Step into the world of the Peranakans of Singapore, one of the nation's founding residents, who also have an amazingly rich culture. Take a journey into the history, lifestyle, and food of the Peranakan Babas (men) and Nyonyas (women).
Start your tour with convenient hotel pickup, followed by a visit to the Spice Garden. As you appreciate the tropical greenery and welcoming environment, your guide introduces the herbs and spices that complement your upcoming Peranakan-style food tasting.
Check out the Peranakan Museum to gain a deeper understanding of this people's culture. Stroll past colorful displays of Peranakan costume with its fine laces, handmade embroidery that reflects natural beauty, beadwork of vibrant hues, glittering jewelry of gold and precious stones. Next, you can see fine porcelain, elegant furniture, and intricately detailed craftwork.
Wander through the bustling enclaves of Katong and Joo Chiat, which showcase the distinctive and baroque Peranakan architectural style. Admire rows of multicolored, traditional shop houses that date back to the 1920s and 1930s, before rewarding yourself with a tasty Nyonya delicacy.