Peranakan Museums

The Peranakan Museum Singapore. The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in the former Straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca and Penang and their links with other communities in Southeast Asia. It is a boutique museum with the finest and most comprehensive collection of Peranakan artefacts in the world.  Three floors of permanent galleries illustrate important rituals, practices and the material culture of the Peranakans, as well as how this unique fusion culture is viewed today. http://www.peranakanmuseum.sg/home/home.asp

Pinang Peranakan Museum.
At the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions. With over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display, this Baba-Nyonya museum is also housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansion of eclectic design and architecture. Built at the end of the 19th century by one of local history’s famous personalities, the ‘Hai Kee Chan’ or Sea Remembrance Store had once served as the residence and office of Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee. http://www.pinangperanakanmansion.com.my/

The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum is a museum in Malacca, Malaysia. It showcases the local history of ethnic Chinese-Malays called Baba-Nyonya in Malacca. The public can now view the historical artefacts unique to this heritage at a captivating private museum run by the Babas and Nyonyas of Melaka. Within the walls of this heritage building, you can learn everything there is to know about this unique culture. http://www.virtualmalaysia.com/destination/the%20baba%20nyonya%20heritage%20museum.html

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  1. Nicola Dörner
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    Dear all I was reading the article about Peranakan wedding customs with great interest. Mentioning that there is a wedding feast held at Karyaneka Complex can you please provide some details to me. When does it take place?
    Thank you Nicola

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