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An interesting look at a former Peranakan home

I enjoyed this tour a lot more than a similar one I did in Malacca (Baba and Nyonya Heritage... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
minxbaby
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Singapore, Singapore
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Worth booking we’ll ahead.

Getting to visit here can be a little laborious as tickets need to be booked well in advance but... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
TheOExpress
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Hong Kong, China
via mobile
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Really interesting to l ran a bit of baba culture from an enthusiastic guide. Had a lovely one and a half hour visit.
Facing the house the side road to the right has a good tea shop just round the corner.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Step inside the blue house for a little time travelling ! Well worth taking the time. A real insight into Peranaken culture and the history of the families who lived in Singapore.

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A must see for locals n tourists alike! This unique museum is once a living home of the rich Peranakan family. The guided tours are informative n thorough if you wish to see how the Peranakans lived , in the past. Highly recommend this!

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Really enjoyed our visit here. We have been to Penang and Malacca and the Peranakan museum in Singapore previously and have visited a lot of historical properties associated with the Peranakan heritage. This building is being restored and maintained by the NUS. It is not a visit to explain the culture etc, you should go to the museum for an in depth explanation of that, although of course there are some explanations on the tour, which lasts about an hour. Primarily this is a house of conservation and renovation education. Thanks to the staff for taking time to open the house to the public and its free, they do not even ask for donations, that is not the point. Make sure you book and turn up on time.

2  Thank SuffolkLucchese
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

This family home is a blend of ethnic Chinese and Malay architecture. It has been restored by the National University of Singapore. The front facade has vivid colours. Behind that are decorative wooden screens leading to a large courtyard. There is nice wooden altar. The upper level has bedrooms with great furniture and portraits. You literally travel to an early twentieth century Singapore home.

3  Thank shri5
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