Peranakan Museum

Top 1% of attractions in Singapore
8 / 10

7 expert reviews

“This small branch of the Asian Civilisations Museum illuminates the fascinating culture of the Peranakans, people born of intermarriages between Chinese immigrants and locally born Malays.”

– Frommer's

Fodor's Fodor's
"Formerly the Tao Nan School, built in 1910, this grand colonial building now houses the first museum in Southeast Asia devoted to the story of the Peranakans." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"A testament to the Peranakan (Straits-born locals) cultural revival in the Lion City." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"The small Peranakan Museum, devoted to the fusion cultures of Singapore, was installed in a disused middle school." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"A small museum housed in a beautiful three-story schoolhouse from the early 1900s, the Peranakan Museum comes as a revelation to those who aren't familiar with Singapore's unique..." Full review
On the Grid On the Grid
"Appropriately, for a building that was once converted from a Chinese school, the permanent exhibition of the Museum began with a focus on different aspects of Chinese culture and civilisation." Full review
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