The Peranakan Wedding Custom

March 08, 2018

The wedding ceremony of the Peranakan is largely based on Chinese tradition, and is one of the most colourful wedding ceremonies in Malaysia and Singapore. Unlike the modern wedding ceremonies which last only for a day or two, the traditional Penang Peranakan wedding is a 30-day affair which is usually carried out in the bride's house, where ceremonies like the Lap Chai (exchange of gifts) and Cheo Thau (coming of age) are carried out.