Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

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Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

The Baba & Nyonya House Museum (Malay: Muzium Warisan Baba Nyonya), also known as the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, is a museum in Malacca, Malaysia. It showcases the local history of ethnic Chinese-Malays called Baba-Nyonya or Peranakan in Malacca.

History[edit]

The museum was established in 1986 by Chan Kim Lay, the fourth generation of his family to reside in the large house built by his great-grandfather in 1896 in Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, a street also known as "Millionaire's Row" for its luxurious houses.[1][2][3][4]

In 2009, Chinese president Hu Jintao toured the museum during a visit to Malacca.[5] In 2013, the President of Singapore Dr Tony Tan also toured the museum.

Exhibitions[edit]

The museum is known for its elaborate woodwork, furniture, and porcelain.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malacca mixed tradition--Peranakan culture." Philippines News Agency/Xinhua, 13 September 2010  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  2. ^ Rina de Silva, "Fading customs of Straits Chinese", New Straits Times, 21 August 2007  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ "Leisurely stroll for history lesson", New Straits Times, 7 May 2004  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  4. ^ Hwei-F'en Cheah, "Nonya Beadwork and Contemporary Peranakan Chinese Culture in Singapore and Malaysia", in Marianne Hulsbosch, Elizabeth Bedford, Martha Chaiklin, eds., Asian Material Culture (Amsterdam University Press, 2009), ISBN 978-9089640901, p. 77. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  5. ^ "Hu views Straits of Malacca and visits museum", New Straits Times, 12 November 2009  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  6. ^ "Beyond Singapore", Sunset, 1 April 1989  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  • Lenzi, Iola (2004). Museums of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Archipelago Press. pp. 200 pages. ISBN 981-4068-96-9. 

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Coordinates: 2°11′43″N 102°14′48″E / 2.195350°N 102.246700°E / 2.195350; 102.246700