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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Secrets of Singapore's Smallest Museum

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.Singapore, SingaporePart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Alvin

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

Babas and Nyonya! (Gentlemen and Ladies!)
Welcome to MY HOME MUSEUM!

Started in 2003, this will be a virtual museum visit LIKE NO OTHER! Apart from still LIVING in the home museum, it showcases my collection of Singapore's unique Peranakan antiques over 30 years! Hear intimate stories on how I started collecting, and how my home ended up as an award winning museum!

This is MORE than a boring museum visit! You will learn about the Peranakan opulent lifestyle as seen in Crazy Rich Asians. From delicate famille rose porcelain to age old rosewood furniture, from pastel colored swiss voile blouses peppered to colorful French beaded slippers, let me transport you into the fantasy world of the Peranakans where East meets West!

Your visit will complete with a sampling of traditional Peranakan Nyonya desserts or kueh, where you will appreciate the attention to culinary detail by the Peranakan women .

Make friends from all over the world—without ever leaving your own house! This Experience is not only for someone alone at home, but also great for team-building to reconnect with your colleagues while working from home, for birthday parties, bachelorettes, and even to connect with your family and friends, even if in different homes or countries!

You will join us as a stranger, and end up as FRIENDS!
Babas and Nyonya! (Gentlemen and Ladies!)
Welcome to MY HOME MUSEUM!

Started in 2003, this will be a virtual museum visit LIKE NO OTHER! Apart from still LIVING in the home museum, it showcases my collection of Singapore's unique Peranakan antiques over 30 years! Hear intimate stories on how I started collecting, and how my home ended up as an award winning museum!

This is MORE than a boring museum visit! You wil…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Alvin can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $200.

What to bring

  • Absolutely NOTHING except your great personality and a curious mind!
From $20
/ person
Fri, 30 Oct
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (EDT)
$20 per person
$20 per person
Sat, 31 Oct
10:00 am - 11:00 am (EDT)
$20 per person
$20 per person
Sat, 31 Oct
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EDT)
$20 per person
$20 per person

Meet your host, Alvin

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a Peranakan! And both my parents are Peranakans. Having been a collector of Peranakan material culture for 3 decades, and I have some of the world's largest collections of Peranakan culture right here in Singapore's smallest HOME museum!

Apart from being recognize as Best Overall Museum Experience by Singapore's National Heritage board and Best Tour Experience by Singapore Tourism Board. my museum is now #2 on tripadvisor of museums to visit in Singapore!

I've represented Singapore Peranakan culture in London, Las Vegas, Paris, Russia, Spain, Korea and China. The museum has also been featured in SF Chronicles, TTG Asia, CNN, Washington Post, Thailand Tatler and CGTN America .
I am a Peranakan! And both my parents are Peranakans. Having been a collector of Peranakan material culture for 3 decades, and I have some of the world's largest collections of Peranakan culture right here in Singapore's smallest HOME museum!

Apart from being recognize as Best Overall Museum Experience by Singapore's National Heritage board and Best Tour Experience by Singapore Tourism Board. my museum is now #2 on tripadvisor of museums to visit in Singapore!

I've repr…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Agnes
October 2020
The indepth & generous sharing by Alvin were remarkable ! Even though the experience was virtual, I felt connected because he was personable & entertaining. And the sharing of artefacts in the video was really good because I could appreciate what he was talking about. It was a wonderful afternoon of learning ! For all that I have gained, the experience was truly value-for money. So I think more people should also come and experience this ! Thank you Alvin & thank you airbnb for making this so accessible !
The indepth & generous sharing by Alvin were remarkable ! Even though the experience was virtual, I felt connected because he was personable & entertaining. And the sharing of art…
Nidhi
October 2020
Excellent Experience by Alvin who perfectly explains - why, how, when & what of fusion of cultures leading to origin of "Peranakans". Alvin is extremely friendly, engages everyone in the session and answers all questions very meticulously. Warning - Alvin relishes several Peranakans desserts, one after another, towards the end of the session which will surely make you drool and feel envious ! HA HA HA. Alvin is Superanakans !!!
Excellent Experience by Alvin who perfectly explains - why, how, when & what of fusion of cultures leading to origin of "Peranakans". Alvin is extremely friendly, engages everyone…
Lauritz
October 2020
A visit to a museum without leaving home? Alvin manages to organize a very professional guided tour of his small museum in 60 minutes. We especially liked the personal touch and the attention to every single participant!
Jimmy
October 2020
I got a very deep understanding about peranakan as a whole, including the background and also the host are very active and friendly. I felt welcome. Hope I can go to Singapore soon and for sure The Intan would be my first to do list !
Nicholas
October 2020
A very unique experience visiting a digital live museum for the first time. It's so value for money as Alvin shares much about his heritage, culture and makes it personal and relevant to the guest. Would highly recommend this experience!
Renjie
October 2020
A magical must-do experience - and a perfect weekend morning activity! I’ve been to The Intan thrice, but still managed to learn a whole lot of fascinating new insights into the Peranakan culture. Alvin is a consummate storyteller.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

Be prepared for an AMAZING 45mins that will make your laugh and cry, inspire and yet confuse you !