The Straits Chinese House: Domestic Life and Traditions

The Straits Chinese House Domestic Life and Traditions
This book was originally published in 1998 as "Rumah Baba: Life in a Peranakan House" to complement the National Museum's 1996-2003 exhibition of the same title.

Family portraits as well as high-quality archival photographs of house interiors, furnishings and the practising of traditional rites, together with personal memoirs of life in Straits Chinese homes - some of them on a grand scale - illuminate a way of life which has now largely disappeared but which is nevertheless an important element of Singapore's history and cultural heritage.