(This is a monthly letter from Baba Colin Chee to members and friends of the Association.) Dear Babas and Nyonyas, A HUNGER There must be a deep hunger for Peranakan culture. I draw this conclusion from the more than enthusiasticRead More →

(This is a monthly letter from Baba Colin Chee to members and friends of the Association.) Dear Babas and Nyonyas, Are Cultures Pure? Culture can be very exclusive to a community. It manifests the community’s symbols, language and literature, values, beliefs,Read More →

(This is a monthly letter from Baba Colin Chee to members and friends of the Association.) Dear Babas and Nyonyas, COVID-19: Planning in Uncertain Times As our government prudently opens up the Singapore economy, your General Committee (GC) has beenRead More →

(This is a monthly letter from Baba Colin Chee to members and friends of the Association.) Dear Babas and Nyonyas, A MUSICAL CELEBRATION On 16 August 2020, we celebrated the Association’s 120th anniversary, our choir, The Peranakan Voices, 20th anniversary,Read More →

(This is a monthly letter from Baba Colin Chee to members and friends of the Association.) Dear Babas and Nyonyas, CELEBRATING A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY How does one celebrate a 120th Anniversary in a pandemic year? On 17 August 1900, ourRead More →

Dear Babas and Nyonyas, On 12 July, we held our 120-year-old association’s first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting. It was a success. There were no technical glitches. We owe this to two of our new and young General Committee (GC) membersRead More →

(This is a monthly letter from Baba Colin Chee to members and friends of the Association.) Dear Babas and Nyonyas, Recognising Our Heroes It was a dream come true! In October, last year, Nyonya Dawn Marie Lee gushed on theRead More →