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Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum

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Experience the lifestyle of Melaka’s Peranakan culture at the captivating Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum. Peranakans are defined by the intermarriage of Chinese and local Malay also known as Straits Chinese although the term literally refers to the offspring “anak” of any mixed race couple.

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Peranakan settlements in the Malay Peninsular were known from the 13th century, but by the end of the 19th century it was not uncommon for Chinese merchants to strengthen business ties by marrying into local families and to adopt Malay social practices and language while keeping a Chinese identity. In this hybrid culture men are addressed with the honorific “Baba”, and women ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)


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