Friday, April 20, 2012

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum


In the 16th Century, when migrants from China came to Malaya, some began to adopt the local culture and inter-married with Malay women. As they accumulated their wealth, the Peranakan Chinese also become known as the King’s Chinese because of their loyalty to the crown. Amassing much wealth, they showed their standing in life with their fine taste of Western décor. Born was a hybrid of Eastern and Western assimilation, in a uniquely, flamboyant society.

The Baba Nyonya Heritage is a family-run museum. Once home to a Peranakan Chinese gentleman named Chan Cheng Siew, the house stands on Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (what was formerly known as Hereen Street). Come journey with us through gilded stairways, old photographs, intimate hallways, and visit the heart of any Peranakan home which is the kitchen. Walk with old stories that come to life in this home that represents the hey-day of Malacca’s history.

No. 48 & 50
Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
75200 Malacca, Malaysia
+606 283 1273

Open: 10am-5pm Daily
Closed for lunch 1-2pm

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