Media and Press

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Another Peranakan Milestone – The Intan welcomes you onboard Singapore Airlines!

Featuring a pair of Peranakan beaded slippers, graffiti art and even a giraffe, Singapore Airlines' new in-flight safety video offers a refreshing take on safety instructions - and local landmarks. The six-minute video takes viewers across locations such as Boat Quay, The Intan Peranakan Home Museum, River Safari, Haji Lane, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Henderson Waves, Capitol Theatre and Gardens by the Bay. Relying on visual puns, diverse characters engage in activities that creatively demonstrate the safety instructions. In The Intan Peranakan Home Museum, for example, a tray of Peranakan kueh is cleared away and the visitor slides her feet into a pair of Peranakan slippers as the voice in the background says: "During take-off and landing, ensure that your tray table is stowed away...

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The Intan welcomes you onboard Silkair

Alvin Yapp was recently interviewed by Silkair for their Silkwinds Magazine. The interview article features insights and views on all things Peranakan. Fly with Silkair in August and see if you can spot Alvin!...

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Sing or pour your heart out

Seabourn and Singapore Tourism Board hosted agents on a four-day trip to celebrate the naming of Seabourn Encore and to explore the popular cruise destination. Read More...

Peranakan enclaves

Peranakan enclaves a surprising side of glitzy Singapore

The two-story home on Joo Chiat Terrace is packed with porcelain, jewelry, silver, clothing, shoes, and intricately carved display cases. A woman prepares tea in the kitchen. Her husband dusts the colorful tiffin carriers stacked on the stairwell. Their son, Alvin Yapp, can’t keep still as he describes the house. Read More...

KidZania Singapore’s ‘realism in learning’

KidZania Singapore’s ‘realism in learning’

SINGAPORE — Be a docent at The Intan, a health institute researcher or a footballer. These are just some of the “jobs” that children will get a chance to try out when KidZania Singapore opens its doors at Palawan Beach on Sentosa later this year, the company said in a press statement. Read More...

Shops, museums in Katong seek to preserve Peranakan culture

Shops, museums in Katong seek to preserve Peranakan culture

SINGAPORE — Mention Joo Chiat or Katong and Peranakan culture springs to mind for many. And while the culture evokes memories of the island’s storied past among the older generation, it is in danger of becoming irrelevant to modern Singapore — but not if people such as Mr Edmond Wong can help it. Read More...

A night of Peranakan music

A night of Peranakan music

Guests donned their Peranakan best for an evening of food and local tunes performed by violinists at The Intan, a Peranakan home museum, yesterday. The event, graced by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, is part of Project Intan, a fund-raising initiative started in 2008 which seeks to support the Singapore Children’s Society this year. Read More...