WELCOME TO STRAITS CHINESE JEWELLERY MUSEUM
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) hence its other name, the Straits Chinese. 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 cuisine and language are still evident in Malacca today.
At Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum, the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and their many customs and traditions. With close to thousand pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display, this Baba-Nyonya house is also housed in one of Malacca’s heritage house of eclectic design and architecture. Built at the end of the 19th century, the house survived the many decades of neglect and decay, the house has now been restored to its former glory of a stately home.
Fee includes admission to the museum.
Children (below 6)
Venue for photography
- Photography session is chargeable at RM50/hr
- Photography session is limited to photographer, assistant, and couples or models
- For more information, call +606 281 9763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
108, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia
+606 281 9763
+606 281 6099 (Fax)