Review Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian St, Singapore

Review Peranakan Museum - Singapore 39 Armenian St

“The newly refurbished museum has lots of new and lovely exhibits that are both educational and some even mind blowing.” or “Such an interesting place to visit. We had a local guide, who is volunteer there. We had 1,5 hours tour around this museum for free!” It is one of the few customer evaluation comments about Peranakan Museum. Let’s read more of this article on to find out if Peranakan Museum is quality.

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  • Phone: 63327591 (+65 63327591)
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  • Address: 39 Armenian St, Singapore
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 AM to 7 PM.

Friday: 10 AM to 9 PM.


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“Visited the newly revamped Peranakan Museum on opening weekend! Beautiful artefacts and stories! Also comes with a children activity booklets so kids can have their own treasure hunt! Great place for family!”

“The newly refurbished museum has lots of new and lovely exhibits that are both educational and some even mind blowing.”

“Cool place to learn about the Peranakan culture and heritage. Very nice photography exhibition with 150 years old pictures offers immersive experience”

“Such an interesting place to visit. We had a local guide, who is volunteer there. We had 1,5 hours tour around this museum for free!”

“A beautiful heritage building with its rich history and now serves as the Peranakan Museum. It provides a clear picture of the history and characters of Peranalan people. Awesome!”

“Nice museum which exhibit the peranakan culture, history and background. Definitely worth a visit”

“Very well to know the ancient and history of Singaporean mixed. Small, not too crowded and well preserved.”

“Great information about the Singaporean people. Very well organised, easy to tour alone. Reasonable entrance fee.”

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Review Review Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian St, Singapore

There is a total 220 reviews

4.5 / 5




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    Miss Peacock

    Been once ( pre-Covid) and it’s a lovely place!
    It’s pretty cold and it’s quiet during weekday evenings.

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    XJing Xu

    Nice place to know Peranakan culture.

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    Learnt more about peranakan culture and their history. There was an open house on the day i went which had many activities for people to try out. Its not as popular as other museum. This museum also kept the historical look of older buildings which looks very appealing and yet relaxing at the time. I am a person which has interest in architecture. Really amazes me that the museum is still looking very new

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    Martin Hughes

    Few valuable exhibits. Sometimes too basic descriptions.

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    Graeme Ts

    A most interesting museum. Displays and exhibits are well captioned and the narratives are well thought through. The history of the Peranakan communities is a fascinating one and brought to life here. I’m not Chinese but European, but I still found it fascinating. Highly recommended.

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    Wan Khairulnizam

    A good place to bring your family. Culture exposure to the peranakan culture in sg.

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    Jeffrey Alman

    Good old architecture kept until now.

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    Lionel Louis

    Excellent collection of artefacts to illustrate the Peranakan culture in Singapore. The weekend free guided tours in English were insightful and strongly recommended.

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    Yehor Korniyenko

    Cool place to learn about the Peranakan culture and heritage. Very nice photography exhibition with 150 years old pictures offers immersive experience

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    Rebecca Wong

    Tells of the heritage of the Peranankan people within the context of Singapore, housed in a beautifully restored historical building. Will be closed for a long renovation soon. Hopefully it will open with more artefacts on display, and in a brighter environment. Some of the galleries are a bit dark.

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    Cyril Karam

    Small museum about the peranakan identity in Singapore. The free guided tours at 11 am and 2 pm are a must if you want to visit this place.

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    Gabby Fantasy

    This museum is one of its kind in Singapore and probably in the world. A small museum it is but no small content when it involves Peranakan culture. The building is rich in history and architecture. Sign up for the hourly volunteer tours in English and listen to the verbal history that the museum has to offer.

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    nicolas caillier

    Apparently this museum is closing from the 18th of March, for 2 years.

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    Craig St George

    Great museum. I liked the wedding gallery and the embroidery

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    Dian Nusantari

    The entrance fee is $10 for foreign visitors. I would recommend strongly to join a guided tour since the docent is also a peranakan and has a unique stories not contained in the displays. The docent really helped make the history alive.

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    Randy Chandra

    This interesting museum has many collections around the Peranakan culture and history, such as marriage ceremony, birth ceremony, the typical food, religion, and many other side of the Peranakan culture. Located near the city center, there are many transport option to reach this place, from taxi to busses. There is also a small museum shop just outside the main door. When we visited this museum, there is an additional exhibition for photography, showcasing photos on Peranakan culture from Singapore and other countries in South East Asia, dating from 1850s until recently.

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    Annabel Dearlove

    If you are visiting Singapore, I would thoroughly recommend this museum.
    Fascinating history about the Peranakan people – origin, language and their lives. I joined an informal tour which was extremely informative.

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    Ask Trabble

    The Peranakan Museum houses the world’s finest and most comprehensive collection of Peranakan artefacts, representing a unique cultural tradition.

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    F C

    very informative museum on the various aspects of peranakan life.

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    Love this place . Have quite complete sets of items on exhibition.

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    Gerald Yap

    The Peranakan Muzeum has a rich collection of Peranakan artifacts and information regarding this unique culture.

    Definitely worth to give it a visit regardless you are or aren’t of Peranakan heritage.

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    Celine Tan

    The newly refurbished museum has lots of new and lovely exhibits that are both educational and some even mind blowing.

