During my visit to Austin, Texas in January this year in 2018, I took a short trip to San Antonio which takes 1 hour and 40 minutes from Austin by car. Since Texas is in the south of the United States, it was already fairly warm. I was already sweating with one layer of a cardigan. In fact, the conversation with my friend a few days before the trip to San Antonio triggered my curiosity of the Alamo. There is a cinema called ‘The Alamo’ in Austin. When we passed by the cinema, my friend said; “There are many places…

What is Peranakan?

The Pinang Peranakan Mansion in Pengan, Malaysia

Blended with many different ethnic groups and cultural back grounds, Singapore and Southeast Asia gave birth to an interesting Peranakan culture. Peranakan also has a different name “Baba Nonya” in Malay and Indonesian. This colourful culture arouse mainly in Singapore and Malaysia. Then, what is Peranakan? Peranakan refers to descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to Malaysia archipelago including British Malaya — now Singapore and Malaysia — and Dutch East Indies — now Indonesia. …

Semi Hong

I love travelling and sharing my stories and tips mainly from cultural aspect.

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