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The Peranakan Museum is the first museum in the world to explore Peranakan cultures in the former Straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca and Penang and their links with other Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. The museum opened on 25 April 2008 after extensive renovations to transform it from Singapore's original Asian Civilisation Museum.

Peranakan means 'local born' in Malay and refers to the Peranakan Chinese as well as Chitty Melaka (Indian), Kristang (Eurasian) and Jawi Peranakan. The Peranakan Museum features the main themes of Peranakan life in ten permanent galleries and is especially designed for family-friendly visits, with 20 interactive multimedia stations for children providing a seamless journey through the exhibits.

This small boutique museum showcases the life and rites of a Peranakan family, a unique Chinese-Malay blended tradition found only in Southeast Asia.


Clara Chan


39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941

Opening Hours

Check out the newly revamped Peranakan Museum !

Opening hours :
Mondays to Sundays, 10am to 7pm
* with Fridays closing at 9pm.

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