I have been wanting to visit this museum for the past three years and, finally this week, I managed it. I’m so glad I did as I had a wonderful time strolling around the wooden floorboarded building which I had practically to myself.
It was built in 1912 in the ‘eclectic classical’ style; it’s function, a school. In 1942 it closed when the war started and the Japanese invaded Singapore. They occupied it as a Military Headquarters until October 1945. Two months after the Japanese surrendered it became a school again. The museum opened in 2008.
My main reason for visiting was to acquire some information and inspiration for my planned upcoming collection, based on the colours of the Peranakan Ceramics which I absolutely love.
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For more details on the Peranakan Museum, click here.
For more information about the Peranakans, click here