Great Peranakans: Fifty Remarkable Lives

Peranakan Museum
23 May 2015 - 03 Apr 2016

Great Peranakans celebrates the achievements of 50 men and women who have shaped Singaporean life and culture over the past two centuries. These pioneers made important contributions in art, culture, education, business, governance, and public service. Collectively, their stories and the more than 100 objects from their lives invite greater contemplation of evolving Peranakan and Singaporean identities.


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Gallery Guide

English Gallery Guide

Chinese Gallery Guide

Malay Gallery Guide

Tamil Gallery Guide

Featured Images

NHBSVRAPP61620000049749Ancestor portrait of Tan Kim Seng
Qu Chiqing 屈驰卿
Singapore, 1931
Oil on canvas, 98 x 78 cm
Peranakan Museum

NHBSVRAPP61620000049748Portrait of Tan Jiak Kim
Low Kway Soo, Singapore, 1919
Oil on canvas, 251 x 140 cm
National Museum of Singapore