Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : SGD 45
Timings : 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Entry is available upon appointment
The Intan is an unconventional museum that preserves all things Peranakan over 20 years now. Extremely famous for its signature tea experience, the Intan is concealed in a Joo Chiat Terrace House. Visitors especially come here to witness the Peranakan tea culture which the Intan museum-cum-house perfectly does justice to. It has bagged awards such as 'Best overall Experience' in Singapore's inaugural museum roundtable awards and has been featured on international platforms like CNN Travel and Discovery Channel.
Alvin Yapp, the owner of the Intan, started a pursuit of all things Peranakan, around 30 years ago. He was determined to know more about his heritage and culture, and after several requests to visit his home by the Peranakan enthusiasts, he finally converted his house into a museum so that people could quench their Peranakan thirst and others could educate themselves about the Peranakan Culture.
Being a 7th generation Peranakan himself, Alvin Yapp transformed his love for the Peranakan culture to a captivating and dynamically adapting abode of artifacts and handicrafts that reflect the true essence of Peranakan culture. Throughout his 20 years of quest, his collection has progressed as a personal and community-centric outlook of the Peranakan culture. Having won the traveler's choice award in 2017 and achieving the 'Certificate of Excellence', the Intan ranks 14 on things to do in Singapore. A collector's house-turned-museum, the Intan flaunts the Peranakan beauty and gives insight on the long-gone pages of Peranakan history.
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