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Condolences to Chad Beins and Family

We extend our deepest sympathies to Chad Beins and Family on the sudden loss of his brother Adrian.

Condolences to James Augustin & Family

Our deepest condolences to James Augustin and Family on the loss of James’s wife Romayne

Condolences to Barney Morier & Family

Our condolences are extended to Barney Morier and Family on the recent loss of Barney’s brother Dennis.

Condolences to the Family of Sue James

Our deepest sympathies to the family of Sue James on her passing.

Condolences to Joan, Charles Reincastle and Family

Our deepest sympathies to Joan, Charles Reincastle and Family on the sad loss of Joan’s Mum Mrs Elsie Nunis

Eurasian family histories in Colonial Penang

This Cambridge University article on Eurasian families in Colonial Penang, published in a current issue of  ‘Modern Asian Studies’ journal should be interesting – so far as I can tell, it can only be accessed by either renting it for about $5 online, or buying it for about $30, from the online provider Cambridge Journals. For your info. See link below,
Ilsa Sharp, Perth
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8488845&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0026749X1100093X

Story of Malacca by Elvan Tong

Preface

“Story of Malacca” appeared as a three-part series in AMSA’s magazine Passages during 2009 and 2010. For the convenience of readers this is now consolidated into a booklet for easy reading and printing.

“Story of Malacca” is not an exercise in futility. It is but one of several attempts in the search for truth about the demographic, social and economic history of Malaya. It covers several themes – the origins of the peoples of Malaya; the influence of India and China; the early Indianised empires; the Malacca Sultanate; the Hang Tuah legend; the Portuguese occupation of Malacca; the Peranakan heritage.

It can be downloaded from our website download page.

 

This very interesting read has been approved to be uploaded by Elvan Tong. Many thanks

The History of Malaya In The 40s and 50s

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Vindallo – Delicious with Pork, Chicken or Lamb

For One kilo of Pork, Chicken or Lamb

Ingredients  to be ground

One teaspoon of cumin

One teaspoon of Fennell

Fresh and Dry Chillies according to taste

One large onion

Four cloves of garlic

Thumb size ginger

One teaspoon turmeric

One teaspoon black mustard seeds

One large onion quartered

Thumb size ginger sliced in strips

Four cloves garlic sliced

Two whole fresh chillies slit

Salt, Vinegar and sugar to taste

Method

Heat Oil and fry onion, garlic, ginger and chillies that have been sliced, quartered and slit for a few minutes.  Add ground ingredients and fry until fragrant and cooked.  Add meat, simmer and add water and cook till meat is cooked and tender.  Add vinegar, salt and sugar to taste.

Delicious eaten with rice or prata and accompanied with papadums

From the kitchen of “The Pink Lady”!!!!!

Personal Singapore Eurasiana…

If you do not already have them, there are two books by Denyse Tessensohn of Singapore, Elvis Lived in Katong  and Elvis Still Lives in Katong, which are excellent collections of Personal Singapore Eurasiana. Both gems include many authentic food and desert recipes among featured personality profiles, heavy nostalgia, old buildings, jokes, music and historical stuff, across all Eurasian lines.
Too much to mention in fact!  
  
A celebration of Eurasiana in Singapore
“This is a vibrant cameo of Singapore at it’s best. Share in the abundant feast of growing up Eurasian in Singapore in the 50’s and 60’s. It’s heavy nostalgia stirs memories of “…before Rochore mee became Hokkien mee – Kid Pancho – Rose Chan…”  Vivid portraits are painted of people, places, the Singapore Ballet, Vernon Martinus, the legendary Walnut Torte Cake, Europeans vs The Rest… Rejoice in your Portuguese – Malay heritage, and unravels a concealed history that is astonishing. Cook from authentic Eurasian family recipes. A book to keep and savour. Enjoy!…”
 
With a forward by David Kraal
 
http://www.selectbooks.com.sg/getTitle.aspx?SBNum=026934
 
 
Celebrating Eurasiana in old Singapore
“What did you do in the Flying Ant Season? And surely you remember Canal # 5, that low tide fragrance of the Singapore River circa 1967? Were you at the real Bugis Street? Where have Ayer Gemuroh and Beting Kusa vanished to? How would you enjoy being dazzled for the first time by the glorious art of the world famous Errol Le Cain? This is another intriguing collection of Singapore Eurasiana  to be treasured and savoured…”
 

 
http://www.selectbooks.com.sg/getTitle.aspx?SBNum=034764
 
 
Both titles published by Dagmar Books in Singapore and illustrated by Steve Hogan, with many B & W photos. To order online, click on the links above or contact :
 
Ng San May
Select  Books Pte Ltd                                         Malaysia  :  Kinokuniya Bookshop @ Level 4 KLCC

19 Tanglin Road # 03-15                                        Tel : ( 03 )  2164 – 8133   
Tanglin Shopping Centre                                        Customer Service Department or email      
Singapore 247909                                                        mys@kinokuniya.com       
Tel: +  65-6732-1515   
Fax: + 65-6736-0855
                                                       orders@selectbooks.com.sg
 
 
 
Some other links regarding her books :
http://katonglife.blogspot.com/2009_05_01_archive.html
http://puterim.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=43&Itemid=68
 
 
 
Do please forward this on to any others who may be interested.
 
Cheers!
Robert Leembruggen
Pascoe Vale, Melbourne, Australia