Friday, September 18, 2009

Baba Heritage House


This Baba Heritage House is a fine example of early lifestyle of the rich and famous Chinese Baba of Malacca.

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Peranakans are descended from Chinese migrants who first came to Malacca many centuries ago. Adopting Malay customs and cultures, theirs is a unique heritage unlike any other. Peranakans are also referred to a 'Straits Chinese'.

'Babas' refer to male Peranakans while 'Nyonya' refer to females. Often Nyonya is used to substitute the term 'Peranakan' as well. Peranakans also settled in Penang, the only other state than Malacca.

Happy PFF !


11 comments:

Snap said...

Beautiful card and I learn something new!

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

Thank you for another fine postcard from a part of the world that I don't know well!
Evelyn in Montreal

Postcardy said...

The wood carving inside the building is very impressive.

viridian said...

What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

711Collection said...

greeting from Bangkok but Malaysian.. I never seen the Melacca postcard, this is the first and to me it looks unique of Baba Heritage.. I hope can swap with you.. nice blog.. keep up

Bob of Holland said...

Interesting postcard and a beautiful house. Thanks for sharing this for PFF.

Robin said...

Lovely postcard......great background. Thanks for sharing

Have a beautiful weekend

Weng said...

Very elegant. Thanks for sharing. happy weekend :)

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Beautiful card! Love all the bright colors. Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2009/09/postcard-friendship-fridays_18.html

Sheila said...

So interesting! I learn something new every day, and it's a lovely card too.

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