So says the all-knowlegable Wikipedia. I’m a huge fan of Peranakan cuisine.. and as I’ve learnt, the culture is pretty cool too. We spent a couple of hours mooching along the Peranakan area of Singapore.. checking out the shops and learning about their artwork and culture. And buying lots of their food, of course 😉 Their artwork is spectacular – especially the beaded shoes.. they take 7+ weeks to bead by hand, using rare and highly-coveted tiny glass beads. I was hoping to buy a pair to bring back to Australia with me.. but they cost around $700 a pop, whoa!!
Display of lovely Peranakan clothes and trinkets
Scarves and material
Beaded artwork to go on shoes