Use your SG Rediscovers Voucher to visit The Intan museum and receive an additional Intan Museum Label gift per voucher (while stocks last). There are 4 gifts to choose from. Only available to SJIOBA members. Present your SJIOBA membership card to receive your additional gift.
The Intan: The Intan is a private home museum that houses one of Singapore’s most impressive collections of Peranakan (a group descended from Chinese settlers) artifacts. Owner Alvin Yapp - an SJIOBA member - has spent over 30 years collecting 1,500 treasures of this remarkable culture, most notably the kasot manek (ornate beaded slippers worn by Peranakan women) and enamel tiffin carriers hand-painted in delicate floral patterns. Yapp's post-war home is a labor of love, and it shows in the meticulous way that he has arranged every square inch of it.
A tour of The Intan gives visitors a chance to walk back in time and marvel at the spirit of the Peranakans. On arrival at the museum, the first thing that strikes you is how unassuming the exteriors of the house are. It is not until you walk inside that you get to marvel at the astounding collection of antiques that attempts to combine the charm of the past within the contemporary setting. Most of all, you will be hosted by the Owner & Collector, like none other museum experience. There are 2 tours you can choose from.
Tour 1: The Intan Experience - $60 per head
Your experience at The Intan is approximately 1 hour and it includes:
- Tea & home-made Peranakan refreshments
- A brief understanding of the history and culture of the Peranakans
- Learn about the traditional and lavish Peranakan wedding ceremony
- Appreciate the colourful and intricate beadwork & embroidery handmade by the Peranakan women
In this exclusive visit, you and your guests will come up-close and intimate with hidden treasures that otherwise wouldn’t be seen by visitors. Alvin will explain and provide access to some of his most private and precious collections.
Tour 2: The Intan Bundle Experience - $100 per head
PERANAKAN Shopping Experience - SHOP / EAT / PLAY
In addition to visit The Intan, visitors can SHOP/EAT and PLAY!
SHOP @ The Intan Atelier that supports local charities
Celebrating the rich tapestry and vibrant beauty of the Peranakan culture and heritage, The Intan presents an exclusive retail collection of exquisite decorative items and gifts, home and tableware accent pieces and fashion accessories launched by The Intan Atelier! Featuring intricately designed and hand crafted porcelain products and fashion jewellery that showcase the contemporary elegance of the distinctive Peranakan story, they make for treasured gifts and precious keepsakes.
EAT @ The Social Kitchen with a Peranakan meal
The Social Kitchen @ YMCA is Singapore FIRST Social Entreprise Cloud Kitchen! Tuck in to perennial favourites like Ngioh Hiang, Babi Pongtay, Otak Otak, Beef Rendang and more with 3rd generation Peranakan Chef Gabriel Chong, who brings family recipes and years of expertise for a gastronomic delight like no other. Set against a Peranakan ambience of a glass showcase of vintage mankut Tengkat , or tiffin carriers and a feature wall of Peranakan shophouses, you dinning experience will also support the beneficiaries and caregivers that The Social Kitchen employs!
PLAY @ The Intan Peranakan Playground at T Play Khatib (TBA)
T-Play at HomeTeamNS Khatib is Singapore's first Peranakan indoor playground! Inspired by the pioneering spirit of early Peranakans, and the vibrant colours & images this unique culture presents, The T-play Khatib Playground has lots in-stored for our little friends with all Peranakan inspired programmes!