Tjen

    Worth a stopover on my way home in NL (y)

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    Benedetta Fadini

    We had a lovely visit today at the Baba House. We booked a self-guided tour because it was the only option on weekends. Even so, the staff explained a lot to us about Peranakan culture so the whole visit was very informative. The house itself is beautiful, nicer than it looks in the pictures. I don’t know who the other reviewers dealt with, but the staff there during our visit were all extremely kind and helpful. Overall, worth visit!

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    Jaimie Oldham

    The NUS runs excellent volunteer run tours of this beautiful heritage house by advance booking. They are one hour duration and free but invaluable in the level of knowledge and depth of experience in Pranakan culture

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    Tomos Morgan

    Staff difficult to work with and not incredibly friendly …

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    Goh Li Shan

    Beautifully conserved house that showcases the structure and artifacts of a traditional Peranakan family. Signed up for a self guided tour and friendly and knowledgeable guides are on hand to answer your questions. Visitors are allowed to take photos only of the outside. I now know that a Peranakan house has a reception hall, ancestral hall, kitchen, and living areas upstairs with master bedroom and smaller rooms. A highlight for me was discovering that the master bedroom has 2 peepholes that allow the residents to look down into the reception hall to see the visitors!

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    Dawn Kamleiter

    Nice place!

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    Tham BS

    The guide has given us a very good taught to the history of this Babe House.

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    Lola

    Old house, rehabilitated and converted into a museum, where it is shown how a wealthy Chinese family lived.
    The house was bought by the government when the family left Singapore
    The rehabilitation is very well done, although there are things that are not so old
    They give you a small explanation to learn more about the ancient history
    They do not allow you to take interior photos, the truth is that I do not see a logical reason.
    I must highlight negatively, that the only language both in the explanatory brochures and in the guide is English or Mandarin, it seems that there is no other language ..

    Antigua casa , rehabilitada y convertida en museo, donde se muestra cómo vivía una familia pudiente china .
    La casa fue comprada por el gobierno cuando la familia se marchó de Singapur
    La rehabilitación está muy bien hecha, aunque hay cosas que no son tan antiguas
    Te hacen una pequeña explicación para conocer algo más de la antigua historia
    No permiten hacer fotos interiores, la verdad que no veo una razón lógica..
    Debo destacar en negativo, que el único idioma tanto en los folletos explicativos como el el guía es el inglés o el Mandarín, parece ser que no existe otro idioma ..

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    Trent Oliver

    Space itself is great and fascinating but the guide (Yokiko?) was so slow and so unclear it was almost impossible to understand her which made for a waste of time.

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    jorge garcia rey

    Interesting place to learn more about the local Peranakan history, architecture and heritage during the early 19th century. Self-guided visit is ok, but I would recommend the organised heritage tour.

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    Clara Jennings

    Fantastic 1 hr tour – so informative and interesting! Must book in advance.

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    姚志远

    The house in Singapore is really strong! !

    新加坡的房子真结实!!

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    Sheryl Low

    Hidden Gem! Lovely little Baba House to tour and the guides are knowledgeable. Must pre-book to enter

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    Hudson Kim

    Singapore’s history

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    Benedetta Fadini

    We had a lovely visit today at the Baba House. We booked a self-guided tour because it was the only option on weekends. Even so, the staff explained a lot to us about Peranakan culture so the whole visit was very informative. The house itself is beautiful, nicer than it looks in the pictures. I don’t know who the other reviewers dealt with, but the staff there during our visit were all extremely kind and helpful. Overall, worth visit!

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    lee s.h.linda

    A must for tourist and local who wants to know a little more of the Peranakan or Straits born heritage. The inter marriage of the immigrants with idigenious locals .Gi to website and book free for local n PR and $10 for foreigners

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    Clarisse Herbillon

    Super beautiful ! And renovated from floor to ceiling, it was more or less a ruin when they bought it. However, no pictures in it.

    Super beau ! Et rénovée du sol au plafond, c’était plus ou moins une ruine quand ils l’ont acheté. Par contre pas de photos dedans

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    Yoshie Osawa

    Heritage

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    Gerald Lim

    A hidden gem in Outram Road. We consider ourselves privileged to have been able to visit it. A well curated tour detailing the intricate details of the house and the Peranakan culture.

