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Being Baba: Selected Articles from The Peranakan Magazine


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The Peranakan Association Singapore

Being Baba presents selected articles on Peranakan culture through the eyes of contributors to the The Peranakan magazine over its twenty-year history. Specially selected articles capture the essence of Peranakan culture — from its history, traditions, material culture and lifestyle to its rich cuisine, language and even theatre. 

Being Baba
 is richly illustrated with full-colour photographs and is the definitive compilation of all things Peranakan.  

  • Explains the origins of customs and traditions
  • Provides insights into their beautiful artefacts and delicious cuisine
  • Collates articles from a rich archive that spans over twenty years
  • Features writers who are experts in their own specialised areas
  • Highlights the significant contributions of the Peranakans. 

The Peranakan is the official publication of The Peranakan Association Singapore (TPAS) which represents Peranakans or local-born Chinese also known as the Babas. They settled down in Southeast Asia many generations ago and assimilated the local customs and practices to create a unique culture of their own.

ISBN: 9789814677189
Published: 2015

ISBN: 9789814677189