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Apa Khabair? – Peranakan Museum in the Making is a pop-up exhibition showcasing key milestones from the Peranakan Museum’s past while presenting the Peranakan way of life and culture, from Singapore and the region.
The exhibition title is borrowed from the familiar Baba Malay greeting “Apa Khabair?”, meaning “What news is there?”, and heralds the reopening of the Peranakan Museum in the first half of 2023.
Discover the worlds of our Peranakan communities in three sections:
Take a walk down memory lane with the history timeline that starts with the Tao Nan School building, then trace its transformation into the Peranakan Museum.
On display are the museum's recent collaborations with various Peranakan communities, which provides insights into their vibrant cultures through valuable intangible cultural heritage.
Visitors can appreciate the exquisite craftsmanship and history behind Peranakan objects from the National Collection, some of them on display for the first time.
Pictured is a baby carriage that was likely used in central Java in a traditional ceremony called Tedun, where a child selects objects which will symbolically predict their future personality and interests. Gift of Dr Boedi Mranata, Jakarta.
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Russel Wong in Kyoto
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