Peranakan Beading Workshop

Public Class  ·   · Create a beautiful piece of Peranakan art with beads with your own hands!

2 Hours
Peranakan Origin
Instructed in English, Chinese Mandarin
Ages 12 And Above

About the workshop

Peranakan beading was a tradition practiced by Peranakan ladies (nyonyas) in the past when it was customary for women to be able to bead their own shoes before getting married. Before their wedding night, nyonyas would hand-bead a pair of Kasut Manek (Peranakan beaded shoes) for their husbands-to-be as well as themselves. These beloved Kasut Manek would be worn on the newly weds wedding day in preparation of beginning a marital life of bliss together.

In this two-hour session, find out more about the origins of Peranakan beading, what makes these beads and the practice so special, and learn how to create a beautiful piece of Peranakan bead art on your own.

Weekend workshops may be available upon request.

Take note: Workshops will be closed for booking from May 1 - June 10 (2022).

What you will experience

1. Receive hands-on instruction on how to work with Peranakan beads and some of the interesting facts surrounding this intricate art, in heritage building managed by Kim Choo Kueh Chang.
2. In an intimate setting, enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic session as you learn how to create your own piece of Peranakan bead art in the shape of a ring or cuff links.

Planning a teambuilding or private event? Customized workshops are available! Learn more here!

Booking & Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, cancellation is not permitted for this workshop.

Booking must be made 48 hours before the scheduled start time.

Other Details

Do let your instructor know if you have any dietary restrictions for the refreshment service.

Blackout Dates due to festival season: Dec-Feb and May-June.


Note: Full workshop address will be included in booking confirmation email.

Nearby this workshop

Closest MRT
Dakota Station (Circle Line)
Paya Lebar ( East West Line)

Closest Landmark
I12 Katong