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Brief Published: 22 May 2012

InterContinental’s Signature Peranakan Experience


The Peranakan community – also referred to as the Straits Chinese – has had a significant influence on Singapore’s culture. And now InterContinental Singapore has revamped 65 hotel guest rooms and suites to reflect this.

The row of Peranakan-style rooms and suites blend design elements of Peranakan heritage with cutting-edge technology. Interiors feature dark wood, ornate rugs, artefacts and lattice work – all typically seen in 17th-century Peranakan houses.

Singapore’s Peranakan heritage – a result of intermarriage between Chinese and Indian settlers with locals – has also played a great role in influencing local cuisine, which is now recognised as being world class. However, its role in modern-day design is only just beginning to trickle through to luxury hotel properties in Singapore.