Peranakan Tiles Gallery at 36 Temple Street - Chinatown

Peranakan Tiles Gallery at 36 Temple Street - Chinatown There is no such thing as impossible; it's always possible with passion. In the early part of the 20th century, glazed tiles popularly known as decorative wall Tiles across the world found favor with the affluent Peranakan community of Singapore.

The Peranakans decorated their houses, furniture and other surfaces with these colorful tiles. soon enough, these tiles became a distinctive feature of this community and they began to be referred to as Peranakan tiles.

The Peranakans decorated their houses, furniture and other surfaces with these colorful tiles. soon enough, these tiles became a distinctive feature of this community and they began to be referred to as Peranakan tiles.

Operating as usual

12/09/2021

Sharing: We have 14 out of 1200 pcs of the World First Copper Plates printed tiles by John Sadler & Guy Green, c. 1757, you can view it at 36 Temple Street from 12 - 6 pm :)

08/09/2021

Since the year 2009, 62 new made Peranakan Tiles motifs By Victor .... Swee (Y)

19/08/2021

Available at Peranakan Tiles Gallery at 36 Temple Street - Chinatown

13/07/2021

Part-Time Sales Assistant Wanted

Use your spare time to earn some extra income, gains some Peranakan Tiles knowledge & refresh your Singapore history.

~ Salary: $8 - $10 per hour.
~ Working hours: Between 11am - 6 pm.
~ Flexible schedule: 4-6 days weekly available
~ Foreign languages and retail experiences will be an advantage.
~ No qualifications needed
~ All age welcome.
~ Singaporean/ PR may apply.
~ Location: 36 Temple Street, Singapore 058581

Come and join us. Interested, please click the apply now button for an interview.

Wow.... Lai liao Swee :) The Peranakan community speaks for their love of beauty and charm with patterned colourful tile...
20/08/2020

Wow.... Lai liao Swee :)

The Peranakan community speaks for their love of beauty and charm with patterned colourful tiles used as a decorative element in houses, a distinctive feature in the South East Asian community. Patterned designs are predominantly based on floral motifs.

Get to take home your very own customized tiles by beautifying them with self-colored floral motifs at this workshop, a great gift or memorabilia for yourself.

Event Venue: Sago Street, Chinatown Street Market
Nearest MRT: Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19) Exit A

Sign ups are entitled to $5 Chinatown F&B street vouchers. Note that slots are limited per session hurry secure your spot now at: https://chinatowntilesws.peatix.com/

#ChinatownSG #tilecolouring #workshop

Get to take home your very own customised tiles by beautifying them with self-colouring motifs at this workshop next weekend (29th & 30th August). Sure to be a great gift or memorabilia for yourself🤩

Sign ups are entitled to $5 Chinatown F&B street vouchers. Note that slots are limited per session hurry secure your spot now at: https://chinatowntilesws.peatix.com/

#ChinatownSG #tilecolouring #workshop

08/08/2020

Quiz: In conjunction with Celebrating the 55th NDP (Not Panel code section 55 hor)

Spot how many “Singapore or Singapura” words appeared in this picture?

Will win, One original Antique Peranakan Tiles, and one SG Ezlink Round Metallic Card.

The answer and the winner will be announced by 9 Aug [email protected] 00.00hrs.

The first who has The correct answer will have the prize, Pls share this post, so that everyone can celebrate NDP together .... swee bo? 🇸🇬 🍾🥂🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬

Original 100+ yrs Peranakan Tiles inlaid Table, So nice and Thank you :)
07/07/2020

Original 100+ yrs Peranakan Tiles inlaid Table, So nice and Thank you :)

Took us two days to cut and trim it from one big 300x300 ceramic tiles to a small size (46mm per side) and position thes...
06/07/2020

Took us two days to cut and trim it from one big 300x300 ceramic tiles to a small size (46mm per side) and position these Hexagon pieces into a net sheet, really hard work and it’s all hand-made... our New York customer is very happy to see these... You Leh?

17/06/2020
Project WYAT

You can make it too, never say "No" in life, just do it :) Thank you, Kwok Hua 😘

We actually enjoyed ourselves so much at his shop on 19 March 2020 that I completely lost track of time.

