The Persatuan Peranakan Cina Melaka played host to the annual convention with the theme
“Towards greater awareness of the Baba Nyonya heritage”.
A total of 22 delegates from PPBNKLS and supporters attended the convention.
Ms. Sheryl Ong, our PPBNKLS representative, walked away with the Ms. Nyonya Kebaya International runner-up award held during the Opening Gala Dinner ‘Malam Intan Berlian.’ The dinner was graced by His Excellency, The Governor of malaccca, Tun Khalil bin Yaakob.
The following day, the President of PPBNKLS, Dr. Lee Su Kim and Mr. James Kuake Beng Mun presented two plenary papers at the conference held at the Equatorial Hotel, Melaka.
Dr. Lee Su Kim talked on the topic, ‘The Changing Identity of the Nyonya : Dulukala to the 21st Century’. James Kuake talked on ‘ Continuing our Peranakan heritage’.