Peranakan Collection


The Peranakans are descendents of the early Chinese community that settled in the Malay Archipelago during the 17th century. The Peranakan culture is thus, a rich blend between Chinese and Malay cultures, with some influence from the Portuguese, Dutch and the British, who were former colonial masters of the Archipelago.

The Peranakans are famous for their rich material culture, especially in beadwork and embroidery.

The Peranakan collection ranges from ornate sets of kerosang (brooches), buckles, beaded works (shoes, hangings, pouches) silverware (belts with elaborate designs, pillow ends, curtain hooks) to porcelain items, traditionally embroidered blouses and unique name cardholders with designs inspired by the Peranakan culture, a fusion of Chinese, Malay and European influences.

The collection also comprises of some intricate antique Peranakan jewellery, set with diamonds, pearls and other precious stones. The range of merchandise is available at:

   Suntec City Mall
   National Orchid Garden
   Katong Antique House