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NUS Baba House

157 Neil Road, Singapore 088883, Singapore
+65 6227 5731
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Unique insights into local history and culture

This place can only be visited in connection with a free tour of approx. 1.5 hours which requires... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
celge
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Engrossing

I'm sure the success of this must rest in large part on the volunteer guides, but the combination... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Michael D
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Singapore, Singapore
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An architectural icon and Singapore's first heritage house, the NUS Baba House showcases the interior of a Peranakan family home in the 1920s. Heritage Tours are held four times a week and are about an hour each. Tours are limited to 13 participants per session and advanced booking is required. Tours are offered on: Mondays - 2pm Tuesdays - 2pm & 6.30pm Thursdays - 10am Saturdays - 11am
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157 Neil Road, Singapore 088883, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place can only be visited in connection with a free tour of approx. 1.5 hours which requires prior registration. I waited a couple of weeks for a free seat on a Saturday but it was worth waiting. You will get insights into an original...More

Thank celge
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I'm sure the success of this must rest in large part on the volunteer guides, but the combination of architectural and historical gems mean that this is one of the best things I have done in Singapore. The NUS admin person is a little officious,...More

2  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I really recommend the tour of this wonderfully restored Peranakan family home - managed by the University of Singapore. Our guide today - Janice- brought the house to life. She explained all the carvings and symbols, how life would have been lead and the house...More

2  Thank Beverley73
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Really interesting to l ran a bit of baba culture from an enthusiastic guide. Had a lovely one and a half hour visit. Facing the house the side road to the right has a good tea shop just round the corner.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Step inside the blue house for a little time travelling ! Well worth taking the time. A real insight into Peranaken culture and the history of the families who lived in Singapore.

1  Thank GapYear4grownups
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A must see for locals n tourists alike! This unique museum is once a living home of the rich Peranakan family. The guided tours are informative n thorough if you wish to see how the Peranakans lived , in the past. Highly recommend this!

Thank Audrey911
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Really enjoyed our visit here. We have been to Penang and Malacca and the Peranakan museum in Singapore previously and have visited a lot of historical properties associated with the Peranakan heritage. This building is being restored and maintained by the NUS. It is not...More

1  Thank SuffolkLucchese
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This family home is a blend of ethnic Chinese and Malay architecture. It has been restored by the National University of Singapore. The front facade has vivid colours. Behind that are decorative wooden screens leading to a large courtyard. There is nice wooden altar. The...More

3  Thank shri5
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Very informative visit with helpful knowledgeable guides, the house gives a glimpse in to the past lives of a unique heritage not found anywhere else but South East Asia, it's great to see the house preserved and maintained for future generations, we really enjoyed the...More

3  Thank Colin C
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This NUS attraction is not to be missed. Be sure to book ahead and have a second date in mind if you are not able to get your preferred day. An hour long, step back into early Singapore life with the aide of a well...More

1  Thank NaiNai38
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