"The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum" Museums Tip by berenices

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  The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
by berenices

The Baba Nyonya culture came about from from the intermarriage between early Chinese settlers in the Malacca straits and local Malays. This private museum showcases the heritage of the Baba Nyonyas with its richly decorated interior and where each facet of the house has an interesting story to tell. Heeren street was where, during the Dutch times, the high officials lived, and later on where the wealthy Baba Nyonya merchants had their residence. The museum was actually lived in by the owners and was only quite recently turned over to become wholly a museum. Worth visiting, and spending a leisurely one hour in.

Be sure to catch the guided tour, as one can easily miss details and the meanings and uses associated with certain objects. Taking photos are not allowed, and note that the museum closes for lunch break between 1230 and 2pm. Entrance tickets cost the equivalent of about 1 euro. There is a small souvenir shop in the museum, but the souvenirs are the low-value kind.

Address: Heeren street
Directions: Along Heeren street, on the right side, if one is coming from the bridge

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 13, 2011
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