Tea time at The Intan. The Intan is a private home-museum run by Alvin Yapp an antique collector. Set in a house typical of the Chinese Peranakans (or Straits Born Chinese) in the former Straits Settlements - Singapore, Malacca and Penang, The Intan provides visitors with an insight into a sub-culture which is very much under threat, including the significance of furniture pieces, jewellery and other personal items in the collection. Visits to The Intan are by prior arrangement for tea or dinner which will include a guided tour and a sharing of personal stories. For more information on The Intan, do visit http://www.the-intan.com/ or http://thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/a-gem-of-a-find-in-the-heart-of-joo-chiat/.