Peranakan Museum: Vintage

Love this old typewriter. Pure elegance. This and other items, used to belong to a Peranakan philanthropist and have been donated to the museum.

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Was excited when I saw these old telephones. Another station kids will like. Wish I could get a pale pink one but not the press button kind but the authentic dialing type that goes zing when you release it. I loved playing with the phone as a kid. Better than any toy. So sad when the then Telecoms took it away and replaced it with the boring, not so attractive push button. I guess these are just models as the real purpose was the interactive aspect of this station where you could pick up the phone and ‘eavesdrop’ on a Peranakan conversation.

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Adore this little beaded purse.

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Love this vintage glasses that my dad used to wear as a teen.  One of the items donated by the family of the philanthropist.

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Women had much smaller feet then.

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6 Responses to Peranakan Museum: Vintage

  1. I love the beautiful patterns in the displays. I love all these vintage items….this style is coming back–Those glasses are on sale at Urban Outfitters–a popular clothing retailer –very “vintage hip”.

  2. whatsaysyou says:

    The beaded purse looks so nice. Man, that makes me wish I have a Peranakan kebaya for real 🙂

  3. blisschic says:

    I have never been to the Peranakan Museum in Singapore and from the looks of it, it seems like I’m missing out on a hidden gem! 🙂 Shall drop a visit to the museum soon. One of my favourite independent museum is the Children Little Museum (Which I just visited again yesterday!) and I believe that it’s a cozy museum that you will enjoy as it has lots of items and toys from the yesteryear.

    • bookjunkie says:

      I am so glad I could entice you to visit. I just chanced upon it and I’m so happy I decided to go check it out.

      I must visit the museum you mentioned…walked by it and thought it was a shop.

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