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The exhibits, ranging from letters and medals to paintings and photographs mostly on loan from the families, are organised by three historical periods - Pioneering a Settlement (1819-1889), Growing a Settlement to a City (1890-1945), and Growing a Nation (1946-1965).

An oil-on-canvas portrait of Tan Jiak Kim done by Low Kway Soo, whose brother Kway Song was also a known portraitist of early 20th century Singapore.

A 1922 photo of Lee Choo Neo, Singapore’s first woman physician.

50 notable Peranakans from Singapore's history

Peranakan Museum runs a showcase of its people, rather than their culture.
26/06/2015 - 05:50

THERE'S much to behold about the Peranakan culture - its architecture, customised furniture and decorative items, textiles and ceramics, jewellery. But what seems less celebrated is its people, and the community's contribution to Singapore.

For the first time in the Peranakan Museum's

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