Hello fellow friends, here and far away in the galaxy of never-land.
For those who wants to know what Portuguese Settlement is, here is an excerpt from WIkipedia:
The Portuguese Settlement is a Kristang community in Ujong Pasir, five km from Malacca, Malaysia.
The Kristang are a Malaysian ethnic group with mixed Portuguese and Malay and for some possibly Indian or Chinese ancestry, which arose during the Portuguese colonial period (16th to 17th century).
In 1933, 11 hectares of land at Malacca were purchased with the purpose of creating a haven for scattered Kristang and their culture. The swampy land was cleared and 10 wooden houses with earth floors and attap roofs were built. Saint John’s village, as that simple fishing village was originally known, soon attracted additional Kristang from all over Malaysia, and grew to become one of Malacca’s main tourist attractions, improving the standard of living of its villagers.
Like many other Portuguese-speaking communities around the world, the Portuguese Settlement holds a yearly “June festival” that opens with Festa Senjuang (“Feast of Saint John”, June 24) and closes with Festa San Pedro (“Feast of Saint Peter”, the fishermen’s patron saint, June 29). This festival is attended by about 100,000 visitors from Malaysia and abroad. At the festival one can hear Kristang folk songs and watch dancers in colourful costumes perform to the rhythm of branyu music. An important event in the festival is the blessing of the local fishermen’s boats, specially decorated for the occasion, to assure good catch ”
Enough said, a little bit about yours truly. I was born and raised in Melaka(Ujong Pasir) and lived just a stone throw away from Portuguese Settlement. Most of my friends I grew up with attended St.Francis Institution High School and are Eurasians. Yes, most of them are very successful in their field–a head honcho working for a bank in Singapore, a doctor, a lawyer and many many successful people.
Hopefully, we all can use this website to connect with others who left Portuguese Settlement.
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