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Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum

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The Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum displays an exquisite collection of fine trinkets, clothing and furniture in a restored Peranakan mansion.

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Straits Chinese are the people born of mixed Malay and Chinese heritage, commonly in the straits settlements of Melaka, Penang and Singapore, and are also known as Peranakan. In their heyday in the late 19th century, they were a prominent and wealthy community in Melaka. Peranakans adopted Malay language and culture, blended with Chinese customs and religious beliefs, even incorporating the occasional British tradition (they were British subjects at the time). This elite sub-culture preferred an aesthetic that was opulent and colourful, with much symbolism incorporated into the design ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)


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