Modern day Singapore is well known for being a multicultural city, with Chinese, Malay and Indian communities having made their home here ever since it was founded. However, did you know that our diverse population make-up is also attributed to a part-indigenous, part-Chinese community known as the Peranakans or the 'Straits Chinese'?

A unique blend of local traditions with Portuguese, Dutch and Indonesian influences, the Peranakans offer you a glimpse into a lesser-known side of Asian heritage through a rich legacy that can be traced back to the very first immigrants on this island.

Get to know more about this culture through their mouth-watering culinary delicacies; exquisite repertoire of jewellery, traditional dress, intricately-beaded footwear, as well as handcrafted details in their architectural landmarks.

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