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Singapore's Peranakan Museum

One of the highlights for me during my trip to Singapore a few years back was checking out the Peranakan Museum. And if you have been reading a lot from this blog, you would see that I enjoy museums and different cultures. But now back to the Peranakan Museum. This museum showcases the culture of Peranakan communities not only in Singapore but in Asia. It contains “one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan objects.”
The museum which is located in the former Tao Nan Chinese School built in 1912 has galleries on three floors. They are  rich with artifacts and visuals of Peranakan cultural traditions as well as visual arts. The museum is a component of the Asian Civilizations Museum and is operating under the National Heritage Board.
Located in 39 Armenian Street, the museum is open Mondays (1-7 pm) as well as on Tuesday to Sunday (9:30 am to 7 pm, up to 9 pm on Fridays). Adult admission is $3.

The Peranakan museum along Armenia St.., occupying the former Tao Nan Chinese School
The Peranakan museum along Armenia street, occupying the former Tao Nan Chinese School

Note: This post is also linked with BPC 319 and Wednesday Whites.

7 thoughts on “Singapore's Peranakan Museum”

  1. I’d love to see some displays inside the museum, sis! I love museum tours as well! When did you hit Singapore? Just recently?
    BPC hop diay ko. Thanks for joining!

  2. we dont go much to museums. hubby find it so boring. but im sure my little boy here would love to go coz he is very interested in the history and reading about the facts and infos.
    from BPC!

  3. that’s an impressive looking building. i love going to museums too. i just don’t have anyone to take with me, because everybody around me are not fond of museums. 🙂 i love seeing artifacts and knowing the history behind it.
    visiting from WW. happy thanksgiving!

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