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    Yihao Bai

    Nice museum with a sizeable collection of Straits Chinese artifacts

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    Daniel Tendean

    Exciting times, this weekend, 17-19 Feb, when the museum has finally re-opened after a four-year renovation. The new contents have included other peranakan communities, namely chetty memakai, Arabs, and eurasians. This has enriched, and given depth to the multi-dimensions of the blend of cultures in Singapore. Beautiful interiors with lanterns hang in the atrium by a local designer Sam Lo. Stunningly displayed artifacts and historical objects from the national collections and local lenders. To me, the 3rd floor is the most interesting where they display textiles, fashion and jewellery.

    This museum is the one you should not miss when visiting Singapore.

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    zac yesthatsme

    This museum is a quaint, hidden away gem in the heart of the city. It has detailed exhibits that reflect positively on the Peranakan culture and heritage that does well to educate and preserve the knowledge and spirit. The museum itself doesn’t have much foot traffic because of its location, and many visitors are backpackers as well as students (students in school groups). The place is air conditioned and they have audio visual materials to supplement the exhibits. I don’t believe that guided tours were made available when I visited, but most of the information and guides were self explanatory. Some corners of the museum, especially on the upper floors are dimly lit, and there can be an eerie presence (chills!). I would advise to visit the museum in pairs or groups. Nothing bad happened to me by the way.

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    WilzWorkz Wilson Wong

    Nice place to visit to know about a unique cultured shared by Penang, Malacca and Singapore.

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    Mardi Wu

    Nice guided tour

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    Heather Anderson

    This place is an underrated gem in Singapore! I love how the Peranakan culture is not just limited to Singapore – apparently the Philippines has Peranakan roots, too! I saw how similar the cultures were, from the furniture to the wedding culture, and even the ways in which the women run the household!

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    Mehul Shah

    Great place to get to know about peranakan culture and history. Kids will love the multiple embossing machines they’ve put all over the museum. Make sure there’s adult supervision though.

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    Bareket Kezwer

    The permanent collection gives you a great sense of the splendor and traditions of (wealthy) Peranakan culture. The exhibition about needlework was exquisite – they had remarkable examples of beadwork and embroidery! And right next door is the substation which has great murals covering its exterior walls! Walk to the back of the building to check them all out.

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    Marjoedie Grady

    Very well to know the ancient and history of Singaporean mixed. Small, not too crowded and well preserved.

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    Yap Siew Tin santacomingtotown

    Culture of the baba and Nonya. Their lifestyle, weddings, food, dress and many more.

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    Kathir Kathiravan

    The Peranakan Museum is a museum in Singapore specialising in Peranakan culture. A sister museum to the Asian Civilisations Museum, it is the first of its kind in the world, that explores Peranakan

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    Peter G.H. (PT)

    Peranakan museum is a historical museum dedicated to various “peranakan” (people not born on China but in other countries and thus already adapted with those countries) tribes and how they lived a long time ago. There are various pictures that demonstrate as well as figures to display their ancient lifestyles and clothings as well as how they ate and paid respects in the funeral. It is a sister museum to the Asian Civilisations Museum. The museum officially opened on April 25, 2008, with ten permanent galleries showcasing main themes of Peranakan life. A central feature of the museum is the Peranakan Wedding Bed which once belonged to Mrs. Quah Hong Chiam of Penang, and the very bed where she gave birth to the first seven of her 11 children.

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    Natalie Mayroth

    Locals Museum in a former elementare school with an exhibition about the immigrant history of Singapore and their mingled settlers the ‚Peranaka‘.

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    A lot of things to see there. I used to think that I knew almost evrything about peranakans but visiting the museum really opened my eyes.

    Definitely a place to visit again and regret dragging my visit to there so long.

    Although I have to say that the musuem is quite small and doesn’t have a vintage feel to it if that’s what you’re looking for. The place is extremely clean and modern.

    Be ready to bring at least a few hundreds there if you want to buy a souvenir back home. A small beaded pouch alone cost S$80!

    The shops are quite cramped and there’s hardly any space to walk around as well.

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    Gerhard J Mayer

    Awesome place to visit. Even the building having been a school in the past is worth seeing.

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    Alicia L.

    This museum is specifically about Chinese Peranakan culture. The definition of Peranakan encompasses all marriages between foreign traders and local women, yet there is little attempt to include other kinds of Peranakan in the picture. If you respect women’s rights at all, prepare to be enraged by the historical facts documented in this museum. As museums go, this one was just alright. The paper embossing stamps were the highlight of the visit.

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    mohamad azlee

    Been working on projects with the Museum since 2009. Never a bore on every visit. Always something new to discover. Sad to hear it’s closing for a 2 year renovation at the end of March

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    BT A

    Awesome service and authentic peranakan food. Quite expensive though, if u cant finiah food, you are not allowed to do takeaways

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    Tan Ray

    There is a errie funeral display with coffin.

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    HM Choo

    It’s a small musuem, nevertheless still interesting. Learn more abt the customs & culture of peranakan here. Joined the guided tour, hence was more fruitful.

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    Christina Tham

    The collection of artefacts from tableware to furniture was massive so be prepared for an information overload. There is also an ongoing exhibition called Amek Gambar, which I recommend. It was quite intriguing and makes you ponder about the historical significance of photography.

