Meet a true hybrid of Asian cultures
Besides the Chinese, Malays and Indians, another community that has helped shape Singapore’s multicultural landscape is the Peranakans – also known as the Straits Chinese. Part Chinese, part indigenious, the Peranakans have a rich history that dates back to the first immigrants on this island. Now you can embark on a journey to discover more about this unique community and its ancestral roots.
The easiest way to learn all about the Peranakans is to pay a visit to the Peranakan Museum. Through an extensive collection of historical records, artefacts and recorded stories, you can get a glimpse of how the Peranakans lived and learn more about their customs and traditions.
Kim Choo’s Kitchen is well known for its hearty and delectable home-cooked dishes. Besides serving up a storm, the restaurant also showcases Peranakan heritage with its collection of antiques. There’s even a boutique gallery, where you can purchase Peranakan music.