Perhaps one of the most successful intercultural experiments in the world is the Peranakan culture. The word peranakan in Malay simply means ‘locally born’ and is Malaysia & Singapore’s most fascinating hybrid culture, descended from unions between foreign merchants (China & South India) with local women. The month-long festival entitled Amboi! Baba Meets Nyonya aims to capture the essence of locally-born works which makes Malaysia known for its melting-pot of cultures.
This is a reformation of social and culture, a unique behaviour performance, which created by the Japanese as a result of searching the meaning of humanity after the World War II. This uncompromising performance method and concept have deeply influenced many artists around the world.