“Kechik tapak tangan,
nyiru saya tadahkan!”
You are welcomed with open arms
Come explore the charms of the good old days and write your memories for tomorrow in the beautiful UNESCO Historic City of Melaka.
More than just a hotel, this is Baba House. We feature traditional Peranakan & Oasis designed chambers, authentic Nyonya cuisine proudly served at Mari Chiak Restaurant (Let’s Eat), and facilities which include the Kaki Minom (Drinking Friends) rooftop bar, Bilek Bacha Library (Reading Room), Banquet Hall, and Function Rooms.
Within the neighbourhood of Baba House, you are a few doors away from the Melaka must-go-to famous spots namely Jonker Walk Street, the 17th-century Stadthuys building, Melaka River Park and Cruise, Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museums, and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.
Welcome to Bilek Gua
Welcome to My Chamber
Melaka was founded in the 1400s by Parameswara, the last King of Singapura (now known as Singapore). While fleeing from the enemies’ threat, Parameswara was resting under a tree when he saw his followers’ hunting dogs fighting with a small mouse deer, before they were kicked by the deer. Amused by this incident, he named the place, Melaka, after the tree.
During the 16th century, Melaka had developed into the most important trading port in Southeast Asia. Due to its strategic position in the Straits of Melaka which provides a direct route between India and China, merchants from China, Arabia, India, and Europe were the regular traders then who passed through the port. Hence, all these gave birth to the legacy of a rich heritage community – Peranakan.
Peranakan means “local born”. The Peranakan traces their origins back to the voyage of Chinese Admiral Cheng Ho in 15th Century and is characterised by their unique hybridisation of ancient Chinese with local Nusantara region cultures resulting from interracial marriage. The Peranakan men are known as Baba and the women are known as Nyonya.