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Asian Civilisation Museum (Armenian Street)

The first Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is also located in the Civic District, along Armenian Street.  It opened on 22 April 1997.  Among its galleries focusing on Southeast Asian Civilisations is a permanent exhibition known as the Peranakan Legacy.  The Peranakan culture is a blend of Chinese, Malay and European cultures.

The ACM building was previously the home of the well-known Tao Nan School for about 70 years until the school moved to Marine Parade in the mid-1980s.  Plans are afoot to convert this museum into a Peranakan-themed museum by 2008.  It was gazetted as a National Monument in 1998.


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5 November, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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