Did you know? The Peranakans are a race of people unique to Penang, Melaka and Singapore. They are the descendants of late 15th and 16th-century Chinese immigrants to the Indonesian archipelago of Nusantara during the Colonial era. The men called themselves the Baba, while the women called themselves the Nyonya. A popular drama serial in Singapore was even made and you can catch it here in Mandarin with English subtitles.Of Malay and Chinese heritage, they mostly spoke English, Malay and Chinese dilaects at home. They were very influential in trade and politics in the Straits of Malacca, most notably, Mr Lee Kuan Yew and his son, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, the former and current Prime Ministers of Singapore and Tony Tan Keng Yam the current and 7th President of Singapore.
Peranakan cuisine is a peculiar mix of Malay and Chinese tastes, resulting in its own distinctive style, while they retained many of the distinctive chinese religions such as Taoism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism.
Want to find out more? Then join us on a colourful journey into the history, lifestyle and unique character of the Peranakan Babas and Nyonyas.
You will visit on this tour, the Spice Garden, Display of Peranakan costumes, Katong & Joo Chiat, and end with a sampling of Nyonya Delicacies.