30 Jul '11, 9pm

Will Peranakan culture be extinct in a hundred years? Not if this entrepreneur has her way

There are some experts who believe the Peranakan culture will be extinct in a hundred years. Not, however, if Bebe Seet can help it. At Rumah Bebe, her bright turquoise Katong shophouse built in 1928, visitors are transported back to the golden era of Peranakan life. The scent of bunga rampei potpourri pervades the traditional home layout, while ethnic Karonchong music plays in the background and displays of Peranakan antiques invite closer examination of the delicate handworked filigree, beadwork and embroidery. The heritage house materialised in 1999 as a result of Bebe's beadwork hobby. Her handmade beaded shoes and kebayas grabbed people's attention and she started getting requests. "People liked what I wore and asked me to make it for them, so it slowly led to a business," said the youthful-looking 61-year-old. A fourth-generation Peranakan, she didn't start off as a ...

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