What is a Peranakan?

Wikipedia – Peranakan and Baba-Nyonya (; Hokkien: Bā-bā Niû-liá) are terms used for the descendants of late 15th and 16th century Chinese immigrants to the Nusantara region during the Colonial era. It applies especially to the ethnic Chinese populations of the British Straits Settlements of Malaya and the Dutch-controlled island of Java and other locations, who have adopted partially or in full Nusantara customs to be somewhat assimilated into the local communities. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peranakan

Wikipedia – Peranakan or Nonya cuisine combines Chinese, Malay and other influences into a unique blend. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peranakan_cuisine

The Peranakan Association Singapore. The history of the Peranakan Association goes back to its origins when as the Straits Chinese British Association (SCBA) it was formed on 17 August 1900 with Mr Tan Jiak Kim as its first president. One of its original objectives was “to afford facilities for the discussion of all questions relating to the social and moral welfare” of the community. The Association attracted the leading lights of Peranakan society and it did not take long before a branch of the SCBA was established in October of the same year in Malacca, the land of the forefathers of the members. Penang followed suit in 1920. http://www.peranakan.org.sg/

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