The Per­anakans

Woman's Era - - Short Story -

The Chi­nese who came here to trade set­tled down to marry the lo­cal women. Th­ese in­ter­cul­tural mar­riages have given birth to a unique com­mu­nity, the Per­anakans.

Strong Chi­nese in­flu­ences can be seen in the mar­ket, in tem­ples like the Cheng Hoon Teng Tem­ple and the Baba and Ny­onya Her­itage Mu­seum. which are a must visit for tourists. Many of the old sur­viv­ing shops have plas­ter de­tail­ing and colour­ful tiles on their ex­te­rior, all rooted in the rich his­tor­i­cal past of Malacca.

Wed­ding por­trait of a Per­anakan cou­ple.

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