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Bahay Tsinoy, Manila

Bahay Tsinoy Overview

Bahay Tsinoy is a famous museum situated in Intramuros (Old Walled City) section of Manila. The museum exhibits the history and lives of Chinese overwhelmingly. In the museum, the visitors can explore the Philippine life and history, especially the significant contribution of Chinese in it.

 

Establishing Year & Inauguration

Late architect Honrado Fernandez collaborated with Eva Penamora and the beautiful museum was designed. The designing work of the museum was completed in the year 1996. The museum was inaugurated in the year 1999.

 

Funding & Support

It was Angelo King Foundation that funded the land and building. The contributions from varied Filipino-Chinese community segments such as from taipans to average wage-earners also aided in erecting the museum.


Different Sections of Museum

  • Colonial culture
  • Gallery of rare prints and photographs
  • Rare Philippine shell collection
  • Early contacts
  • Ceramics collection
  • Life in the 1800s
  • Tsinoys in nation-building (inaugurated in 2004)
  • The Parian
  • National leaders of Chinese descent
  • Martyr's hall
  • Emergence of the Chinese community
  • In defense of freedom

Various Offices & Halls in Museum

  • Office of Kaisa Para sa Kaunlaran, Inc.
  • Chinbin See Memorial Library
  • Await Keng Theater Auditorium
  • Benito Cu Uy Gam Hall
  • Pao Shi Tien and Madame Limpe seminar rooms

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