Talking about Malacca Cheese:
Singapore Eurasians and the Making of a Community through Heritage and Faith
Date: 26 August 2017
Time: 11.00pm – 12.00pm
Venue: 22 Hale Street
Ticket: FREE with registration (http://cheese.peatix.com)
Award-winning humanitarian Professor James Newton Boss presents an unusual take on past in the region through his new book Journey of 190 Years: The Eurasian Catholic Community in Singapore 1825 – Present. Taking the history of Singapore’s historic St Joseph’s Church as its focal point, Professor Boss looks at the how a common faith as well as shared practices and folklore binds the Eurasian Catholic community in Singapore together. Delving into histories of old Singapore Eurasian families and looking at history of delicacies such as the Malacca Cheese, Dr Boss’ book presents an accessible and anecdotal glimpse into one of the oldest communities in Singapore. Professor Boss’ session in Ipoh for CausewayEXchange 2017 will see him share his own personal experience as as member of the Eurasian community and explore commonalities between Eurasians in Singapore and in Malaysia, in particular those in Ipoh.
Professor James Newton Boss is a research scientist in the field of Biomedical Engineering. He has written numerous articles that have been published in several journals. For his contributions in Science and Technology, he was awarded the Gusi Peace Prize in 2008. He was listed in the Marquis 2010 Who’s Who in the World. In 2007, he was knighted by Rome’s The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta. (Knight of the Magistral Grace). October 2015 He was presented the Pope Francis Benemeranti Papal Award. March 2016 The Eurasian Association of Singapore presented the SG 50 recognation for Honoring the Eurasian Pioneers. He has been selected to receive the 2017 official Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Professor James Newton Boss He is married to Ms Evon Y.H. Tan, who works for an international bank .