Walking to the Museum of Native Chinese not far away, buying a ticket of 6 new coins per person and entering the museum, the small three-storey building reviews the living customs of overseas Chinese in South Asia in Singapore, Malacca and Penang for nearly 100 years through pictures, texts and in-kind exhibitions. From birth, marriage to death, the whole process of life is summarized, but the focus is still on the introduction of traditional wedding etiquette. Here we know a new name - "Ba Niang Ye. According to the information, Ba Niang Yee is a descendant of Daming State who settled in Malacca, Penang and Singapore in the early fifteenth century. It is the offspring of Chinese and Malays after marriage. The male is called Baba "Ba Ba" and the female is called Nyonya "Niang Yee". They are also called indigenous Chinese.
Visitors who have seen the Singapore serial "Xiaoniangyou" will not be unfamiliar with it. Although this museum belongs to a small number of attractions in Singapore, it still inspires my enthusiasm to visit. The Museum mainly reflects the unique material and social culture of the indigenous Chinese in the Straits. It not only retains the deep-rooted Chinese tradition, but also is deeply influenced by Southeast Asian culture. Different exhibits show the development of Nyagya culture in Singapore.
The three floors of a Nanyang-style building in the Singapore Museum area express the living customs of the early immigrants to Singapore and Malacca. From the birth of babies, growing up gradually, religious beliefs, marriage etiquette, not only retained a lot of traditional Chinese customs, but also accommodated the influence of Southeast Asian culture. The exhibits in the museum are well preserved and the workmanship is quite exquisite. Indeed, this is a very good science popularization hall. The original composition of Singaporeans is so complicated. The Chinese who migrated to Singapore in the early years are mainly Cantonese and Fujian, and the neighboring countries Malay and Indonesia.
Although this alternative Museum does not have a magnificent building, it is small and exquisite and has a very Southern Ocean style. If you have seen the Singapore opera "Xiaoniangyou", you will feel more about it. Although there are only three-storey pavilions, it is enough to vividly depict the historical and cultural life of the indigenous Chinese and give people a full "new" experience.
Deliberately come over, many years ago "Xiaoniangyou" is still very touching to me. Remind me, the door doesn't open until ten o'clock. The interaction is very good here. There are videos, exhibits that can be directly touched, the last one like treasure hunting stamp, and the phone is quite surprising. At that time, two people spoke, although they could not understand, but the atmosphere was very interesting.
The most interesting thing is that in this museum, stamps can be buttoned. The designs are dragons, phoenixes, bats, unicorns, etc. The shape is very simple and beautiful. It mainly talks about the close contacts and life features of some ancestors of Singapore, Malacca and Penang with other parts of Southeast Asia.
The Native Chinese Museum can learn about the Chinese past. It has a Chinese explanation at 2:00 p.m. The house is small, but the exhibition is very rich. It covers all aspects of the Chinese history and contemporary life in Singapore. The admission ticket is NT$10. It feels quite economical.