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Ppt slides for pernankan trip (finalised 23.11.2011 2.25am)


Peranakan Museum Power Point Presentation

Peranakan Museum Power Point Presentation

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  • 1. My Trip to the Peranakan Museum
  • 2. What is a Peranakan?
    • Peranakan refers to people with mixed ethnic origins. This is a Malay word and it means ‘child born of’.
    • There are three different types of Peranakans.
    Peranakan Chinese Jawi Peranakan Chitty Melaka
  • 3. Language Spoken
    • The official language is Baba Malay. It contains many words from the Chinese Hokkien dialect.
    • Some important words to know:
      • Baba is the term used for a male Peranakan
      • Nyonya is the term used for a female Peranakan
      • Bibik is the term used for an older female Peranakan
  • 4. Popular Past Times
    • Peranakan children loves to play Chongkak. It has 14-16 holes and are usually played with crowlie shells or marbles.
    • Nyonyas and Bibiks love to play Cherki. It is a card game which consists of many Hokkien and Baba Malay words. It has 60 cards with 3 suits and 9 numerals for each suit.
  • 5. Popular Past Times
    • Makan sireh was popular among the Nyonyas and Bibiks.
    • Sireh contained tobacco wrapped in the sireh leaves and were chewed on .
  • 6. The Sarong Kebaya
    • The design of the Sarong Kebaya worn by the Nyonyas and Bibiks are influenced by many factors.
    • They are influenced by the Chinese, the Dutch and the Malay cultures.
    • The prawn represents the Chinese influence, the Red Riding Hood represents the Dutch influence .
  • 7. Peranakan Food
    • Peranakan food is a fusion of different influences. It is mainly chinese cuisine modified with local (Malay, Thai, Indian) influences.
    • Ayam Buah Keluak is one of the signature dish in Peranakan cuisine. Other signatures dishes include Udang Goreng Assam (fried prawns marinated in tamarind), Sambal Timun (spicy cucumber salad).
  • 8. Peranakan Religion & Practices
    • The Peranakan religion and practices are also influenced by many cultures.
    • Most of the Chinese Peranakans follow the religion and practices of their ancestors from China.
    • Some Peranakans converted to Catholicism but the altar had Chinese influences.
    • They use a mixture of Baba Malay and Hokkien to pray.
    • The wedding procession takes place on the third day of the “Twelve Day Peranakan Wedding”.
    • It is where the Bride and Bridegroom will walk a symbolic distance from the bride house to the bridegroom’s.
  • 10.
    • The wedding procession was to convey the idea of “ Raja Sehari” , a local practice that the Peranakans adopted for their wedding. The bridegroom and the bride were considered royalty for a day.
    • It was complete with retainers, musicians, relatives and friends. Ceremonial umbrellas were used to shield the couple from the sun and add to the grandeur of the procession.
  • 11. References: 1) 2) 3)