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    Benjamin Millar

    A pre-war traditional terraced house which is now a private museum. Listed in guide books as a must-see, unless you can get on one of the guided tours (only at the weekend and only 14 people) I wouldn’t bother. It’s a long walk from anything else interesting and you will get told off for taking photos when you get there.

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    Aurélie Cotillard

    Beautiful peranakan house. The guided tour (only on reservation, you can book online) was very interesting and the guide clearly knew a lot of things about the family that lived there. You now have to pay 10S$ but it is totally worth it.

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    David Gourde

    The one hour tour was wonderful. The guide was kind and very knowledgeable! I strongly recommend you to take this tour. Even better, it’s all free.

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    Martina Malafová

    Curated to display the early 20th century domestic life and culture of the Peranakan Chinese, Baba House/museum is one of my favourite places in Singapore. Entry fee: 10SGD (cash only), visit length: 30-60 minutes.

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    Dariella Tan

    I went there for a school trip and was really rich of culture. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take any photos.

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    Aik Hui Peh

    This place is only available via pre-bookings. But the museum is very well designed and well curated. I’d recommend it for any one interested about peranakan culture/heritage

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    T K

    It is preserved, restored and opened to the public by the NUS museum. “147 Neil Road” is Lee Kuan Yew’s grandfather’s house.

    NUS museumによって保存・修復・公開されています。「147 Neil Road」はLee Kuan Yewの祖父のお家(だった)そうです。

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    ui hoon

    Amazing conservation project by NUS

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    dhruv kumar

    It was overall good and enjoyable tour by sylph volunteer guide for the day 5 stars for her , but the person in charge of the house i believe it’s donald was probably in a bad mood ? 0 stars for him coz Seemed to be not so inviting and quite rude even before we get to enter the gates That was like a major mood spoiler for anyone.

    I know they have a certain etiquette to be followed when touring the house but there is also a nice way to express it . Felt like a that very angry uncle bossing around people throughout the tour. I felt very bad when some foreign tourists walked in .. he literally got so angry and almost chase them away in a rude manner. If Donald is reading this or his in charge (please remember you are representing singapore especially when showcasing singapore heritage ) Most of your guests are well educated and paying for the tours so please try to be a bit hospitable or put someone in charge who is more welcoming.

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    Drew Unsworth

    hidden gem with great history of paranaken culture

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    Noemí

    Wonderful experience taking the guided tour. Our guide was super nice and explained many things not only about the house but the Peranakan culture as well. Highly recommended for anyone ! You need to book in advance and now ( covid times ) is available for only 5 ppl every day. Estrictly no photos inside the house.

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    Lim Chin Chean

    Informative

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    Keshia Lai

    Full disclosure: I’m currently a staff of NUS and took a catered tour for staff and students. Hence my experience might differ from the one given to the public.

    Nonetheless this house is beautiful (just look at the blue walls!) and worth a visit. Very unique Peranakan home in Singapore as we got to tour the inside rather than just admire the outside. The guide was very knowledgeable, and the artifacts inside were well preserved. In fact, the items are so precious that we couldn’t take pictures inside for fear the flash will spoil the furniture…

    I took a similar tour in Maleka Malaysia, and while the general home layout is the same, the focus of the two tours were completely different. Hence, this tour is still worth going even if you’ve toured other historical Peranakan homes! But it does feel smaller compared to the one in Maleka.

    Heads up: no air-conditioning except for the newly added 3rd floor. It was HOT!

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    Kace Ong

    A nice heritage building that is a snapshot of the peranakan lifestyle from the 1900s. Guided tours by appointment, worth a visit for anyone interested in this history of straits Chinese immigrants.

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    pei zhan tan

    Definitely a worth visit, it is a place full of history n story. The staffs are very professional to explain the stories of the place.

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    Trey Chanter

    A must see But you need tickets that you can get from their website. No photos inside.

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    pham huyen

    Well-preserved Peranakan house in an interesting area where we can learn much about urban landscape as well as multi-racial texture of society during colonial period!

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