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The Peranakans also known as the Babas and Nyonyas was a prominent community of Chinese unique to Penang and other Straits towns. The Peranakans created a unique, rich lifestyle which left behind a legacy of antiques and cultural influences that are still evident in Penang today. The Pinang Peranakan Mansion was a typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions.
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The Peranakans also known as the Babas and Nyonyas was a prominent community of Chinese unique to Penang and other Straits towns. The Peranakans created a unique, rich lifestyle  which left behind a legacy of antiques and cultural influences that are still evident in Penang today.  The Pinang Peranakan Mansion was a typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions.