Monday, 21 May 2018

The Perankan Mansion Museum In Penang

Malays of Chinese descent are known as Peranakans or Baba-Nyonya. They flourished in the 19th century, growing rich in the merchant trade and related industries that developed along the Straits of Malacca.

Penang is still a core Peranakan community in Malaysia and the Peranakan Mansion Museum offers a nice glimpse into its rich past. The museum is designed to recreate what a typical home might look like and is not based on a specific family.

Exterior. The mansion would be right at home in New Orleans' French Quarter.

Interior. The central courtyard is open to the elements, good for breezes and collecting rain water.

Signs, meaning business and being obvious.

One of the nicer, understated details of the house, a little side sink in an upstairs alcove. Stuffed wardrobe.

Holding court. Model optional, yet appropriate.

Card room. Fancy tiffin in the kitchen.

Bedroom, rich.

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