Peranakan Museum: Pretty Architecture

The one thing that made a huge impression on me was the very pretty architecture of the museum. Both the external facade and the building within that was once a Chinese school. The building was constructed way back in 1912 and is of the classical colonial tropical style. It would have been wonderful to live in a home like this with natural light flooding into the middle or central hall of the building, and the solid dark wood floors.

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Airy spacious corridors. I can imagine the children marching through these corridors towards their classrooms as this was Tao Nan School after all. I wonder how much of the old structure was preserved.

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Loved the gorgeous pink wall art.

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I love the use of muted complementary pastel shades.

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If you have difficulty climbing stairs there are lifts that have been constructed within the building.

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Just so pretty.  I can’t rave enough about how pretty the internal structure is and once again my photos don’t do the place justice.  You just have to come explore for yourself.

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4 Responses to Peranakan Museum: Pretty Architecture

  1. Julie says:

    That’s really pretty.


  2. Maria says:

    So many times when I look at your photos of wonderful places in Singapore, I kick myself for not getting around to seeing them when I lived there. Today, with all the gorgeous photos of the Peranakan museum, I’m kicking myself so much I’m black and blue all over. I really do have to get back to that tiny island some day soon!

    • bookjunkie says:

      I just realized that even though we’re so tiny there is still so much more for me to explore. And then after that there’s so much in South Eat Asia that I haven’t seen either.

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