The very unique Peranakan porcelain originated from China. It was brought to South East Asia as a result of increased demand by the Peranakans. Peranakans or Baba Nyonya are descendants of early Chinese immigrants who settled mainly in Singapore, Malacca and Penang in the 15th and 16th centuries. These Straits Settlement states were pit stops for the flourishing spice trade. These early Chinese settlers often married Malay or Indonesian women, and as a result a new local culture gradually emerged, creating a fushion of Chinese and Malay flavour.
I am not a true-bred Peranakan but my mother is. Below are some images of blue and white porcelain that graced our dinner table when I was a young girl.