Penang’s Eurasians – Too Important to Be Ignored

By Alexander Fernandez

August 2019 FEATURE
main image
Argus Lane. Elements of Catholic influences in the pictures of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary can still be seen on their front doors.
Church of the Immaculate Conception.Known to locals as “Serani” – a contraction of the Malay word “nasrani”, meaning Christians – a Eurasian is generally anyone who is a fusion of European and Asian blood. The term was originally coined by the British in the nineteenth century to refer to an individual of mixed British and Indian descent.In the early days of Penang, Eurasians turned the wheels of administration for the new settlement. They arrived in Penang with Captain Francis Light...

Subscribe to our e-archive to read our older articles.

Alexander Fernandez

is a budding plant enthusiast, feline fanatic, Netflix junkie and gaming buff. He hopes to one day travel to Japan.