Take a peek into the intriguing Peranakan culture, showcased within the Peranakan Museum that serves as a fascinating lens into this very unique and integral culture that forms part of the Southeast Asian landscape. If you are in the city and seeking accommodation as well, there are several luxury hotels Singapore has to offer the roving tourist, with the St. Regis Singapore serving up quality Singapore luxury suites to enhance any stay in the city.
The Peranakan Museum holds the distinction of being the first chronicle of this unique culture. You will find it at the Old Tao Nan School building, which is found in Armenian Street. One of the more famed exhibits in the museum is the Peranakan Wedding Bed, on which Mrs. Quah birthed seven of her eleven children. An ornate resting chamber, it evokes the grandeur of kings and queens. The opulent wedding chamber, as well as a true-to-form wedding procession are other elements worth seeing in this fascinating museum. Other galleries showcase the exquisite bead-work items of the Nonyas, who are also responsible for the fine porcelain collection displayed in an adjacent gallery – the world’s finest example of such items. Delighting culture vultures of all sorts, this museum merits a visit the next time you are in Singapore.
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