Yes, this man is Victor, a Peranakan / Heritage tiles shop business owner cm collector.

I told my wife perhaps we should return again the next day (20 March 2020). My wife whole-heartedly agreed.

Haha. Returned, we did. But we only extended a polite greeting to him because we did not want to take up too much of his business hours.

Victor is so well-versed with Peranakan / Heritage tiles that he could literally tell you the origins of each tile that he is holding in his hand. "Art Noveau" and "Art Decor" became once-again terms ringing in my ears.

I like Victor's humility. He knows a lot, definitely. He is like a walking encyclopedia. But he tells you he is still learning and he does not know certain things yet.

I like Victor's passion for his craft. His sharing yesterday at Chinatown rubbed a chunk of his strong fondness for tiles into Yvonne and I. Throughout the entire two hours plus, Victor was very patient with us when we asked really silly questions.

Amazingly, just when I thought the full duration in his shop would be spent on learning about Peranakan / Heritage tiles, he gave me more lessons on running businesses, handling differences in opinions, how life and relationships should be managed and interpreting historical artefacts etc.

Amazingly, Victor offered my wife and I suggestions on expanding our e-commerce business

Victor also advised us not to fret the small stuff. He laughed heartily each time we discussed about the heated debates going on in the world of tiles. That's exactly my philosophy too. It is good to have convictions in one's beliefs, but let's just agree to share amicably, and when arguments get really heated, one should just smile and look at redirecting people's focus back to the big picture.

Of course, 吃亏, 它其实也是一种度量。This phrase has to be expressed in Chinese because this is exactly how I observed Victor conducts himself and deals with matters. He just does not like to fret over the small stuff.

Towards the end of our stay in his shop, Victor gave me a valuable discourse on the attire of a Kapitan-Cina in Malaya. I was awestruck by what he shared. A complete eye-opener for a history buff like me.

Thank you, Victor. I go Kreta Ayer quite often, and I am sure I will be tempted to enter your shop to chat up with you again. Just impose a time limit on me in future because I really do not want to take away your business hours.

However, sincerely, Victor, we are happy that we got the chance to speak to you.. Who could resist not stepping in when they see from outside what you have to offer? We are certainly looking forward to your reopening on 19 June 2020 in Phase 2 of Reopening!

Ladies and gentlemen, if you are keen, here are the details:

Peranakan Tiles at 36 Temple Street - Chinatown
36 Temple St, Singapore 058581

Hours:
Opens 11AM

Phone: 6684 8600

If you are planning to inject some Peranakan air into your home, putting in some of these lovely heritage tiles as part of your home decor, contact Victor. He provides these tiles for home renovation too! And he is the perfect guy to ask for advice.

#OurKwokHua #OurYvonneTan #ProjectWYAT

This is an Original 6K Gold Dust pigment for floor tiles, cost us US$6200/kg. To produce a single price will take around...
12/06/2020

This is an Original 6K Gold Dust pigment for floor tiles, cost us US$6200/kg. To produce a single price will take around 0.7 grams, which aga aga SGD$6.08/pc just for the cost of gold pigment, very expensive hor? today we are very fortunate to produce for our customer and delivery after Phase 2, thank you Boss :)

Must Share : 文章寫的非常好,有些内容还需要侍考证, 我想提出来. 不要骂我好吗?我只是分享給大家🙏1。 不是全部的花磗稱马約利卡磚,因为錫釉是馬約利卡的英文名稱,如果没上錫釉的磚就不可稱馬約利卡.2. 文章提到日本在明治维新後...
14/04/2020

Must Share : 文章寫的非常好,有些内容还需要侍考证, 我想提出来. 不要骂我好吗?我只是分享給大家🙏

1。 不是全部的花磗稱马約利卡磚,因为錫釉是馬約利卡的英文名稱,如果没上錫釉的磚就不可稱馬約利卡.

2. 文章提到日本在明治维新後開始仿製,为何不可是全世界仿造日本呢?

