A mansion to commemorate the Peranakan heritage

In the early 15th century Chinese trade missions to Malaya acculturated an inter-culture relationships and marriages between Chinese traders and local Malay women.

This social integration formed a community called Peranakan, commonly known as Babas and Nyonyas.

The generations of Peranakan are also known the Straits Chinese Settlements of Malacca, Penang and Singapore.

The Peranakan adopted Chinese traditions and cultures combined with local Malay ways of life and also British colonial lifestyle.

The Pinang Peranakan Mansion, typically of the home of an affluent Baba a century ago is re-created to allow visitors a glimpse of the opulent Baba and Nyonya lifestyle in those days.

Over a thousand pieces of antiques and collectible of this era is on display in this heritage mansion with its eclectic design and architecture.

The mansion was built at the end of the 19th century by local history’s famous personality Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee.