About the Intan

Celebrating all things Peranakan, The Intan is Singapore’s most hidden “Best Overall Experience”  For those who enjoy taking moments to smell the roses, The Intan, meaning rose-cut diamond in Baba Malay, is a private home museum of Straits Chinese Culture.  With a deep love for his roots, Baba Alvin Yapp has devoted his home to capture how modest craftsmen such as potters, cobblers, tailors, carpenters, cooks and jewellers became artists by simply taking pride in their identity.  Peranakan design draws inspiration from diverse cultures and integrates elements of beauty into a unique way of living and looking at the world.

The Intan Signature Tea Experience was awarded the Best Tour Experience at the Singapore Tourism Awards 2016

Project Intan received the President’s Award for Volunteerism and/or Philanthropy (Kampong Spirit) 2016.