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    Julie Short

    What a beautiful museum this is. The guide was so knowledgeable and really brought the historic displays to life.I enjoyed my visit so much I’m including this museum as a tour venue later this year.

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    Haoyuan Chen

    As a Chinese who is living in China and planning to immigrate, this museum makes me think a lot. The changing of culture, the identification, and what they suffered. It might be a little confused to the visitor who does not understand traditional Chinese culture, but it is really meaningful for me.

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    Keiko Kant

    Traditional Wedding exhibition, Nyonya needlework and glass beadwork were astonishing. Noted on my wonder-tips site.

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    Emmy K

    Kind of fun for adults but not so much for kids

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    Madeline Lim

    it was a quaint museum with a lot of exhibits about the Peranakans’ way of life -from food to utensils, furniture, clothes, etc. they basically have everything. it was an eye opener for me as they also introduced some of the important rituals that were being done during important events, such as marriage.

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    Chelsea Penafort

    Really authentic and so beautiful. The restaurant true blue that’s attached to it has the best food in Singapore yum yum

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    Fendy Wiedardi Limtara

    The best place to learn peranakan history. The museum have complete explanation about the history of peranakan, how they live, the culture, peranakan’s famous people, etc. This museum explain Peranakan culture as a whole, not only Peranakan in Singspore. The first room in this museum already fascinated me. It have many people stories about their identity, and their parent’s stories that came from China or India. As you move to one room and another you can see types of peranakan house, tools, song, tradition, etc.

    The interesting thing if this museum is they give a paper with stamps you can collect in different corner of the museum. I highly recommend this museum for kids, people who just curious and want to know more about Peranakan, and people who just want to admire the museum building (the kuseum building has a unique vintage building type)

    This museum also accessible as it is near MRT station and bus stop. However, the museum is kinda hidden behind a building, as it is not located in the main road.

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    Spring Yang Chunzi

    A beautiful heritage building with its rich history and now serves as the Peranakan Museum. It provides a clear picture of the history and characters of Peranalan people. Awesome!

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    John Delandro

    Interesting museum about how Singapore developed. Great shop, and restaurant attached.

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    Gabrielle J.

    Very nice friendly staff and a great place to learn about Peranakan culture.

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    U. X.

    Admission free when we visited. Too small so made me pricy if paying $13 for entrance tickets, however exhibition was interesting to see once.

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    Peranakan Museeum reopens with a refresh exhibits after 4 years of renovation. While it is a great place to learn about Peranakan Heritage, it was lacking in interactive displays as well as the use of modern technology for visuals displays. This place would be more suitable for teens and adults.

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    Lovely refurbished museum! Interesting and educational ! My favourite is actually the stairwell with the colourful lanterns ! What it needs is a nice Peranakan cafe or restaurant !
    The gift shop downstairs was rather boring,

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    Roushan Ahmed

    The tour guide was great! He explained the Peranakan roots and the cultural practices very well. He also answered my questions clearly with good information. Would recommend!

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    Shyn Mari

    A must visit museum at Singapore. You get to experience and know more about the Peranakan Culture.

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    Norain Rashid

    Fun and interactive exhibits, with baju panjang aplenty!

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    Wai Ping Low

    Excellent place to learn more about the Peranankan culture. There are 3 stories to the museum, organised by themes. The artefacts were beautiful! It would be good to join the free guided tour (see website for details) when you visit the museum. The docents are knowledgeable, friendly and they can help you ‘connect’ with the past… it’s almost as if you were in the nonyas’ shoes.
    Visit soon as the museum would close for 2 years for renovation.

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    Emily Joseph

    Very informative and great exhibits! Learned lots on cultures n traditions

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    Leo Williams

    Holds local and regional significance showing the lives, traditions and culture of the peranakan people. Has many showrooms showing parts of everyday life, household living and weddings. Would highly recommend for people interested in South East Asian an Asian history/culture.

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    Choy L Tang

    S’pore heritage month – Peranakan Museum open to foreigners for free on 3/16 and 3/17. Normal day tickets are available for $13 adults and $9 for students, Singaporeans free. It’s kind of pricey given the limited display of the artifacts and most of them are kept in a distance or in a glass cabinets display, for your eyes only I went to the Peranakan in penang which is better.
    Due to the heritage month, they gave away goodie bag to early bird visitors, which is really a great idea to get to the art of Peranakan. There are cards, coloring books, notebook and color pencil which are the Peranakan art pieces. Thanks.
    There were stree parties which were nice with the authentic dancing, songs, merchandise and foods. But it’s quite expensive, a tiny small, half filled container with nyonya laksa $5, finished in 5 mins

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    Jeff Wee

    One of the Best museum in Singapore to visit.. on 2nd floor there is a table cloth 2x2meter made with thousands and thousands of glass bead…

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    Mohamad Yusoff

    FANTASTIC MUSEUM. It really feels peranakan. Must visit for tourists. the paid gallery is not worth it

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    R WH

    Small museum but lots of interesting exhibits for those who want to trace the root of the Peranakan people. This museum is housed in a beautiful old building which was formally a school.

