I made a spontaneous journey to Singapore with no planned itinerary ahead. Luckily, I met a fellow C.ser – Tiara from Hong Kong. Like me, she also doesn’t have a plan as well. Since we’re both into history, we decided to go to the Museum. There are a lot of interesting museums around Singapore. At first, we want to visit the National Museum but the entrance fee is quite off our budget. So we did search for other museums. We came across Peranakan Museum and the entrance fee is relatively cheap and we want to find out what Peranakan means. So we head straight to the museum.

What is Peranakan?

Southeast Asia has been a portal of trading since the ancient times. It lures traders and travelers to the region to have opportunities for wealth. Many have stayed and settled down with local women.

What to do at the Museum:

  • Fill in all the stamps around the museum

  • Join the Free Guided tours

  • Get to know more the Life and Traditions of the Peranakans

How to get there

Location: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941

By Train

A 10-minute walk from City Hall and Bras Basah MRT Stations.

By Car

Paid parking is available next to the Peranakan Museum.

By Bus*

7, 14, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 124, 128, 131, 147, 162,162M, 166, 167, 171, 174, 175, 190, 700, 700A and 857

*Bus stop at Singapore Management University – School of Accountancy and Law

Ticket Price:

Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years & below enjoy free admission just present ID or valid pass for verification.

 Adult  Concession^
Individual $10 $6
Family* $30
Group of 20 pax and more $8 per visitor $4.80 per visitor
Friday Evenings (7 pm to 9 pm) $5 $3


For latest price please visit their website.

Opening Hours

Daily: 10 AM to 7 PM

Fridays: 10 AM – 9 PM

Free Guided Tours Schedule

Monday to Friday 11 AM2 PM
Saturday 10.30 AM, 12.30 PM, 1.30 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM
Sunday 10.30AM, 12.30PM, 1.30PM, 3PM
Mandarin 中文导览
周六 11:30 AM, 2.30 PM
周日 11:30 AM, 2.30 PM
Japanese 日本語ガイド
Tuesday to Friday 火曜日~金曜日

No tours between 15 and 18 August 2017.

10:30 AM
2nd Wednesday of the month 10.45 AM


For further inquiries on free guided tours, please contact the museum front desk at +65 6332 7591, Visitor Services at +65 6332 3275 / 6332 3583 (Monday – Friday: 9 am to 6 pm), or email nhb_pm_vs@nhb.gov.sg

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