Built within an old Chinese School, the Peranakan Museum explores the culture, traditions, artwork and history of the Peranakan communities. Travelers can explore three floors of interactive exhibits that link Singapore’s modern culture to its Chinese, Indian, Malay, Indonesian and European roots. Some of the museum is geared towards the younger set, making it ideal for visitors with small children. Travelers agree the reasonable fee and interesting galleries—like the traditional houses and wedding dresses—are the perfect way to spend an educational afternoon (especially on a rainy day!).
Peranakan Museum is located at 39 Armenian Street in Singapore near Fort Canning Park. The museum is a 10 minute walk from the City Hall and Bras Basah MRT Stations and easily accessible from numerous public bus lines. It is open daily from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on Fridays from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $18 for families.