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    XL Blogger & Gamer

    Is a great place to learn more about the unique peranakan culture in Singapore. However, there are some information in the gallery which is so clustered together at one place I feel so giddy lookibg through everything…

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    Petros Bleyan

    It was really interesting to learn about the Peranakan culture in Singapore and it’s history. The museum has a huge collection of old photographs and interactive components for learning more about cameras. The staff is super helpful and caring about your feedback.

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    Angela Gaggino

    Very interesting exhibitions, but the souvenirs are a bit pricy

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    S Toh

    Well worth a visit, many interesting exhibits and very informative.

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    Paul B

    It’s a nice museum, I learned some unexpected things about the Singaporean culture (especially about furniture design).

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    Nancy Rice

    This is a beautiful museum housed in a lovely building on an attractive pedestrian street

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    Ivon Christando

    Learning lots of history & culture of Peranakan people

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    Eriko Tsuka

    it’s all about Pranekan history and culture. the Pranekans would recommend this place as an introduction to their culture.

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    Samuel Jeanblanc

    The best museum in town with the National Gallery. A pure piece of Singapour history is in this museum. Highly recommend the guided tours.

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    William Soh

    Old ancient building heritage

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    KweePhaik Lim

    The Peranakan Museum is an interesting museum housing artefacts of the Nonya/Baba lifestyle. A blend of cultures resulted in the production of vibrant colours and elaborate designs as seen in the embroidery on the women’s “Kebaya” (blouse), slippers, ornamental decorations for the home and embroidered beadwork slippers and tablecloths. Nonyaware china specially ordered from China by the Peranakans had bright colours with designs showing phoenixes and flowers. Elaborately carved blackwood furniture inlaid with mother-of-pearl showed motifs of Chinese folklore, landscapes, dragons, and signs of good fortune, prosperity and longevity.
    Wedding ceremonies required elaborate costumes for the bride and groom and fine jewellery and Nonyaware for the bride, a reflection of the lavish lifestyle of the Peranakans.
    A worthwhile visit for those who have had such connections of a past era and for those who are curious.

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    Mathias Gridi-Papp

    A interesting location to learn a bit about Singapore’s history.

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    Alexander Wermuth

    This is my favorite museum in Singapore. It’s all about the Peranakan culture and traditional daily life of native Singaporeans. The museum has multiple levels and there’s a lot to discover. It’s highly recommended to have a guide and it’s totally worth the price. Our guide was a seasoned lady with an unparalleled humor!

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    Han Xiang Chew

    Interesting building and museum on the history of Peranakan. Lots of interesting artefacts. Not difficult to locate, just rather hidden.

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    Annette Fournier

    Wonderful small museum. If possible take the tour with the docent.

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    Sharon S. Lee

    I think paying for this museum is worth it. It tells you a lot about the Singapore Heritage. Get a dosent if you can. The Peranankan culture is an old heritage that is the root of Singapore. It is a rich culture that is shown in the clothes, houses, cockery and jewelry.

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    darkchoco latte

    Good for people into culture, has good introduction about peranakan customs and weddings, funerals etc. Good for artistic people for its costumes, beaded artwork and finely handicrafted furniture.

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    Arkan Tanriwa

    Loved it. Beautiful museum with lots of authentic relic from Singapore’s history of the Peranakan Chinese ethnic. Includes several family altars, authentic funeral carriage, nyonyaware and dining sets. The Amek Gambar temporary exhibition that was on show when I visited was also worth the S$13 admission.

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    T. Lu

    Good showcase of the first straits Chinese in Singapore, lots of antiques

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    Loc Kee

    A good place of showing the history and culture of the peranakan (baba and nyonya) lifestyles in Singapore

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    Orfeas Kallintzis

    A really nice and enjoyable museum about Peranakan (Straits Settlers of Chinese origin) culture and traditional way of life. All the clothes, furniture etc were really interesting and the signs helped me understand the significance of each artefact. The museum will probably take about a couple of hours if you want to see everything.

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    Ido Gal

    Great information about the Singaporean people. Very well organised, easy to tour alone. Reasonable entrance fee.

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    Lara Lee

    Looks small on the outside, but the museum is actually pretty big! I loved the “Family treasures” activity, where you are encouraged to collect stamps from various exhibits.

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    Veronika Labancová

    The building is stunning and the museum is very interesting, in fact, more interesting than the National Museum. I learnt a lot about the history, culture and traditions, ceremonies and so on.

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    Anugrahni S

    Worth to visit. Great place to learn about peranakan culture. Friendly staff.

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    Ronald Chong

    A really great blast in the past that gives a lot of insight to the history of singapore as we know now.
    They allow you to touch a lot of the items which is nice and refreshing compared to a lot of other museums.
    Plus side free entry for locals and PRs!

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    Alexandru Nichersu

    Great museum!!! A bit more personal than your average museum visit. We did the tour with a volunteer guide and had plenty of luck with him. He had many great personal and family stories to tell and even some of the items on display were on loan from them. There are also temporary exhibitions, for us they most definitely were worth our time. In all a great 3 hours of quality time. I recommend visiting it during lunch so you avoid the strong mid afternoon Singapore sun.

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    Jobs2BDone Plumbing

    An interesting Museum with some very intricate displays of period art pieces. Learning about the Peranakan people was a great knowledge and understanding experience.

