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For one, Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum (48 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. 06 283 1273), a private museum operated by Peranakans – the Baba Chan family – is crammed full of chandeliers imported from Victorian England and carved lacquer screens.
Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum
Housed in a heritage building down the lane, Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum (108 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock) holds a great collection of timeless, treasured Peranakan jewellery – which in itself is an insight into the halcyon days at the height of Peranakan wealth.
In stark contrast is Badan Warisan Malaysia’s conservation project 8 Heeren Street (8 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. 06 281 1507), a fine example of early Dutch-era, modest two-storey shophouses built in the mid- 1700s, which acted as shop, residence and stable at the same time.