The Peranakan Museum Reopens with a Street Party on the Opening Weekend

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Be among the first to see the Peranakan Museum at the opening weekend party and experience nine newly refreshed galleries featuring all things Peranakan.

Venue: 39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941
Dates: 17 to 19 Feb 2023, 5 pm - 10 pm
Admission: Free admission 

Be among the first to see the Peranakan Museum at the Armenian Street Party: Peranakan Museum Reopens! happening during the museum's opening weekend and experience nine newly refreshed galleries featuring all things Peranakan. Join in the festivities with Peranakan communities, including special performances, food at the Makan Market, gallery tours, and craft workshops.

Experience something new as the Peranakan Museum returns with old favourites and new discoveries. Here's what you can expect!

Live Performances

Photo Credits: Peranakan Museum

Venue: Main Stage, Armenian Street

Celebrate Peranakan culture through distinctive music and performances, every evening at Armenian Street.

17 Feb 2023

  • In The Mood For Kebaya, with¬†The Peranakan Association Singapore (7 pm)
    Kick off the celebrations at Armenian Street with a dazzling showcase of kebayas, presented by the Peranakan Association Singapore. Staged across the Peranakan Museum facade, this showcase charts the history of the kebaya and its iconic place in Peranakan fashion.
  • Hossan-ah! Don't Stand on Ceremony, with Hossan Leong¬†(8.30 pm)
    Hossan Leong tells the story of his roots and the origin story of the Singapore Boy ‚Äď in his own, rib-tickling style!

18 Feb 2023

  • SING! DANCE! ENJOY!, with Peranakan Sayang¬†(7 pm)
    Put on your dancing shoes and joget along with Peranakan Sayang’s uplifting songs. With humour, nostalgia and good vibes, this performance brings old classics and revived Peranakan favourites to the party. 
  • Samrah: Music and Dance, with¬†Arab Network @ Singapore¬†(8.30 pm)
    Join us for this unique showcase of samrah, a traditional Arabic style of music and dance. Incorporating a variety of traditional instruments and sounds, samrah was brought to Southeast Asia by the Arabs and preserved by Arab Peranakans. Samrah is performed during celebrations among this community and no wedding is complete without it! The evening will close with a friendly dance competition between dancers from the Arab Peranakan community.

19 Feb 2023

  • Let's Hooray Hooray!, with¬†Rudy Djoe and the Serenata¬†(7 pm)
    Groove along to folk tunes with a modern twist, presented in the smooth vocals and instrumentation of Rudy Djoe and the Serenata. Immerse yourself in the band‚Äôs wide range of musical genres ‚ÄĒ from Malay pop and the traditional genre of¬†keronchong¬†to Western classics.
  • Journey in Time, with NADA¬†(8.30 pm)
    Immerse yourself in the vintage allures and modern interpretations of the golden age of Malay music with neostalgic duo NADA. 

Drop-in Experiences

Photo Credits: Asian Civilisation Museum

Venue: Armenian Street
Time: 5 - 10 pm

Immerse yourself in a range of activities and experiences at Armenian Street. Discover food, crafts, and games, or talk to our friendly community members to learn more about Peranakan culture!

Pose at the¬†360¬į video booth and dress-up corner, create your own customised coaster inspired by images of flora and fauna found on objects in the Peranakan Museum, and satisfy your craving for Peranakan food¬†at the Makan Market!¬†

Workshops & Tours

Photo Credits: Asian Civilisation Museum

Venue: Peranakan Museum, Level 1

Take your time to explore, understand, and appreciate the diversity of Peranakan experiences and traditional practices with our hands-on workshops and guided tours of the newly revamped galleries. 

Craft Demonstration

Photo Credits: Jackie Sam

Venue: Exploration Zone, Level 3
Time: 5 - 10 pm

Drop by the Exploration Zone for craft demonstrations with skilled practitioners.  Featuring a different craft each day, understand the workmanship that goes into these objects, interact with practitioners keeping these crafts alive, and gain an appreciation for the living heritage of the Peranakans.

  • 17 Feb:¬†Jewellery Crafting Demonstration by Foundation Jewellers
  • 18 Feb:¬†Woodcarving Demonstration by Yong Cheong Thye and Cheh Kai Hon
  • 19 Feb:¬†Embroidery and Beading Demonstration by Jackie Sam

Cooking Demonstration

ÔĽŅPhoto Credits: Peranakan Museum

Venue: Main Stage, Armenian Street
Time: 6 pm (Registration required)

Join in the culinary action as community chefs take centre stage to showcase traditional dishes from diverse Peranakan communities. 


Click here to find out more about Armenian Street Party: Peranakan Museum Reopens! and head down for an exciting party! 



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Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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