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    Great little museum to pop into, do try one of their free tours as well.

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    KJG Russell

    Very good expat volunteer guide who was not Singaporean or peranakan but was very informative and took her time to chat and recommend Baba House which we were not aware of but will be a future destination.

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    Shelley Henley

    So interesting, fascinating informative displays with wonderful decorative arts exhibits. I spent hours here last time I was in Singapore and I will go back again next time I visit. A beautiful building as well. The museum shop was full of tempting wonderful delights and I had to reluctantly limit myself to two small pieces of peranakan carved china. But if you can save up, do so and go wild. Lovely stuff.

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    Thitikarn Nithiuthai (Mesy)

    Located in a historic building. You can learn more about Peranakan (mixed between Chinese and Malay) , e.g. people, lifestyle, cloths, utensils, handicrafts, etc.

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    vong bong

    well display ,great place to understand a little more of the peranakan culture

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    Stephanie Ngui

    Fantastic museum full of so much information and history. I really enjoyed learning about their culture and customs. There are about 3 levels showing life, history, needlework, home life, marriage and death. There are interactive sections for kids including craft. For $10 it is excellent value. It is easy to get to via public transport. They have clean bathroom facilities as well. Air conditioning gets a bit cold so bring a jumper.

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    Aleksandra Milewicz

    Make sure to go on one of the free guided tours. The guide is amazing!

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    Bryce Chee

    Really good collection of memorabilia of the straits born people.

    Learnt many things about my culture I didn’t know about. Many things make sense now!

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    Peranakan Museeum reopens with a refresh exhibits after 4 years of renovation. While it is a great place to learn about Peranakan Heritage, it was lacking in interactive displays as well as the use of modern technology for visuals displays. This place would be more suitable for teens and adults.

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    Shofar Lee

    My second visit so far and I have discovered more information than I know about the Peranakan Heritage. Love everything about it.

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    Ivan Phay

    Lots of information and very well maintained museum!

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    Sambashiva Srisailapathy

    A beautiful Museum that elaborates the history and the ways of Peranakan. The Photos exhibit is an amazing walk through displaying the lives of Peranakan Community and cultural reflections from different generations. This has something both for Singapore Residents and the Tourists !

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    Stephanie Ng

    Lots of interesting things to see. Love the intricate jewellery!

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    Valentino THW

    Local Singaporean get free entry! Start from level 1 then subsequently visit the exhibits from top floor and work your way down. It would be great if you can get someone knowledgeable to explain, because you’re gonna be overloaded with information.

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    Joshua Andrew

    Beautiful piece of architecture. Great museum to find out more about the lives of the Peranakan people.

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    Kristina Jankauskaitė

    Such an interesting place to visit. We had a local guide, who is volunteer there. We had 1,5 hours tour around this museum for free!

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    Arturo Crespo

    Small museum about Peranakan Culture. Don’t miss the fantastic wedding embroidery and the Christian/Chinese altar.

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    Individual ticketing at $10/pax. Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents, and children aged 6 years old and below enjoy free entry.

    The building housing this exhibition was a school. Learn about the unique Peranakan culture and habits developed from descendants of local Malay ladies and foreign Chinese merchants centuries ago.

    Guided tours (in English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and French) are also available. Check their official website for detailed timing available before visiting. Voluntary donations to upkeep and preserve the museum is also available on the spot.

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    Dave Law (DD Davianto Kah Hock)

    Interesting heritage place. Though mention of political figures’ connection is just so grasping at straws. Almost everyone has some connections with this culture.

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    Tom Hlavac

    The Singapore Peranakan Museum is very interesting, if you want to learn about the local polyglot culture. There currently is a display of local antique household furniture, some of which is exquisite.

    The museum is more suited to adults, probably would not hold the attention of children.

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    Nathan Teo

    very unique, filled with extremely personal items with a rich history. the museum itself is nice as well, especially the top floor which has AMAZING lighting and beautiful architecture. great if you have an hour or two to spare in the area.

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    louis chua

    Singapore history is a lot more varied and colorful if you find the time to explore.

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    Darrell Tan

    A smaller museum, but has a good collection of Peranakan artefacts in a historical building. Beautiful examples of clothing and beadwork. Some of the galleries can be a little foreboding or even eerie perhaps.

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    Robert Berry

    Interesting exhibits on Peranakan history and culture, exploring various themes (e.g., identity, death). Definitely worth a visit. You can get in for free if you visit the Asian Culture Museum first

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    Stephen Payne

    Fascinating museum with artifacts and art from the Perenakan culture.

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    CH Low

    Wonderful collection of beautiful artifacts from. The Peranakan or Straits born Chinese in south east Asia

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    novi kurniawan

    Beautiful heritage building has been renovated for museum. The history of peranakan cleary described from cultural point of view, e.g. the wedding, music, religion, etc. The pedestrian in front of the museum still under renovation, but you can still enter the museum from the main entrance.

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    Anurag Gawande

    Peranakan Museum is the go-to destination for Peranakan heritage and culture. It has collection of Peranakan artefacts – such as jewellery, furniture and textiles.

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    Mark Worsman

    A good little museum that gives you a good hour or so of interesting and informative galleries to wander through. Well worth the visit and entry fee.

