Visiting neighboring states just for food and a few sightseeing locations before coming back up to KL are one of the many common things we locals do for the sake of food believe it or not lol.
We also managed to visit my heritage's museum, one of my favorite places to bring foreign friends to as it will boggle their minds about how Peranakan race came about lol. Thank goodness Kazu & Amelia managed to explain abit on the way down from KL-Malacca so Kikuchi-san & Miyage-san weren't so confused when our tour guide explained further in depth about the Baba & Nyonya culture.
I am proud to be partial Nyonya thanks to my Mom's side, you can call me a "haffu はっふ" a common pop culture slang used to describe a person of a mix race XD
Don't feel insulted when one calls you a 'haffu'* or 'gaijin'* because there is no rude nor ill intentions intended :)
'haffu'* or 'gaijin'*- Mix race person or foreigner
But sadly this culture is a dying one, and to meet a pure Baba, Nyonya local that still practices their old ways is a real treat as you won't find them anymore in this current younger generation as most of them are in their 50s or above that. It is also rare to find young ones, maybe a handful of them but do take note that there are 2 places that Baba & Nyonya-s can originate from in Malaysia. It's either Malacca or Penang, but both carry similar dressing styles, lifestyle and dishes, just a few different tweaks here & there.
Baba & Nyonya is basically a mixture of 2 different heritages fused into one which is mainland China's chinese & our locals here via Intermarriage.
"Most Peranakans are of Hoklo (Hokkien) ancestry, although a sizeable number are of Teochew or Hakka descent including a small minority of Cantonese.
Baba Nyonya are a subgroup within Chinese communities. Peranakan families occasionally imported brides from China and sent their daughters to China to find husbands.
Intermarriage in Malaysia occurs more frequently between Peranakan and people of Indian Chitty and Serani ethnicity rather than Malay because of endogamous religious laws. These require non-Muslims intending to marry Malay-Muslims first to convert to Islam. Peranakan are not always willing to alter their religious and cultural identity in this way.- Wikipedia"
So hope you guys understand abit more about the Peranakan culture, and if you are planning to come down to Malacca for a holiday do drop by the Peranakan Museum it's nearby Jonker Walk (everyone's must visit place), there are pre-book tours available as well on their website: http://babanyonyamuseum.com/
This museum isn't a replica by the way, everything is left original and intact since the 1861. But take note that "NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED" in the museum as it might compromise the old photos or other displays.
On the way back from Malacca, practically all of us KO-ed but thank goodness no un-glam photos were taken XD
Because i swore i slept with my mouth open from the angle of my head resting backwards on the chair seat, thinking about it makes me kinda regret right now lol.
And never knew scouting around KL for good food was hard too, think foodie guides should be the next upcoming job opportunity for food bloggers out there if they do collaborate with tour guide companies lol.