Some observations from travels

Peranakan Houses of Singapore

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge last week was a photo theme in Rainbow Colours.  I cannot think of a more fitting set of photos than the beautiful and colourful Peranakan Houses of Singapore.  Peranakan refers to the ethnic Chinese descendants of the 15th and 16th century immigrants to the Indonesian Archipelago and British Colonised Malaysia.  The Nyonyas and Babas were one of the elite members of the earlier Singaporean community.  The Peranakan Homes, or the “Chinese Baroque”, are a combination of European, Chinese and Malay influences.  The Peranakans who settled in Singapore in the earlier part of the 20th Century built their Shophouses modern yet resembling as closely as possible to their Malaca heritage.

So here is my contribution to Cee’s Rainbow Colours challenge last week.

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I hope you enjoyed all the contributions to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.  Don’t forget to visit here.

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3 responses

  1. wow! gorgeous houses! 🙂

    March 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm

  2. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

    March 3, 2013 at 7:54 pm

  3. Pingback: The Intan: Museum Peranakan in Singapore | Travel Smart Not Travel Cheap

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