3. 日本花磚从明治20年(1882 年) 至大正年(1935 年) 已開始生產了湿式磚(没烧)后面变成乾式(大概1915) 至第二大戰前后.

4. 在1384年中當穆斯林征服伊比利亜半島時,中東信徒把除了上帝,没有征服者的釉下彩磚帶入伊比利亜半島, 就是当今的西班牙,葡萄牙,安道尔及小部分的法国. 所以我的分析是中東進入歐州,而不是歐州是發源地。

5. 新加坡有3700 間列入國家级保護而不是四,五百間.

6. 新加坡政府没有積極申请世界文化遗产,因为这些花彩磚不属于新加坡製造,所以不合格申請,所以申请者只有透過法国大学一起申请世界文化遗产。 还是台湾好, 政府有支持

7。 瓷磚迷宫我很喜欢,因为可以学习英语

以上7点,只是我個人意见, 没有别意,只是想跟大家分享彩磚的故事 🙂 🙂

【#老房子上的花磚】
走在路上,四周的大樓多是瓷磚外牆。因為施工方便快速,且容易清潔,成為興建房子的一大選擇,你是否曾在老房子上看過一種特別的瓷磚--花磚?

【嗶嗶!#讀報想一想】

1⃣為什麼在百年前的台灣,能夠在房子外裝飾花磚的人家,代表非常富有?

2⃣在花磚上出現的圖案,大多數都有祝福的意思。你知道花磚有哪些圖案以及象徵的含意?

3⃣世界上哪些國家也可以找到花磚的蹤影呢?

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#國語日報週刊 #第1301期 #第6_7版
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Using our "Peranakan Tiles" to Fabricate a Table Top by Arthur Zaaro .... pls call 9835 4584 if you need One ... Highly ...
10/03/2020

Using our "Peranakan Tiles" to Fabricate a Table Top by Arthur Zaaro .... pls call 9835 4584 if you need One ... Highly recommend by me :)

Using our "Peranakan Tiles" to Fabricate a Table Top by Arthur Zaaro .... pls call 9835 4584 if you need One ... Highly ...
10/03/2020

Using our "Peranakan Tiles" to Fabricate a Table Top by Arthur Zaaro .... pls call 9835 4584 if you need One ... Highly recommend by me :)

Now you can order our Tiles in Thailand
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Now you can order our Tiles in Thailand

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シンガポールのお土産にプラナカンタイルはいかがですか⁉️
14/02/2020
シンガポールのお土産にプラナカンタイルはいかがですか⁉️

シンガポールのお土産にプラナカンタイルはいかがですか⁉️

シンガポールに昔からある数少ない文化の一つプラナカン。プラナカンとはマレーシアやシンガポールに来た、中国系移民の子孫のことです。現地で結婚し、元来の中国文化にマレー文化とヨーロッパ文化をミックスさせ、...

19/10/2019

Part Time - Gallery Sales Assistant Wanted

Use your spare time to earn some extra income & gains some knowledge in the tiles world, especially the history of Peranakan Tiles in Singapore.

~ Location: 168 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068619.
~ Wages: $8 - $11 per hour.
~ Flexible schedule: 3-5 days weekly available (Sat/Sun Off).
~ Working hours : 12pm - 5pm.
~ All age welcome.
~ Foreign languages will be an advantage.
~ No qualifications needed (Training provided).
~ Singaporean/ PR may apply.

Interested, please call 9720 9898 for an interview.

18/10/2019
Peranakan Sayang

Swee (Y) ... A Montage of Peranakan Tiles By Peranakan Sayang ... Alvin Oon :)

A MONTAGE OF PERANAKAN TILES
Enjoy a beautiful montage of our colourful tiles with original Peranakan Music by Baba Alvin Oon
Please SHARE and LIKE our page at Peranakan Sayang because we love our culture!

