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Baba-Nonya Heritage Museum

48-50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
06 283 1275
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Ranked #2 of 65 attractions in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: Art and objects illustrating Malaysia’s wide cultural diversity are on display in this historical home. Visiting hours from 10.00am to 4.30pm every... more » Owner description: Art and objects illustrating Malaysia’s wide cultural diversity are on display in this historical home. Visiting hours from 10.00am to 4.30pm every day. « less
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I like stepping back in time and feeling what it would have been like to live in another era- this museum does an excellent job of taking you back into the lives of the Baba Nonya- Chinese immigrants who commingled with the local Malacca women. The tour guide was very affable, knowledgeable and patient, and fun to listen too. We... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Went there the 4th time this April and it's never boring if you love the culture of Peranankan. The price increased since the first time I visit but it's all worth it. The tour now improved. A must to visit when u go to malacca. Rm 15 for adults. There's timing for the tour so check the time for next... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The guide gives you a nice and informative look into the lives of a wealthy family in Melaka former days. Certainly worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Beautiful furnishings and delicate craftsmanship. Pity that no photography is allowed inside. Comfortable and special ambience. Not given enough time to scrutinize at those artifacts. Brief explanation in short time only. A bit expensive for RM15.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the guided tour with lots of info and background shared. We loved the details about peranakan lifestyle in the past.

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Baba - Nyonya Heritage Museum celebrates the rich historical and cultural diversity Malacca has to offer. One of the earliest people to migrate there where the Chinese sailors during the times of the Chinese Ming Dynasty Treasure fleets expeditions under Admiral Zheng He in the 17th century. Some of those chinese sailors stayed in Malacca and married the local... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A must in beautiful Melaka where the Chinese, Dutch and Portuguese cultures mix with Malysian ones. A pretty private Chinese house that keeps its original furniture. The guide has a strong affinity with the house and a great sense of humour. Visits just in guided tours, pay attention to thesschedule.

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Hong Kong, China
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Baba-Nonya Heritage Museum is located in the heart of China Town. The guided tour started at 1415. The guide was a Baba himself and gave us a view into the life of Baba-Nonya families in the olden days. The museum is converted from a former Baba-Nonya residence. Portraits of the family who owned this house were displayed. Furniture of... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Fairly well kept and managed. The guide friendly ,insightful and informative. It was also interesting to have the chance to tour within the near original structure of the building.

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Klang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

informative guide, lots to see. Put the camera (photos not allowed anyway) away and enjoy. I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of the architectural features of the building/s unique to this type of home.

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