-The women are known as " Nyonyas " and the men " Babas ".
- The Straits Chinese culture is neither Chinese nor Malay but rather a curious blend of influences derived from both these cultures which include customs, traditions, arts and crafts, cuisine and diet.
- The traditional Baba-Nyonyas speak a language known as "Baba Malay", a mixture of Malay and Hokkien dialects and members of the older generation still use it in their daily lives today.
-This set of ceramic untensils was used by the Straits Chinese called Babas and Nyonyas from the 18th century in Malacca, Penang and Singapore.
-Straits Chinese ceramics are very easily recognized by their distinctive colours.
The items on display are:
-Nyonya’s clothing was identical to that of the native Malay’s: ‘baju panjang’ , batik sarung and kerongsang