Singapore Night Festival 2017 | Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum Singapore.
Peranakan Museum, Singapore.

Again, as I wrote in the second part of my double post on the Night Festival, I visited the Peranakan Museum while touring the Fort Canning zone of the festival. Here are the photos taken during that brief visit.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 Peranakan Museum.
The façade atmospherically lit up for Singapore Night Festival 2017.

This is not my first visit to the Peranakan Museum, though the previous time I went in was eight years ago in 2009. Since then, I’ve long been intending to revisit, but it became one of those things I think about every now and then, but just never got down to.

The museum opened till late as part of Singapore Night Festival 2017 was thus the perfect opportunity for me, especially with me carrying my DSLR. What’s more, I simply adore visiting museums at night.

Somehow there’s a completely different feel, even if you can’t actually tell any difference when inside. The entire ambiance is just, I don’t know, so much more romantic?

A Nocturnal Tour of the Singapore Peranakan Museum

Singapore Peranakan Museum Display.
One of the many themed displays introducing the lifestyles of the Babas and Nyonyas.

Peranakan Wedding Chamber at Peranakan Museum, Singapore.
Peranakan Wedding Chamber.

Menshen, or Gods of the Door.
Men Shen, or Gods of Door display.

Incidentally, I didn’t read most of the display explanations as I was “rushing” for time that evening; there was one more night festival area of the Fort Canning zone I wanted to get to. One of these days, I probably return to have a more detailed look at everything. (Hopefully, not eight years later!)

Singapore Peranakan Museum Statues
The Peranakans are descended from the Chinese, so there are plenty of Chinese-themed displays.

Peranakan Wedding Procession.
Wedding fashion parade.

Historical Peranakan Kitchen at Peranakan Museum, Singapore.
A typical Peranakan kitchen? Of late, I noticed a lot of young families are decorating their kitchens this way to achieve that “heritage” feeling.

Speaking of heritage decorations, I once thought about doing up my home that way too. Eventually, I decided I’m too rough to be able to handle all that lacquered wood.

Peranakan Ceramics.
Lovely pottery.

Nyonya woman painting.
Portrait of a Nyonya woman.


Update: Aug 26, 2017

Went in again and took this picture. It’s a glow-in-the-dark mural, one of the featured displays of the night festival.

I have to say I’m rather neutral to it, overall, though I enjoyed the cha-cha music that was playing in the room!

Singapore Night Festival Peranakan Museum mural.
Glow in the Dark mural at Peranakan Museum, Singapore. Part of Singapore Night Festival 2017

The Peranakan Museum would be opened till midnight on Aug 24, 25, and 26.

Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.

Here’s how you can visit the Peranakan Museum, and two other Singaporean museums within a day.

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Singapore Night Festival 2017 | Peranakan Museum
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Singapore Night Festival 2017 | Peranakan Museum
Pictures from last Friday’s visit to Singapore’s Peranakan Museum. The museum opened as part of the night festival was the perfect opportunity for me to revisit.

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