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Simple but nice 🌺
08/07/2019

Simple but nice 🌺

Our Hexagon Tiles ... Suitable for Victorian Home Deco :) #peranakantiles #peranakantilesgallery #visitsingapore #homede...
26/06/2019

Our Hexagon Tiles ... Suitable for Victorian Home Deco :) #peranakantiles #peranakantilesgallery #visitsingapore #homedecor #peranakanmuseum #victor_and_antique_tiles

We, Aster by Kyra Pte Ltd aka Peranakan Tiles Gallery is one of The HFH Satellite Event Organizer, pls join us on 11 Jul...
24/06/2019
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We, Aster by Kyra Pte Ltd aka Peranakan Tiles Gallery is one of The HFH Satellite Event Organizer, pls join us on 11 July 2019, 1400-1630 hrs at 168 Telok Ayer Street S(068619). Thank you

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Sharing & Not for sale : Bird by Villeroy & Boch, Cuerda Seca (Wax Resist) Art Nouveau Jugendatil, but made in France C ...
24/06/2019

Sharing & Not for sale : Bird by Villeroy & Boch, Cuerda Seca (Wax Resist) Art Nouveau Jugendatil, but made in France C .1886. :😘 #homedecor #tileslover #peranakantiles #peranakanmuseum #peranakantilesgallery #visitsingapore #singapore #168telokayerstreet

16 pcs Quantum Motifs, Made in English by H&R Johnson, circa 1915-1920 .... very suitable for a coffee table #peranakant...
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16 pcs Quantum Motifs, Made in English by H&R Johnson, circa 1915-1920 .... very suitable for a coffee table #peranakantiles #peranakanmuseum #peranakantilesgallery #tileslover #victor_and_antique_tiles #visitsingapore #168telokayerstreet #azulejopadrao #homedecor

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Our Roster Tiles (Window Ventilation Tiles) for one of the MRT Station..... so in future you know where to get it for your decoration. Thank you

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再见...我的三王,动物之王麒麟, 花之王牡丹, 鸟之王凤凰Bye Bye...Three Kings,  King of Animals - Kirin,  King of Flower - Peony and King of Birds...
25/04/2019

再见...我的三王,动物之王麒麟, 花之王牡丹, 鸟之王凤凰
Bye Bye...Three Kings, King of Animals - Kirin, King of Flower - Peony and King of Birds - Phoneix #victor_and_antique_tiles #peranakantiles #singapore #tilelove #homedecor #peranakantilesgallery #peranakanmuseum

Timeline Photos
25/04/2019

Timeline Photos

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Sharing: Customer’s Peacock Panel Door Tiles  #visitsingapore #peranakantilesgallery #victor_and_antique_tiles #peranaka...
08/04/2019

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04/04/2019

Peranakan Tiles Gallery welcome you :)

Address

36 Temple Street #01-04
Singapore, Singapore
058581

Chinatown MRT Station

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

Telephone

+6566848600

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Please don’t repeat on asking me “What is Peranakan Tile”, “Why was called Peranakan Tiles”, “Why it’s was so expensive” … Please go & read on the last page of my book, you will find the answer. Everyone has different perspectives, there is nothing right or wrong, it all depends on how you look at it….. Cheers. As a collector cm dealer, my views of antique tile’s market prices are based on the fundamental economic rules which are “Demand and Supply”. If no demand, no value. If its high demand and no supply, definitely the price will go up. FYI – There are so many On-line sales & Auction company are auctioning these antique tiles (Some old & Some new, you should check & re-check carefully before purchase), fortunately, that this trend presently have not flown too fast to South East Asia, so the prices here are still low, compare to Europe & America. Concurrently, I’m working on a mission to educate people on this precious “Peranakan Antique Tile” a fragile legacy, that needs to be conserved for the generations to come, believe it or not within the next few years, these antique tiles will/after become recognized as intangible heritage by UNESCO. (We are working on the submission since 2016). My prediction by that time the demand for antique will be very high and the price will be definitely increased. Same as the Stock Broker forecast will advise you to buy and keep .... hahahhaha :)
Peranakan Tiles Gallery & Victor wish everyone a blessed Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019, may this festival bring Peace & Joy to you and your family. (Picture Credit Cheng Chiu Mei) #peranakantiles #homedecor #tileslover #peranakantilesgallery #168telokayerstreet #peranakan_tiles_by_victor #singapore