After Peranakan Nitat Museum, Phuket now has another museum dedicated to Baba-Nyonya heritage.

Founded by fourth-generation jewelers from the Taweesuwan Group, Peranakan Phuket Museum (076-313-556, apes the look of Phuket Town’s Sino-Portuguese shop-houses in a series of kitsch but fun exhibits.

There’s even a photo studio where you can dress up in Baba-Nyonya costume and have your picture taken against a faux crumbly wall. The on-site Yaya Kitchen offers local dishes such as moo hong (Phuket-style braised pork belly, B150), nam prik goong siab (shrimp paste with sun-dried shrimp, B150) and gaeng pu (crab curry served with rice vermicelli, B280), while Pinana cafe serves scones, brownies and tea.

It’s all located 15 kilometers from the real Phuket Town on Thepkasattri Road, nearer to the airport. Entrance fee is B200 for Thais and B300 for foreigners.