my ancestors on my dad’s side would have been considered peranakan, or descendants of Chinese immigrants to this neck of Southeast Asia. they adopted a mix of cultures, including Malay (i’ve been told my great-grandfather wore sarongs) and British once they took over. the Peranakan Mansion is a beautifully-restored uhh, mansion filled with antiques that a wealthy family would have. such a wonderful and opulent mix of Chinese, Malay, and European cultural artifacts!
i don’t know how we managed this (i’m assuming due to the size of our group of six), but we got a complimentary tour as well, which really helped to explain much of what was there and the history of the Chinese in the area. imho admission is worth it at 20 ringgit per person (not 10 as it says on their website), even without a tour. not only do you see the mansion but the ancestor worship hall next door, the jewelry museum and the kitchen with period artifacts (my aunt took delight in showing us the exact same tiffin carrier [for lack of a better term] she had in Hong Kong).