Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum is also known as Baba & Nyonya House Museum. It is a museum in the city of Melaka, Malaysia. It is a place where old housing area used by the Baba and Nyonya are turned into exhibitions that showcases the local history of ethnic Chinese – Malays. These communities are the one called Baba and Nyonya or Peranakan in Melaka.
The house of the Peranakan was established in 1986 by Chan Kim Lay who is the fourth generation of his family to reside in the large house. The house was actually built by his great grandfather in 1896. It was built in Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. Some also call the street as ‘Millionaire’s Row’ due to the many luxurious houses built here.
House no 48 and 50 used to be the main homestead while house no 52 was the servant’s quarters. The interior is highly influenced by Dutch, Portuguese, Malay and Colonial. The furniture also is made of Lavish Blackwood with pearl and marble. There are embroideries with Chinese symbols. There are many more Chinese influences in the décor of the house. The house also has the reception hall, kitchen as well as ancestral hall included.
If public would like to visit the museum, they may book a tour through the website. The admission fee is RM16 inclusive of GST for adults. As for children between the age of 5 – 12 years old it will be RM11.
From Kuala Lumpur, one may take the North – South Expressway and head to Ayer Keroh. By taking Ayer Keroh exit, one should be able to see sign boards heading towards the Museum. It will take around 2 hours to drive there. The distance is 144.5 kilometres.
One may take a bus to Melaka. There are many busses from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan. Some of the companies that go to Melaka are Mayang Sari Express, KKKL Sdn Bhd and also Kejora Express. It will stop at Melaka Central Bus Terminal. The fee would be RM11 to RM 18.40. From the bus terminal, one needs to take a taxi to go to the museum.
Just like Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Melaka too has street arts pasted along their city. IT is less famous compared to the works of Ernest Zacharevic but it is beginning to make its name. The murals are plastered along the river in the city. The art work can be observed from either a river cruise or the public path along both sides of the river. There are also some artworks drawn on the wall of a hostel.
This is a 5 star hotel that is located 0.13 kilometre away from the Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum. The hotel is also located right by the lakeside of the Melaka River. The hotel has many types of room to accommodate the different occupancy. They also have a restaurant that will be able to provide breakfast and other dishes of the day. They also have great facilities that will ensure their guests are taken care of.
This hotel is only 0.01 kilometres away from the Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum. They guarantee comfort for those who stay here. They also have a lot of facilities to offer to their guests as well.
This hotel is only 0.03 kilometres away from the Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum. They are also located near Jonker Walk therefore it is close to many eateries and shops. They also have Wi-Fi in their hotel.
This hotel is only 0.13 kilometres away from the Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum. The hotel prioritises the design of their hotel making the hotel a very beautiful hotel. They have Wi-Fi to offer besides many other facilities.
This hotel is only 0.13 kilometres away from the Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum. This hotel welcomes those who wish to stay long term. They have Wi-Fi as well as other great facilities at the hotel.