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Dish of Fish Curry   Leave a comment

Dish of Fish Curry


Dish of Nyonya Fish curry

Posted January 28, 2019 by lspeng1951 in Canon, Culture, Food and drink, Photography

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From my Photo Archives ~ VI   2 comments

From my Photo Archives ~ VI

Dear fellow Relatives, Bloggers, Friends, Associates and All.

Thank for your patience and tolerance as finally my internet is back for a while. I am using this window of opportunity to upload my photographs from my archives first. Apologies.

SP Lim

Nyonyas in weaving

The Nyonya Ladies of Penang   1 comment

1-LSP Photo Archives 155The Nyonya Ladies of Penang
We feature here – the Nyonya Ladies of Penang of the older generation as it includes my mother in one of the photographs.

SP Lim

From Wikipedia:-
Peranakan Chinese or Straits-born Chinese are the descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to the Malay archipelago including British Malaya (now Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore; where they’re also referred to as Baba-Nyonya) and Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia; where they’re also referred as Kiau-Seng) between the 15th and 17th centuries.

Members of this community in Malaysia address themselves as “Baba Nyonya”. Nyonya is the term for the women and Baba for the men. It applies especially to the Han populations of the British Straits Settlements of Malaya and the Dutch-controlled island of Java and other locations, who have adopted Nusantara customs — partially or in full — to be somewhat assimilated into the local communities. Many were the elites of Singapore, more loyal to the British than to China. Most have lived for generations along the straits of Malacca. They were usually traders, the middleman of the British and the Chinese, or the Chinese and Malays, or vice versa because they were mostly English educated. Because of this, they almost always had the ability to speak two or more languages.

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While the term Peranakan is most commonly used to refer to those of Chinese descent also known as Straits Chinese (named after the Straits Settlements; 土生華人 in Chinese; Tionghoa-Selat or Tionghoa Peranakan in Indonesian; Phuket Baba among Thais in Phuket, Thailand), there are also other, comparatively smaller Peranakan communities, such as Indian Hindu Peranakans (Chitty), Arab/Indian Muslim Peranakans (Jawi Pekan) (Jawi being the Javanised Arabic script, Pekan a colloquial contraction of Peranakan) and Eurasian Peranakans (Kristang) (Kristang = Christians of Portuguese and Asian ancestry). The group has parallels to the Cambodian Hokkien, who are descendants of Hoklo Chinese, and the Pashu of Myanmar, a Burmese word for the Peranakan or Straits Chinese who have settled in Myanmar. They maintained their culture partially despite their native language gradually disappearing a few generations after settlement.

CNY Nyonya Dress Challenge 2015 ~ Part 2   Leave a comment

Chinese New Year aka CNY Nyonya Dress Challenge 2015 ~ Part 2. The model in purple Nyonya blouse is Lydia Li-Han. Our more matured Nyonya, Aunty Annie Lim celebrated her 77th Birthday on that day of photo-shooting ie Sunday, 18 January, 2015.

SP Lim

CNY Nyonya Dress Challenge 2015 at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion …   2 comments

Chinese New Year Nyonya Dress Challenge 2015 at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Penang, Malaysia.

One of the most anticipated event of the year in 2015, Nyonya dress portrait outing is back! This event is going to start off as EOS DSLR-Penang 2015 activity calendar,
as EOS DSLR-Penang has planned many activities thru out the years for its members.

Open to all users

Date: 18 Jan 2015 (sunday)
Venue: Penang Peranakan Mansion
Time: 9.05-9.30am – Registration

12.45pm until 1.15pm – Allow upload one photo per participant (remember bring your own card reader)
1.30pm – Judging photo
1.45pm – End Event.

Payment (Member price) :

Early bird: RM60 Payment due date(including entrance fee) = 9 Dec 2014 – 23 Dec 2014
Normal rate RM70 Payment due date(including entrance fee) = 24 Dec 2014 – 4 Jan 2015

Maximum 30 person
(1st Payment 1st Reserve Method)

Payment due date = 4 Jan 2015

-= Bank Details =-
Bank : Public Bank
Account No: 6-3181760-01
E-mail :

*There will be a prize competition along with this portrait photography.

-= Terms and Condition =-

1. Registration fees are non-refundable in event of no-show.
2. In the event of cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances, the organiser will reschedule the event to another date in the future.
3. All participants are responsible for their own safety and the safety of their own gear and equipment. The organiser is not liable for any losses.
4. All participants are encouraged to work with the said committee member.
5. Participants who misbehave or act irresponsibly will be dismissed from this event.
6. We will appreciate if participants be on time. We will begin the event as scheduled.
7. Please check the time and place before the outing date from this event page. Organizer will not entertain any failure / delay turn up.
9. Participants with confirmed payment will ONLY secure a seat in this outing.

For any other additional information, please do not hesitate to contact. Havic Lim.

– EOS DSLR Club t-shirt, Canon RED t-shirt or (Black/Red) t-shirt.
– for those who don’t have EOS club t-shirt, can purchase with us, T-shirt (rm38/pcs). We can bring to you on that day if you purchase with us.

Participant List:-

Group A
1.Indran Photograpy (Paid)
2. Mervman Merv (Paid)
3.V.I.P (Paid)
4.V.I.P (Paid)
5.V.I.P (Paid)
6 Frankie Tan (Paid)
7. Loong Chong (Paid)
8. Chong Chin Perng (Paid)
9. Nelson Yeap (Paid)
10. Andy Hiew (Paid)

Group B Yellow Group
1.Kwan Wen Ching (Paid )
2.Ong Chen Fei (Paid )
3. Boon Peng (Paid )
4. Hongzheng Lim ( Paid )
5. Lim Soo Peng ( Paid )
6. Lou Pin ( Paid )
7. Terry Tan ( Paid )
8. Jia Chen Lu ( Paid )
9. Sg Ong ( Paid )
10. Jaky Lim ( Paid )

Group C
1. Chew Lay Khoon (Paid )
2. John Toh (Paid )
3. Asuat Ahmad ( Paid )
4. Mohd Mahadi Bakar ( Paid )
5. Andy Teoh ( Paid )
6. Thian Chang Tan ( Paid )
7. Esmond Lim (Paid)
8. Brave Ang (Paid)
9. Calvin Ng (Paid)
10. Tony Khor (Paid)

***Shooting Arrangements (IMPORTANT NOTICE):-***

If the group system stays at 10 groups, each photographer will get a chance to shoot every model based on a rotation basis.


Havic lim

Getting ready for FAPA Photo-shoot   Leave a comment

The Wayangand the Nyonya models are getting ready for FAPA Photo-shoot at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Church Street, Penang for the 24th FAPA Congress. As there were some misunderstanding, I was there to resolve these issues.

SP Lim

Little Baba and Nyonya at Penang Times Square   1 comment

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I was feeling kind of lethargic to go to Penang Times Square but I pushed myself as one cannot find such opportunity to photo-shoot the little cute kids in the traditional Nyonya and Baba costumes. Arriving late at 8.30 pm I just managed to shoot the “tail-end” of the marvellous show. Just simply shoot and shoot without thinking about framing and other parameters. Hope I do some justice to these children with my photos.

SP Lim

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