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Peranakan Museum, Singapore

4.3
#10 of 94 in Museums in Singapore
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Familiarize yourself with a fascinating culture by exploring the exhibits of Peranakan Museum, specializing in the history of those descended from Chinese immigrants who arrived between the 15th and 17th centuries. Learn about all aspects of Peranakan life--from birth to death--as you walk through the museum. Check out the museum's prize exhibit, the Peranakan wedding bed, and try to imagine what it would be like to attend a traditional 12-day wedding. You can also see displays about traditional foods, customs, and the most influential Peranakan people in history. Consider taking a guided tour to enhance your experience. Make Peranakan Museum a part of your Singapore vacation plans using our Singapore online route planner.
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  • This was the best museum we went to. it touched on the people who made this island their home. I was unaware so many cultures arrived, which made the island so multicultural.  more »
  • If you would like to understand the history of the Peranakan culture and the history, this is the place to check out. There they will show you all of the information on how the Peranakan people come.....  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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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