About Us

Who are we

A group of us met in January 2011 with the idea of incorporating an association to cultivate and promote Peranakan culture in Sydney. The interest group of 30 people attended and that evening, a committee was formed. An Application was then lodged with the Office of Fair Trading. Peranakan Association Australia NSW Inc. borne on the 31st of January 2011 is a 9-year dream come true for founding President Evelyn Tian and her founding executive committee in Jerry Tan, Josephine Lim, Nigel Tan, Bibi Teo, Derrick de Souza, Dr Donald Tan, Jim Teoh, Lian Tan and Adrian Watts. Together the team were unstoppable with organising many events that give members an opportunity to meet and enjoy this unique culture.

 

“Peranakan” means persons who are descendants of the early Chinese community who settled in the Malay Archipelago and the historical Straits Settlements (of Singapore and Melaka and Penang in Malaysia) or who observe the traditions and culture of what has become distinctly and widely accepted and recognised in South East Asia as the Peranakan heritage of which, in particular the Baba and Nonya culture and lifestyle form an integral part.

 

 The Peranakan Association (the “Association”) is a non-profit organisation. The assets and income of the association shall be applied solely in furtherance of its objects below, and no part shall be distributed directly or indirectly to its members, except for bona fide compensation or reimbursement for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the association.

For more details, please find the information about us in the constitution.

Membership

The current membership:

  • $20 annual fee per person OR $50 for 3 years
  • $30 annual fee per couple OR $70 for 3 years
  • Please download the following application form and complete the details.
    Send the completed forms to P.O. Box 3810 Marsfield NSW 2122 and instructions for membership payments can be found in the form. Thank you.

    Committee Members 2016-2017

    President – Nyonya Evelyn Tian
    Vice President – Baba Jerry Tan
    Vice President – Baba John Khoo
    Vice President – Baba Nigel Tan
    Secretary – Baba PH Cheah
    Treasurer – Nyonya Angeline Teh
    Acting Webmaster – Wong Keng Onn

    Committee Members:
    Baba Walace Wang
    Nyonya Rosley Tan
    Baba Elvan Tong
    Nyonya Linda Low
    Baba James Chin

    Constitution

    The Peranakan Association (the "Association") is a non-profit organisation. The assets and income of the association shall be applied solely in furtherance of its objects below, and no part shall be distributed directly or indirectly to its members, except for bona fide compensation or reimbursement for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the association.

    For further details please download the Constitution.

    Story Of Malacca

    PAA NSW wishes to thank Baba Elvan Tong for his contribution to the article.

    For further details please read the Story Of Malacca.