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    Natalie Ling Shing Ying

    Free admission plus get souvenir for today. Maybe due the some cultural program. Learn and enjoy a lot.

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    zee misari

    Loves it but it’s currently closed.

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    Maria Leontyeva

    The museum is closed until 2021.

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    Reuben Conceicao

    One of the best museums in Singapore. Learn all about the Peranakans here. The gift shop has nice trinkets.

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    lyeheng Tan

    Free entry for local. Show your pick ic. Worth a visit.

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    Eddie Koh

    Very educational with many well preserved exhibits. You would appreciate the amount of effort done by the curators to document intricate details of Peranakan tradition.

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    Paul Lee

    Lovely small museum that shouldn’t be missed.

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    Abigail's Advanture

    Interesting. Museum was set up to look like how peranakans used to live.

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    Della Agustina

    Wide range collection. I went there with my parents. We join the free guide by trained docent, the docent guide is daily. My parents feel nostalgic, and I learn my culture. Definitely happy experience!

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    Baltasar Llopis Pérez

    Great experience. Worth to try if you really like to know local history.

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    Anuradha Goyal

    Lovely little museum that introduces you to ethnic history of singapore

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    A local recommended I visit this museum, and I am happy he did! A beautiful museum and learning of the Peranakan people. Also check out the gift shops. The ladies who run the two shops are Peranakan and have wonderful stories and history to share and beautiful bead work to sell. Well worth the stop.

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    Cheryn C

    Love the garden there, Cant wait for it to open!

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    Tri Pradalina

    I got great idea…. after visited this a place… bringing back memories… and very nice about philosophy of ” Peranakan “

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    Edmund KW

    Nice but museum shop could be bigger with more affordable souvenirs, and some exhibits could be enhanced with more depth (stories on challenges of being peranakan, exhibits of recipes (perhaps the occasional live samples, etc), and better use of interactive AV perhaps even AR. Some issues with lighting that made many exhibits hard to view because of the way light was reflected/refracted, e.g. some paintings could only be viewed from an angle. Lovely building.

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    Shaikh Ralib

    There a nice showcase and beads wear . Show wedding traditional food. Origin places of travel. Type of peranakan .

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    Holly Hitchcock

    Fascinating glimpse of Singapore history through the lens of local populations and cultural artifacts. The exhibit on Peranakan embroidery was stunning!

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    Eunice Yeo

    Brought two aging Peranakan ladies and they thoroughly enjoyed seeing people they know on the walls of the museum!

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    Xavier Berard

    Interesting museum showing the history of Singapore Peranakan people.

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    Vian Chan

    Good for tourists who wish to have a cultural walk. Fusion with Malaysian Chinese stuff. Will close for renovation soon.

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    Hi DS

    An interesting display of peranakan history and culture.

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    Chen Yang

    Reopening street party was buzzing and fun

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    jayaram m

    A great presentation in an orderly manner that captures the cultural diversity of Singapore. A must visit place.

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    Joseph Ong

    I’m a peranakan and what I’ve known about my unique culture was passed by word of mouth and daily living. A visit to this museum is an eye opener in many ways. What knowledge I had was increased by the information and exhibits at this museum. As this is a public museum, the artifacts on display was an accurate depiction of peranakan life from many regions in Southeast Asia.

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    Nancy P

    Fascinating history with beautiful furniture and artwork

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    Lovely refurbished museum! Interesting and educational ! My favourite is actually the stairwell with the colourful lanterns ! What it needs is a nice Peranakan cafe or restaurant !
    The gift shop downstairs was rather boring,

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    Vu Long Tran

    Great nonya muesum. It’ll take you a good few hours to explore well. be sure to try on the nonya traditional clothing if you get the chance.

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    Doris Hoo

    Great place. Additonal star when there is enough parking lots

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    Agus Nugroho

    A lot of wonderful beads and neddle works (if you love beads and needle works, you may spend hours here) but if you don’t like them, you may find this place tad boring. Apart from that, it also shows us the culture and history of peranakan society.

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    Junzies Lee

    Went here during the Armenian Street party a month ago.
    Really liked this museum

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    Ibrahim Roszini

    Being Peranakan my review might be abit biased but this is one of the more interesting museums in Singapore. History of the Peranakan culture and the influence in modern times is displayed prominently and explained thoroughly throughout. Great place for history buffs to brush up on their Peranakan knowledge.

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    Ng Chong Tik - CT

    Good place for a quiet lunch yet special – Tru blue

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    Rachel Cohen

    What a great hidden gem! The museum is very informative about a culture that is so important to Malaysia. They have an amazing collection of porcelain wares. We also really enjoyed learning about the Peranakan 12 day (!!) weddings! They also talk about different significant lifetime events. While somewhat small, it packs a lot in there! Highly recommend!

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    Shocho Shocho

    A beautiful museum to learn about Peranakan heritage. Quite informative, but it can be difficult to understand unless you go there with someone who has a good understanding of the culture.

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    hoe sweeling

    Glad to visit the exhibits before it close for a makeover

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    Joel Rodrigues

    A great place to learn about the Peranakan culture. Whether you’re a Peranakan, or a foreigner; there’s a great deal to learn at the museum. Take the guided tour, as the guides’ are extremely well versed and knowledgeable.

