The Nyonya Craze Continues


Precious Peranakan paraphernalia does not come cheap – and here’s why.

It has been a decade since the Singaporean drama, The Little Nyonya, hit airwaves in 2008. Set in the 1930s and spanning a period of 70 years, the melodrama follows the trials and tribulations of a Peranakan family. It was a huge success – not only did it receive the highest viewership ratings of Singapore’s MediaCorp TV Channel 8 since 1994, the drama also gained international following from neighbouring Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines, as well as China, Hong Kong, France and the US.

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