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Peranakan Museum

History Museum, Museum, and Art Gallery
Central Region, Singapore
  • Shawn
    "Free entry for all Singaporeans"(4 Tips)
    Tasha K.
    "Very insightful and there were more things to see than I expected!"(3 Tips)
    "Half price admission on Fridays after 7pm."(3 Tips)
    Janek T.
    "Take the free guide tour which starts at 11:00 or 14:00."(2 Tips)
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  • P F.
    P FongOctober 20
    The Nyonya cakes!
  • Janek T.
    Take the free guide tour which starts at 11:00 or 14:00.
  • Kars A.
    Kars AlfrinkAugust 20, 2016
    Charming if a little dull museum offering some insights into the life and culture of the peranakans, of which only the food seems to have really remained to this day.
  • Conrad Hotels & Resorts
    At a local museum, let a guide lead the way or take yourself through the historic displays. Read more
  • Steve
    SteveFebruary 1, 2016
    Half price admission on Fridays after 7pm.
  • Steve
    SteveFebruary 1, 2016
    If you are planning to go to more than 1 museum, consider getting a 3 day pass for about $20 which will get you access to all 5 city museums.
  • P C.
    P CDecember 20, 2015
    Explains history of the Straits-born Chinese. Parking may be tricky. Best to take the MRT or bus.
  • Clement C.
    Clement ChaiOctober 27, 2015
    With lots of Singapore history compared to other Peranakan places
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherSeptember 28, 2015
    A great starting point in understanding Singapore's unique blend of Chinese, Malay & South Asian culture. Now I understand what 'Peranakan' means. A must see.
  • Siân N.
    Siân NgSeptember 19, 2015
    Free for Singaporean citizens and PR. Foreigners pay S$6. Fantastic variety of items on display, very educational.
  • Mag T.
    Mag TYAugust 23, 2015
    Interesting 50 Peranakans Exhibition - best enjoyed with tour at 1230pm on Friday
  • Shawn
    ShawnAugust 15, 2015
    Free entry for all Singaporeans and definitely a great insight into Peranakan Culture.
  • Rachel H.
    Rachel HoFebruary 8, 2015
    Free entry for Singaporeans.
  • Torzin S
    Torzin SJanuary 11, 2015
    Very interesting place to learn the bygone time of chinese culture in South East Asia, how sophisticate it was, how rich it was of merchant class
  • Yiling W.
    Yiling WongNovember 10, 2014
    This is a somewhat interactive museum, and not too big, could be good for kids over 7ish. You can collect neat stamp impressions all over -just bring some paper.
  • Maynard T.
    Maynard TannSeptember 7, 2014
    Reasonable admission price. Free for Singaporeans.
  • Rox L.
    Rox LantaiJune 1, 2014
    Auspicious It Is. Follow the game. Nice to know so much.
  • Tasha K.
    Tasha KissaunMay 28, 2014
    Very insightful and there were more things to see than I expected!
  • Elise ❥.
    Elise ❥April 24, 2014
    Come on Friday nights after 6pm for entrance tickets @ half price!
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousApril 20, 2014
    Free admission 4 Singapore citizens & PR all year round fr 18May2013. 7 other museums too! 10 permanent galleries, incl elaborate 12-day wedding, prominent Peranakans in SG, food and feasting
    Upvoted Sep 9
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMarch 7, 2014
    This museum explores the culture of the Peranakan (descendants of 17th-century Chinese and Indian immigrants who married local Malays). Inside, find ceremonial jewelry and nyonya porcelain vases.
  • Ricardo III B.
    Ricardo III BasalloOctober 11, 2013
    Go see this if you're ever in the area.
  • Nigel ไนเจล C.
    Nigel ไนเจล ChoiSeptember 29, 2013
    Year 2011, Joo Chiat is declared Spore's first heritage town due to strong effort to promote its Peranakan culture.
  • Daria T.
    Free admission every public holiday
  • Ted C.
    Ted ChooApril 19, 2013
    So much to learn, understand and treasure. A culture and heritage that is truly unique to singapore!
  • samanthacharlottelee
    samanthacharlotteleeJanuary 6, 2013
    Go for the guided trip, you will learn and hear more than if you walked through the whole museum yourself!
  • yining
    yiningDecember 8, 2012
    for first timers, it is recommended to call and find out guided tour schedule of the day. You will get to know and appreciate more about this unique culture of Singapore and Southeast Asia.
    Upvoted Sep 9
  • William F.
    William FoongOctober 7, 2012
    The crying coffin! OMFG!
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  • Ramesh I.
    Ramesh IyerOctober 26, 2011
    love the art works especially the one showing the diverse cooking and wedding styles
    DHR.comOctober 17, 2011
    If you're interested in Peranakan culture in SG and in other Southeast Asian communities, this is a must-visit. Ancient artifacts and treasures are available in the 10 galleries and interactive areas.
  • June L.
    June LimSeptember 8, 2011
    Legend has it tat there is a SOHO cafe ard and it'd pretty decent
  • Dennis F.
    Dennis FungAugust 1, 2011
    You can get a family pack for 5 to 6 adult. And save over 50% of the admission fee.
  • Linina L.
    Linina LaninaMay 29, 2011
    Great special textile tour by Anna from Germany. She was a volunteer. Great knowledge and stories.
  • Rafil K.
    Rafil K.April 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Sarong Kebaya: Peranakan Fesyen & its International Sources! - check out the fabulous n exuberant pieces of kebayas dated since the 16th century
  • Crixtopher Cruz L.
    Crixtopher Cruz LeeMarch 11, 2011
    A place full of rich heritage and history
  • Rafil K.
    Rafil K.March 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out our upcoming Sarong Kebaya Exhibition from 1 April 2011!
  • Jack C.
    Jack ChiaFebruary 12, 2011
    Very Hermes : )
  • Jack C.
    Jack ChiaFebruary 12, 2011
    Good educational tour. Lots of info.. 1 hour though.. My wife really likes it
  • Vincent K.
    Vincent KhooJanuary 23, 2011
    Don't park illegally at ura carpark even on sundays. Cisco really on. Sure Lena summons.
  • WL T.
    WL TNovember 6, 2010
    Spend more than $200 at the shop and you can apply for a Banyan Tree card, which entitles you to discounts / deals at their other shops and lifestyle outlets.
  • xinxiu H.
    xinxiu HongNovember 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Aircon really cold! Fantastic place thou!
  • @k1h
    @k1hDecember 30, 2014
    スタンプラリーはこどもにぴったり エンボスなので 汚れませんし 好きなノートにエンボスを集めるのもいいかも クリスマスなど時々入館無料になる日があります。
  • Jithathai J T.
    Jithathai J Trip🎀December 30, 2012
    มาทัศนศึกษา lol
  • Nickii T.
    Nickii T.IttisakSeptember 3, 2010
    น่าดูมากๆ มีแต่ของสวยของงามของบะบ๋าย่าหย๋า เหมือนที่ดูในซีรี่ส์เลย
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