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    Allen S

    Very cool history museum, although it’s small it is very specific

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    Victor Goh

    The Peranakan Museum has amazing galleries that provided a comprehensive guide to Peranakan life. The museum features some of the most complex and intricate bead embroidery that the Perankans are famous for. For a $4 visit, this was a really great way to spend an afternoon.

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    Unique place to learn about peranakan culture and chill out way to kill time

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    Matthew Hine

    A nicely executed and interesting museum to celebrate local Peranakan culture, history, and art.

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    Nice place, bring back lots of childhood memories!

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    Gregory Athanasius

    Peranakan Museum

    Get to know Singapore’s vibrant Peranakan community and history at this top-notch museum, filled with fine artefacts and fun exhibits.

    It’s safe to say that the Peranakan Museum is the go-to destination for Peranakan heritage and culture. It houses what is reputedly the world’s finest collection of Peranakan artefacts – such as jewellery, furniture and textiles – in 10 permanent galleries over three floors.

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    Peter Kakulas

    Very interesting and educational museum where you walk through Peranakan way of life

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    Natrila Femi

    A nice place to learn about Peranakan history. The place is so interactive, they provide you a sheet of paper to be completed with stamps that you’d find along the museum. However when I went here, some of the stamp machines are broken. Nevertheless, this museum provides you a complete lifestyle (and even lifecycle since there is a death section) of Peranakan.

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    Ronald Chu

    Nice museum which exhibit the peranakan culture, history and background. Definitely worth a visit

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    Ginny C

    This Museum is closed until 2021, but Googlemap says it’s open. Please change the open/closure status of this location.

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    Sharifah Lailatul

    I truly enjoyed the place because it is informative. It traces the history of the Peranakan community, it also highlights the culture n how this community came together …. It’s truly a place for history buff

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    Salman Jaffer

    Great street parties

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    A very well kept museum, if you watched and love little nonya(drama) this the place visit!

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    Museum with modern facility.

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    Barry ng

    No doubt its a small place, but it’s filled with the essence of rich nonya culture

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    Qiuling Wu

    The building is spectacular and full of history. I really enjoyed getting to know more about the Peranakans, their history and culture. Their beadwork is just stunning. They do a good job of explaining everything~ I learned a lot!

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    Brittany Lee

    Before I began my tour, I was given a circular card that I was supposed to take along with me. My challenge was to find the “family treasure stations”, all located in different galleries. Each station represented a different item that’s important to the Peranakans.

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    Made a wasted trip as it is currently closed till 2020. I certainly look forward to it’s opening.

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    Mat Weaver (w33va)

    Went on a Sunday and took advantage of the 1pm free family entrance. They were having an exhibition on Peranakan photography which was great.
    A good hour or so spent. Try the Baba house too to put it all in context.

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    shaotj G

    Better have more translations in other language!

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    Ivan G

    An amazing museum dedicated to the Peranakan culture in Singapore. Small but full of gems. Will take an afternoon to finish if you want to be thoroughly educated.

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    Haennim Park

    very well organized museum where we can look into the history and the life of Peranakan. must see place.

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    Jayne Ong

    Visited the newly revamped Peranakan Museum on opening weekend! Beautiful artefacts and stories! Also comes with a children activity booklets so kids can have their own treasure hunt! Great place for family!

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    Madeline C

    Highly recommended of you’re from a peranakan background. Lots of details and photos about peranakan community settling in Malaya/Singapore. That being said, I’m not peranakan and didn’t find it very interesting for me (personal opinion). entrance fee is $5.

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    Christine Jones

    Excellent local guide learned so much about the history and culture…bought in the shop and ate at the recommended Peranakan restaurante a couple of doors away

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    LEACH LiChingHeng

    Cosy little boutique museum filled with treasures!

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    Willennium 2k

    Due to the renovation and restoration work in this area, it is now a close road. Also the museum is now close for major revamp.

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    Anndy Lian

    A very organized and detailed museum. They have introduced the evolution of the Peranakan culture very well.

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    rudy ridwen

    Learned a lot about Peranakans. It would be great if some sounds/audios are added to the display too, so that visitors will know how Peranakans talk and will liven up the dead silent museum.

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    Vincent Tirta Wijaya

    The place is nice and old… but its a bit boring for me so… i say its okay

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    Judy Cheng

    Very lacking in display in terms of Peranakan culture. I have seen better ones in Penang. The place needs to improve to attract people.

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    Ivan Teh

    Peranakan Museum

    Opening Hours:
    Mon: 1pm – 7pm
    Tue – Sun: 9am – 7pm (Till 9pm On Fri)

    Admission Fees (In SGD $):
    Individual: $6
    Concession: $3

    Estimated Visiting Duration:
    1 – 2 Hours

    List Of Star Attractions (Must See):
    Gallery 2, 3, 4, 5: Wedding
    Gallery 6: Nonya
    Gallery 9: Food And Feasting
    Emily Of Emerald Hill: Singaporean Identity On Stage

    List Of Main Attractions (Good To See):
    Gallery 1: Origins
    Gallery 7: Religion
    Gallery 8: Public Life
    Peranakan Museum Exterior & Surroundings

    List Of Other Attractions (For A Complete Experience):
    Gallery 10: Conversations
    Dr. Tan Tsze Chor Gallery
    Upper Annex Gallery
    Main Hall & Staircase

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    Fredy YIAP

    A meal to remember. Food served are unique. Price range cannot be considered as affordable.

