If you want to know about Peranakan cultures, the best way to do so is by visiting the Peranakan Museum. A sister museum of the Asian Civilisations Mueum, the Peranakan Museum is the first in the world to exhibit the Peranakan cultures in Singapore, Malacca, Penang and neighboring Southeast Asian nations. Here’s what you need to know when you want to visit:
There are ten galleries that exhibit Peranakan way of life. The building has three levels. The Level 1 Gallery 1 presents the beginnings of Peranakan culture. Level 2 Galleries present different wedding chamber and processions. Level 3 Galleries 6-10 present the Religion, Public Life, Food and Feasting of Peranakans.
The Museum is at 39 Armenian Street. You can get there via taxi, car, train or bus. Taxi is the most convenient way. There is a paid parking area next to the Peranakan Museum. If you want to save money, you can try the train or bus. If you decide to ride the MRT, make sure to stop at City Hall or Bras Basah stations then walk from there. If you decide to take the bus, wait at the Singapore Management University bus stop and take either bus 7, 14, 16, 77, 106 or 11.
The good news is that the admissions are free to all locals and permanent residents. For adult tourists, S$6.00 is solicited for entry. For full time students or senior tourists, S$3.00 is solicited.
The museum opens from 1pm to 7pm during Mondays. They open from 9am to 7pm during Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. They open from 9am to 9pm during Fridays.