In the streets of Georgetown (revisited)
Today I met this nice, young man in the streets of Georgetown.
His is a Peranakan. Peranakan, also known as the Straits Chinese or Baba-Nyonya are the descendants of the early Chinese immigrants to Penang. They have partially adopted Malay customs and speak a Chinese-Malay creole. The Peranakan community possesses a distinct identity in terms of food, dress, rites, crafts and culture. Most of the Peranakan Chinese are not Muslims, but practice ancestor worship and Chinese religion.
Well … that’s what I am goin’ to do tomorrow, visiting a temple of this community.