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    Amanda Cheng

    The effort put in by the museum and the guides to preserve and appreciate, as well as teach about the Peranakan culture is something very admirable. The Peranakan who visit this museum will feel a strong sense of identity and those who are not Peranakan will truly have the opportunity to stop and understand what their culture is all about, its origins and practices. There is even a photo booth section where people can try out Peranakan clothing and take beautiful pictures. 5/5 worth a visit!

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    Nelly Nu

    Road work. Road diversion. Carpark

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    Rahman Ahmad

    Went there on their open house. Free admission! Very detailed exhibitions. Learned a lot and recommend a visit.

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    Jane N

    Beautiful exhibits. Small museum but still worth visiting.

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    Kadence Services

    A very nice museum to get to know Singapore’s unique culture. Could easily spend around two hours.

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    Liu Ziyuan

    This is a pretty good museum with an abundance of exhibits on local Peranakan culture.

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    Dhea A.Sekararum

    Definitely a go-to place if you want to learn more about the fascinating Peranakan – Singapore heritage and culture. They have beautiful and informative display which come with video to show how the artefacts had been used in their glorious time. You can see the day-to-day routine of Baba and Nyonya, how their houses were, how they dress, as well as the beautiful details of Peranakan wedding ceremony. I will definitely come back here and bring along friends.

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    Tengku Abdullah

    Good place to visit if you want to know more about unique Chinese customs because of inter marriage.

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    Isabelle Niclot

    A very nice museum very cosy offering a lift to go through different levels. Beautiful chinaware and furnitures. A great idea to understand the old style life in Singapour on 19th and 20th century… can take 1 to 2 hours max.

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    Monika Satyajati

    Great museum if you want to know the history of Peranakan people in Singapore.

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    Hertina Ritsky

    It’s a small museum (and they said they were going to renovate this place sometime soon when I visited on Januari ’18?). I suggest taking the guided tour so you can get the best value of your visit to this small but lovely place, especially if you’re from countries near Singapore. It’s nice to know how Southeast Asian culture blends and resulted in what people nowadays call “Peranakan culture”

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    Alexander Wang

    Not very impressive but the best place to learn Peranakan culture. The museum lies by a small road near SMU. It is a quiet place. They provides some small games for visitors to enjoy more.

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    Tay Jing Sheng

    This place is the perfect place to know more about the history and origin of Peranakan in Singapore. It has good static display with clear description. A section of the museum was under maintenance when I was there.

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    Leeya Lee

    Great museum with knowledgeable tour guide. However the location is a little bit hard to find but good experience as overall.

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    Arie Y. Masniari

    I love it !! Great way to learn about your heritage. They have such a beautiful collections.

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    Jason Ng

    Great little museum. Well worth a visit

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    Seok L

    Peranakan Museum is about to close at the end of March for an overhaul and it’s about time. Its exhibits are tiring and lacking fizz. Same exhibition day in and out over so many years. Same cautious security guards who are intent to ensure that you don’t stray out of line, lest the exhibits come to life. Hope the new museum will be more dynamic, featuring different dynamics at various points.

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    chia ris

    Vert good experience. Worth going. …

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    Tsai Wen Shih

    Good place to learn some prety culture history of Singapore

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    Alot of nice peranakan jewelry. But did not like the restoration done on the furniture. Looks thick n all the furniture lost their character. No scratches or bumps left. All that is left is varnish n paint

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    Teoh Yi Chie

    Not the more popular museums in Singapore but still worth a visit if you’re into Peranakan culture, or just want to learn more about Singapore.

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    Penelope Goward

    If you want to learn a little more about the history of Singapore and its peoples, this is the place to go.
    Beautifully presented photos and artifacts.

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    DFW Nick

    A place rich in history about the lives of Baba people. A must to visit.

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    Jimmy Ng

    Rich history of the pernarakan on display. their culture, practices, dressings and all

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    My Hue Nguyen

    Peranakan has similar culture as Vietnamese Chinese, and Vietnamese. The most impression is the embroid cloths, decorations…. They are

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    Daniel Tendean

    Exciting times, this weekend, 17-19 Feb, when the museum has finally re-opened after a four-year renovation. The new contents have included other peranakan communities, namely chetty memakai, Arabs, and eurasians. This has enriched, and given depth to the multi-dimensions of the blend of cultures in Singapore. Beautiful interiors with lanterns hang in the atrium by a local designer Sam Lo. Stunningly displayed artifacts and historical objects from the national collections and local lenders. To me, the 3rd floor is the most interesting where they display textiles, fashion and jewellery.

    This museum is the one you should not miss when visiting Singapore.

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    Jonathan weng kan

    Very good food and unique styling. Represents the Peranakan house nicely

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    Alan Benn

    I found it mildly interesting but contrived – ‘we have Chinese immigrants so here is some Chinese stuff; we have Indian immigrants too so here is some Indian stuff’. Its not expensive, and worth every penny.

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