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Most locals never knew a mini Peranakan Museum hidden in the residential enclaves of Joo Chiat! Meet the affable true blue Peranakan Alvin in his own home, which he has lovingly turn into a collector’s haven of treasures of the Peranakan Culture. Admire his huge and impressive collection of beaded slippers, colourful spittoons and antique mother-of-pearl furniture. Alvin has been the poster boy for all things Peranakan, representing Singapore in numerous trade shows and events, plus being featured in the Singapore Airlines inflight safety video.

We continue with a walk through Joo Chiat with our guide to admire a large mural painted by Ernest Zacharevic, the same artist behind the famous Georgetown Penang murals. Onward to the locations of our national anthem’s composer Zubir Said’s former residence and the once popular Lucky Book Store. Our walk will also take us to architecturally amazing Peranakan houses.

Optional : End the truly insightful tour with a scrumptious Peranakan meal at the oldest Nonya restaurant in Singapore, Guan Hoe Soon. Sedap!”

  • Meet the affable true blue Peranakan Alvin in his own home, which he has lovingly turned into a collector’s haven of treasures of the Peranakan Culture
  • Admire his huge and impressive collection of beaded slippers, colourful spittoons and antique mother-of-pearl furniture
  • Continue with a walk through Joo Chiat with our guide to admire a large mural painted by Ernest Zacharevic, the same artist behind the famous Georgetown Penang murals

Duration

2 hours

Reviews

A very eye-opening experience into the Peranakan culture, history and decor. Our host Alvin was very welcoming and open to explaining each piece of furniture/item and how it came about 👍🏻👍🏻 highly recommended

Natalie27th Dec 2020

Good experience! Nice to be acquainted with a part of our yesteryear culture. My parents can even recollect their childhood days when the Peranakan culture was more prevalent. The Guide Jane was extremely patience and helpful to our parents. Highly recommended.

Lim11th Jan 2021