Visiting this museum, formerly Tao Nan Chinese School, built in 1912, was a great pleasure. Everything were displayed beautifully, clearly, with a little fun here and there. Again, I'm so jealous that Indonesia can't do the same thing ( oh and If I start complaining about this, then I will keep going on and on )
The Peranakan Museum reveals the culture of Peranakan communities in in Southeast Asia, especially in Singapore. This intimate museum possesses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan objects. Galleries on three floors illustrate the cultural traditions and the distinctive visual arts of the Peranakans.
When I visited this place, an exhibition was held, entitled "Emily of Emerald Hill", a famous play about a peranakan lady. It's amazing for an Indonesian like me: a play, although a famous one, would never be put on center stage in any museum in Indonesia. And this was not only that: this museum took this as a very serious project. I don't need to read the play script to know what this is all about, and what's the story behind it, in a very enjoyable way. They didn't miss a single little detail!