|The chinese in the straits are
called Babas to distinguish them from those born in
They are also known as the
"Straits born Chinese" or
"Peranakans", whereby the men are called
"Baba" and the women "Nyonya"
Our hotel located along jalan Tun Tan Check Lock
|A unique community on its own, they
no longer spoke the dialect of their ancestors but a
language of their own known as Baba Malay. They speak the
Malay patois which is Malay mixed with Hokkien words and
The traditional Peranakan house symbolising its culture, with its formal Chinese arrangement and eclentic mix of furnishings reveal how this unique culture enjoyed a lifestyle that was deeply rooted In Chinese tradition and ritual, and yet was receptive to the cultures of other local communities especially the Malay culture.
- the birthplace of the Peranakans is a city of many
historical attractions, cultures and cuisines. Nonya
cuisine is another notable feature of the Peranakan
culture. The food is a mixture or Malay, Chinese, Indian
and even Portuguese dishes.
Step Back In Time ..... with The Baba house and we'll take you back to revisit the traditional lifestyle of the Babas!
and clean rooms
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