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Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka

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Contact: +60 6 283 1273
Open Hours: Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM,Mo to Su from 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM
This heritage museum focus on Babas and Nyonyas - offspring of interracial marriages, generally between a Chinese male and a native non-Muslim female. Also called Peranakan or Straits Chinese, they become culturally distinct from their community. The featured museum, a private enterprise housed in a beautifully restored ancestral home dating back to the mid 19th Century, is a rare treasure which succinctly captures the aura of an interesting era. At the heart of its charm is an archive of costumes and knick-knacks that once served the Peranakan lifestyle.