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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pinang Peranakan Museum

On the 2nd day of our trip, we hired a bus driver to drive our ‘tour group’ around. His rate was RM$40 per hour. Not bad considering there were so many of us.

The seating capacity on the bus was just nice for us! And besides the great convenience,  it was fun traveling with loved ones!

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Our first destination for the day was the Pinang Peranakan Museum in Georgetown.

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This was where numerous shows were being filmed.

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Including Singapore’s very famous production – Little Nonya!

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The interior of the museum is very beautiful and the design of the furniture and fittings were really intricate and fine.

Just look at their door panels…

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There were many beautiful rooms around like the one for wedding functions…

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Bride’s room before she gets married…

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The dowry at a corner of the room…

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The gals loved her dressing table….

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Newly wed’s room…

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(In the 2 above pictures, the basket is supposed to contain a male and female chicken. In the past, they would place this basket under the bed of the newly weds on their wedding night. The gender of the 1st chicken that comes out of the basket would represent the gender of the couple’s 1stborn. My MIL said it did not hold true for her!)

Games room?

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Toilet.

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And we saw many interesting, historic ornaments such as…

My favourite – make up!

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Wash basins… the built in and the portable ones!

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Mirror…

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Bed for taking afternoon naps? Looks hard…

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Piano..

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Baby stuffs!

100% vintage pram…

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Baby chair…

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Little shoes for the women with bound feet!

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Proofs of Western influence here – Spectacles!

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Sewing machines… meet the pretty, young seamstress…

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And her fine tailor brother…

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Our fav – TV!

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And after the sightseeing, we proceeded to the…

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Dessert time! We ordered chendol and ice kacang for RM$6 each. Rather pricey but very refreshing after the touring. Smile

Ending off this post with a really nice family picture @ one of the rooms!

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