Contact between China and the Philippines goes back several centuries (or millennia, according to some historians). By the ... More
Contact between China and the Philippines goes back several centuries (or millennia, according to some historians). By the 16th century, spurred by the flourishing Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade, tens of thousands of Chinese immigrants had settled in Manila. This museum renders recognition to Chinese contributions to Philippine social, political and cultural life through mixed-media displays. Present-day Chinese-Filipinos call themselves Tsinoys, hence the name of the museum.
got stuck the whole day waiting for immigration to process my papers and wandered in here
well presented and showed how many famous philipinos are really of some chinese extraction including rizal and aquino and gloria etc
well presented but clearly a bit parochial
It makes one proud of having Chinese lineage. The Chinese is really an enterprising race wherever and whatever the time and place. I recommend this place to those who would like to have a deeper understanding of why the Chinese way of life are in parallel with the Filipino way of life. Worth every time and money for those who are into history and culture.
the museum is world class, not those musty bodega types that filipinos are used to.
I'm not Chinese but i see them around everywhere i look. in a nutshell, bahay tsinoy gave me an insight into what makes tsinoys around us tick. their history, destiny and lives that are intertwined with the filipino people (i've heard a couple of friends tell me that before but i didn't really get it until i visited bahay tsinoy)
the P100 entrance fee is definitely worth it. i told them they should be open the whole day to maximize the visiting experience, but the staff told me they could barely pay for the electricity. how sad that wonderful museums like this have to struggle to stay open.
i highly recommend this museum!!!
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