Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography
Take a trip to Southeast Asia in the 1800s through an exhibition of early photographs of the Peranakan community in Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar. After commercial photography was invented in France in 1839, many European photographers arrived in Southeast Asia and started to “amek gambar” (take pictures). These photographs capture plenty of details revealing bits and pieces of their dressing, the city and the various rituals that they adopted.
Through to 3rd February 2019
at Peranakan Museum
Photo courtesy of Peranakan Museum. Gift of Mr and Mrs Lee Kip Lee