If you are interested to learn more about Nyonya culture and have a glimpse of Nyonya or Peranakan heritage, you ought to visit the Pinang Peranakan Mansion in Penang, Malaysia. (Peranakan culture or Nyonya-Baba culture can mostly be found in the British Straits Settlements: Penang and Melaka of Malaysia and Singapore.)
The Pinang Peranakan Mansion is precisely a museum that offers a deeper look of the opulent lifestyle and the many customs and traditions of Penang’s Baba and Nyonya back in the old days. With over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display, it is an eye-opening experience for those interested in the subject matter…
I personally found the kitchen of the Pinang Peranakan Mansion especially interesting. Many Nyonya cooking utensils, molds, pots and pans are on display. The kitchen tools reminded me of my late-grandmother’s personal collections.
Mondays – Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm
Daily conducted tour at 11.30 am and 3.30 pm sharp
Closed on Sundays and all public holidays. Kindly make prior arrangements for conducted tours and the viewing of the mansion
Adults (Ages 12 and above) : RM10.00
Children (below 12) : Free
School children (in uniform) : RM5.00
Complimentary conducted tours are only available with prior arrangements for a group of 5 persons and above. All rates are subject to change without notice. Discounts are available to school bookings and other large groups. Contact us for prior bookings and more information to enjoy these special rates.