Friday, 17 February 2012


My late grandmother was a nyonya. She used to wear kebaya, a traditonal Malay costume, on special occasions. I love this book about Kebaya, so I am sharing some of the wonderful images from the book. Nyonyas and Babas are Chinese descendants originally from China. When arrived here in Malaya (then the old name for Malaysia), they created this marriage of of Malay-Chinese customs, thus creating whole new fusion of  food and culture.

I just love old black + white pictures, very nostalgic.

A peek into a traditonal Nyonya house.

Beautiful kebayas.

Love this kebaya..wish I could fit into it :)

Spiral stairs common in Nyonya houses.

Chinese lantern, very common.

More kebayas..

Have a great weekend everyone!