Join us on a colorful journey into the history, lifestyle and unique character of the Peranakan Babas (the men) and Nyonyas (the women)!
First we will walk through a spice garden - the original site of the first Botanic Gardens will uncover the intricacies of spices and herbs that go into Peranakan cooking. We will visit the Peranakan Museum to see a fascinating display of Peranakan costume, embroidery, beadwork, jewelry, porcelain, furniture, craftwork which will provide a glimpse into the fascinating culture of the Nyonyas and Babas. A visit to the bustling enclaves of Katong & Joo Chiat showcases the rich and baroque Peranakan architecture. See rows of colorful traditional shop-houses that date back to the 1920s and 1930s. We will complete the tour with a sampling of some Nyonya delicacies.
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As I am descended from a Nonya I found it particularly interesting. I did not know much about the Peranakan's and was delighted to discover so much from our guide. The food was delicious.
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Discover the Wonders of Herbs and Spices
Take a walk through the Spice Garden, where Singapore's first Botanic Gardens used to be located. Get to know all the wonderful herbs and spices that go into giving Peranakan dishes their complex flavor.
Visit the Peranakan Museum
Check out displays of Peranakan clothing, embroidery, beadwork and traditional crafts, to get insight into the culture of the Peranakans.
Stroll around Katong and Joo Chiat
Explore Katong and Joo Chiat to see the colorful and ornate style of Peranakan architecture. The rows of colorful traditional shophouses, built in the 1920s-30's are a feast for the eyes.
Sample Peranakan Delicacies
Complete the tour with a taste of Peranakan delicacies, which combine Malay and Chinese techniques and ingredients such as turmeric, lime leaves, lemongrass and more to create a flavorful cuisine that is all Singapore!
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As I am descended from a Nonya I found it particularly interesting. I did not know much about the Peranakan's and was deligh...ted to discover so much from our guide. The food was delicious. more
The tour was OK but a bit disappointing. The guide was quite knowledgeable but the tour could have been better had more been incl...uded. I have a friend in Singapore who is a Peranakan descendant. I met her following the tour and she asked what we had covered. She felt the tour was incomplete and showed me around the area pointing out traditional architecture and customs practiced in the area. more
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