The Nyonya Craze Continues

By Peter Soh

July 2018 FEATURE
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Precious Peranakan paraphernalia does not come cheap – and here’s why.It has been a decade since the Singaporean drama, The Little Nyonya, hit the 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 neighboring...

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Peter Soh

is a Peranakan writer who is very interested in exploring the discourse and identity of the Chinese Peranakan. One of his Peranakan short stories was featured in the Emerging Malaysian Writers 2018 anthology. He is currently the Head of Humanities in Maple Leaf Kingsley International School, and teaches Sociology.