Museums right at home: Teaching others about Peranakan culture

Ms Angeline Kong with her great-grand-aunt's green kasut manek (Peranakan beaded shoes) and two newer pairs that she made herself. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Ms Angeline Kong with her great-grand-aunt's green kasut manek (Peranakan beaded shoes) and two newer pairs that she made herself. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Many Singaporeans hold on to family keepsakes to preserve their culture for future generations. As Singapore celebrates its bicentennial National Day, these family heirlooms are testament to the nation's rich heritage.

A precious century-old pair of Peranakan beaded shoes did not fare well when they landed in the hands of seven-year-old Angeline Kong.

The green kasut manek had been passed down to her from a great-grand-aunt.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2019, with the headline 'Museums right at home '. Print Edition | Subscribe