Nyonya® is a lady with unique ancestry of Chinese Father and malay Mother. The fusion of two cultures gave birth to a new one, called Peranakan. Peranakans fall in between the cracks of our traditional notions of Singaporean race. The Peranakans legacy expands beyond Singapore, as Peranakans are Straits-born. They are people from what was know as "straits settlement"
Nyonya® and Baba are Lady and Men of this amazing Peranakan culture. Nyonya's home is decorated with beautiful, unique art and they have different scents originating from food, rituals and even furniture, customised and adapted to suit our life in Southeast Asia.
Their history can be traced to 1371AD, when Admiral Zheng He or Admiral Cheng Ho, a Muslim Chinese explorer and Royal Eunuch in the Ming Dynasty in China went on world exploration and left few Chinease men on our land.
The Portuguese, Dutch, Malay, Indonesian and Chinese have influenced Peranakan culture and heritage in several ways. Some people believe that the Portuguese words for a lady "Donna" became "Nyonya"
The culture has unique taste in food, cloths, jewellery, furniture and more. We bring you rich smells from this rich culture, found nowhere, but in Straits settlement.
Your Gift Wrap is inspired by Peranakan Collection.
Peranakan Culture is known to have really exquisite & elaborate designs for furniture, jewellery, dress, hair pins & more.