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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Secrets of Singapore's Smallest Museum

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!
Other things to note
Be prepared for an AMAZING 45mins that will make your laugh and cry, inspire and yet confuse you !
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
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Alvin can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $226.

What to bring

  • Absolutely NOTHING except your great personality and a curious mind!
From $19
/ person
Book for a private group
Sat, Apr 24
$19 per person
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
$19 per person
Sun, Apr 25
$19 per person
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
$19 per person

Meet your host, Alvin

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 20 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 20 reviews.

Gretchen
March 2021
What a wonderful experience! Meeting Alvin, seeing museum pieces and textures, the historical information, were so engaging as well as the story telling. We had a group including younger children who stayed attentive throughout as Alvin was so interesting and inspiring. Definitely recommend for collectors and anyone who delights in something different, educational, and fun.
What a wonderful experience! Meeting Alvin, seeing museum pieces and textures, the historical information, were so engaging as well as the story telling. We had a group including…
Rebekah
December 2020
Alvin is an incredible, warm personable host. You'll meet him in the most fascinating surrounding, which is not a virtual background. He's surrounded by incredible objects, each of which he knows full histories of and he uses these to guide you through an engaging and intriguing telling of Singapore's history. We would never have learned this on our own. There are a couple special treats at the end that are surprises. Come up with your favorite song beforehand!
Alvin is an incredible, warm personable host. You'll meet him in the most fascinating surrounding, which is not a virtual background. He's surrounded by incredible objects, each of…
Howard
November 2020
This was an eye opening experience even for me considering that I'm a Singaporean and have Peranakan friends. Really enriching experience. Thank you Alvin!
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!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled 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.