This is the place I have set my eyes on since I saw this museum somewhere on social media. The question everyone probably ask is 'what does Peranakan mean?' in view of the fact that this term is predominantly used in Malaysia and those who speak Malay. Peranakan means descendant of ancestor which originated from other countries (immigrant) but most commonly used to describe Chinese descent which also refer themselves as Baba & Nyonya.
Pinang Peranakan Mansion is a heritage mansion which has been restored to represent the typical home & lifestyle of rich Baba & Nyonya. This museum also showcases their household properties, possessions, antiques and collectibles of the era. The culture itself is a mixture between Chinese and Malay culture.
All the details of this cultural blending are so mesmerizing that even made me forget to take picture of us, luckily, I managed to snap this not-so-candid photo of Gunawan.
It can be seen below that Peranakan culture is also influenced by a little bit of European culture as a result of colonization by the Dutch and the British.
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Address: 29, Church Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday 9.30 am - 5 pm
Admission Fee: RM 20.00 (Adult) & free for children below 6