Story: Malaysians and Singaporeans

Cultural troupe, Lower Hutt

Cultural troupe, Lower Hutt

These members of a Singaporean cultural group were photographed in the streets of Lower Hutt, near Wellington, in 1993. Choy Yien Chow (left) is dressed as a Chinese general. Lim Chin Chooe is in traditional Malay clothing, and Thamizhvana Narayanasam wears an Indian costume. They demonstrate the diversity of Singapore’s ethnicities.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1993/2912/36
Photograph by Phil Reid

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Carl Walrond, 'Malaysians and Singaporeans - Singaporeans', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 July 2021)

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