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The Peranakans is a community unique to the Straits Settlement of Penang, Malacca and Singapore. However, there are distinctions even within the cities. A culture that is slowly fading away, the Pinang Peranakan Mansion offers a glimpse into the life of a wealthy Straits Chinese family.

A recreation of a typical prominent Peranakan family home, be prepared to be awed by the attention to detail on the architectural décor and ornate jewellery. Do make sure to join the guided tour to enjoy funny anecdotes that will transport you back in time!

 

The main entrance of the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, welcoming with its eclectic mix of Chinese, English and Scottish influences.

 

Flooded with natural light, every architectural detail has a purpose. This is a view of the second floor featuring the amazing handcrafted panels.

 

Pictures are also shown to help visitors have a better understanding of life back then. Here is one of a Peranakan couple on their wedding day.

 

This is the head accessory worn by the bride on display – not a replica but the real deal!


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