Story: Malaysians and Singaporeans

Malaysian students and ‘house mother’, 1976

Malaysian students and ‘house mother’, 1976

Mrs F. A. Ridland, a ‘house mother’ to 14 young Malaysian students at their Wellington hostel, displays the airline ticket that will whisk her away to Singapore and Malaysia for a three-month holiday. Over 50 Malaysian and Singaporean students had banded together to pay for her trip. Her hosts when she arrived in Asia were those she had previously looked after who had finished their studies and returned home.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1976/4481/15A

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Carl Walrond, 'Malaysians and Singaporeans - Similarities and differences', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Oct 2015