Small Community, Big Legacy

By Julia Tan

July 2018 FEATURE
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Few in numbers they may have been, but the Eurasians of Penang have contributed greatly to her founding and her growth.Economist Eustace Anthony Nonis was born and raised in Penang, and has St. Xavier’s Institution as his alma mater. It was also in Penang that he first entered the workforce: after graduating in 1964 from University of Malaya, he came back to work at the Penang Port Commission (PPC) as an officer at the age of 21. He later joined...

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Julia Tan

went to primary and secondary school at Convent Pulau Tikus before continuing sixth form at St. Xavier’s Institution; any other school was out of the question. She misses the fried rice at the school canteen, and laments the passing of the wan tan mee lady.