Friday, June 24, 2011
Skywatch Friday - Peranakan Museum - The building
After all the walking from the Bras Basah MRT Station to the National Museum of Singapore and passing by The SubStation and we finally arrived at The Peranakan Museum about 10 to 15 minutes depending on how fast you walked. I was slower cause I stop to take photos along the way. This reminds me that I forgot to post photos of the Bras Basah MRT Station...lol.
The museum showcase the culture and collections of the Peranakans.
Peranakan Chinese and Baba-Nyonya are terms used for the descendants of late 15th and 16th-century Chinese immigrants to the Nusantara region during the Colonial era. Members of this community in Melaka address themselves as "Nyonya Baba" instead of "Baba-Nyonya". Nyonya is the term for the ladies and Baba for the gentlemen. You can find out more about their culture and history from Wikipedia.
A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM: TAKING THE PAST FORWARD (2000) by Chern Lian Shan.
The sculpture is that of an old man holding a young girl and there is a third figure, a woman installed on the second floor balcony of the building. The girl is pointing to the woman. Can you spot the woman in the below photo (circled in red). Sorry, forgot to zoom on the woman sculpture.
The family represents a three generation family.
From 26 May till 3 July 2011, there's a promotion which gives free admission to the museum for all men aged between 1 to 100 years old. Accompanying women will also enjoy a 50% discount on the usual museum admission of $6. You can read more from the official website
More photos on the peranakan museum coming in later post. Very interesting museum.
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