Singapore is home to beautiful Peranakan Culture. Explore the vibrant world of Peranakan heritage through this Room Fragrances.
The exact origins of the Peranakans are hard to pin down. Some believe them to be descendents of Chinese immigrant traders who married local Malay women or Bataks from Sumatra in 1500's.
Others believe them to be Chinese from Admiral Zheng He's army in 1300's, who married local malay women.
Most scholars agree that the first wave of Chinese immigrants to Malaya and Indonesia could have arrived in the 10th century, however, the practice became much more common in the 15th century.
The culture originates from mixed marriage between a Chinese man and Malay/Indonesian women. This created a very unique and amazing culture with unique traditions. Initially the wives could have been slaves, but eventually things improved and equality set in.
Some prominent Straits Peranakan familes had and still have fantastic home with unusual architecture and interior. Of course the scents of these homes, originating from food & practices are special and distinctive.
The home was full of carved teak furniture, which is the base scent of our room fragrance. It has wide variety of spices and flowers that represent this beautiful culture.
There are lots and lots of Orchids which were part of Traditional Malay Medicine and they became part of this culture which women brought into the family unit. We have tried our best to assimilate all of these into one nostalgic Peranakan Room Fragrance.
When in Singapore, one should certainly try peranakn cuisine and buy a Peranakan scent.