The Clan Jetties: Adapting To The Modern World (Part 2 Of 2)

A photo of Chew Jetty with sampan boats docking at the edge.

Previously, we discussed the idea of architecture conservation and its importance in protecting our heritage. And now, we are going to look into a UNESCO World Heritage site in Penang, Malaysia, called the Clan Jetties. The Clan Jetties, also known Continue reading The Clan Jetties: Adapting To The Modern World (Part 2 Of 2)

Architecture Conservation: Protecting Our Past (Part 1 Of 2)

Do you ever get awestruck when you see a 100-year-old building? The fact that it was built more than a century ago without any modern technology fascinates me. My curiosity grew when I was studying architecture at Taylor’s University (2015-2019). Continue reading Architecture Conservation: Protecting Our Past (Part 1 Of 2)

Peranakan Weddings (Part 2 Of 2): 12 Days Of Celebrations

When I started exploring Peranakan culture, I did not expect that there would be so many complicated layers to uncover. From its complex origin story to the slowly disappearing language, food and customs, there is so much to explore. Previously, Continue reading Peranakan Weddings (Part 2 Of 2): 12 Days Of Celebrations

Peranakan Wedding (Part 1 Of 2): Tradition And Preparation

Peranakan culture has many layers. It is a complex mix of interesting practices and customs. Despite having a controversial history, Peranakans have stood the test of time. Whilst many elements within the Peranakan culture still exist, others, like the language, Continue reading Peranakan Wedding (Part 1 Of 2): Tradition And Preparation

Peranakan Malay: Keeping The Language Alive

The origin story of the Peranakans has always encountered debates. All things considered, it is difficult to determine its exact history. Even the most esteemed scholars are unable to come up with a definitive answer. Nevertheless, there has always been Continue reading Peranakan Malay: Keeping The Language Alive

Peranakan: Origin Story Of The People Of The Straits

Not many people can say that they have met a Peranakan before let alone hail from that lineage. Growing up in a Peranakan household meant that I had a unique upbringing. Everything from culture to food and fashion had a Continue reading Peranakan: Origin Story Of The People Of The Straits