The Peranakan are a group of people who inhabit a major part of Singapore. A colorful journey into the history, the unique characteristics and the lifestyle of the Peranakan people in Singapore would be every tourist's pleasure. This place is conveniently located and is easily accessible from all the major hotels in Singapore and also from the Sentosa Island as well. However there are certain dates in the calendar when the organized trips would not be available. Tours would be conducted for the tourists at around the morning time and a drop facility to the hotels of the tourists can also be organized.
The tourists can avail of this drop facility during the noon. These dates would include:
Christmas day (December 25)
New Year day
Lunar New Year (February 18-19)
Hari Raya Puasa
Hari Raya Haji
A trip down to the place of the Peranakan in Singapore would include a walk through the spice garden which was the original site for the famous Botanic Gardens. After this a visit to the Asian Civilizations Museum at Armenian Street would be a viable option. A trip to this place would make the tourists feel a hang of the finest collection of Peranakan exhibits in South East Asia that this place boasts of. A tourist would be able to get a glimpse of the fascinating culture of "Nonya and Baba" with the help of an exhibition of their finest collection of jewellery, craft work, furniture, festivals and customs.
After this one can take a tour down Katong and Joo Chiat which hums with bustling people from different communities such as Peranakans, Eurasians, Malays, and Indians which together forming a cultural maze in the mosaic of Singapore. A tourist can taste tea and also a sampling of some Nonya delicacies while on a trip to this place.
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