Penang Peranakan Mansion
The Peranakans, also known as the Babas and Nyonyas,
was a prominent community of acculturated Chinese unique to this part of the world,
especially in the Straits Settlements (Penang, Malacca and Singapore).
Adopting selected ways of the local Malays and later, the colonial British,
the Peranakans had created a unique lifestyle and customs
which had not only left behind a rich legacy of antiques but its cultural influences
like the Baba-Nyonya cuisine and language, which are still evident in Penang today.
At the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, the typical home of a rich Baba
of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle
and of their many customs and traditions.