Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes and Dreams by Myrna Braga-Blake

Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes and Dreams

byMyrna Braga-Blake, Ann Ebert-Oehlers, Alexius A Pereira

Kobo ebook | December 21, 2016

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Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes and Dreams offers insight into the Singapore Eurasian community, one of Singapore's minority communities. Though small, the Eurasian community has undoubtedly played a big part in Singapore's nation-building. This book is the definitive record of Eurasian history and heritage in Singapore, and serves to educate the younger generation of Eurasians about their roots, the community's achievements and its collective hopes and dreams for the future, as well as provide a useful resource for others to learn more about the Eurasian community.

In addition, Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes and Dreams also covers the growth and developments of the Eurasian community within the last 25 years, and how the Eurasian Association (EA), as a Self-Help Group since 1994, has been helping the less fortunate through its programmes, as well as being the main force in driving the preservation and sharing of the Eurasian culture for its future generations.

In preserving the history and heritage, as well as expressing the hopes and dreams of the Singapore Eurasian community, this book is an effort in contributing to the country's continued multiracial harmony and appreciation of the many elements that make up Singapore's story.


  • Introductory Message (George Yeo)

  • Preface (Barry Desker)

  • Part I:

  • Prologue Alphonso at Tea (Edwin Thumboo)

    Editor's Preface to Part I (Myrna Braga-Blake)

    Eurasians in Singapore: An Overview (Myrna Braga-Blake)

    Where the Twain Met: Origins of Eurasian Families (Myrna Braga-Blake and Ann Ebert-Oehlers)

    Who's Your Mother? Who's Your Father? Links Between Eurasian Families (Pat De Souza)

    Within a Stone's Throw: Eurasian Enclaves (Louise Clarke)

    Nine to Five: Where Eurasians Worked (Pat D'Rose)

    They Made Their Mark: Prominent Eurasians in Singapore's History (Francisca and Jacintha Cardoza)

    Belonging: Eurasian Clubs and Associations (Valerie Barth)

    Trial and Tribulation: The War Years (Keith Rodrigues)

    Please Pass the Salt: Class within the Eurasian Community (Myrna Braga-Blake)

    Rites and Festivals: Customs and Practices of Yesteryear (Evelyn Leicester-Rodrigues)

    For Love of the Game: Eurasians in Sports (Ann Ebert-Oehlers)

    Having Fun: The Good Old Days (Gladrags)

    The Secret Ingredient: Eurasian Food (Francesca Eber-Lim)

  • Part II:

  • Editor's Preface to Part II (Alexius A Pereira)

    They Made Their Mark II: Contributors to Singapore's Developments (Alexius A Pereira)

    A Colourful Life: Eurasian Contributions to the Arts and Culture in Singapore (Alexius A Pereira)

    Bos Papiah Kristang? (Do You Speak Kristang?): A Eurasian Linguistic Legacy (Kevin Martens Wong)

    Holding It All Together: The Eurasian Association (Alexius A Pereira)

    Epilogue: On Record (Charlene Shepherdson)

    About the Editors

    About the Contributors

Readership: General public.

Title:Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes and DreamsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 21, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813109610

ISBN - 13:9789813109612

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