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Selected list of Press Interviews

Interviews with the Press/media on Peranakan culture and heritage :

  • The Politics of Food, New Sunday Times, 4 Oct 2009

  • Boost for Baba Nyonya culture, The Star Metro, 6 Nov 2009

  • Push for National Heritage Status, New Sunday Times, 1 Nov 2009

  • Can Peranakan culture survive? New Sunday Times, 15 Nov 2009

  • Homage to heritage, Life and Times, New Straits Times 11 Feb 2010

  • Songs of love with Martin Vengadesan, The Star, March 21, 2010

 

‘Words Amidst Beauty’, Ubud Writers Festival, 18 Oct 2009, The Star.

 

Personality profiles

  • Personality Profile, Sunday People, New Sunday Times, Nov 18 2007

  • Found in Malaysia, The Nut Graph 26 Aug 2010

  • Personality Profile, Interview with Mingguan Malaysia, Dec 2010

 

TV/radio appearances

  • Author’s books and What it means to be a Malaysian, Live on NTV 7, 31 August 2007.

  • Invited Guest speaker, Live on NTV 7, VENUS, 21 Feb 2008

  • The Babas and Nyonyas, Galeri Mandarin, TV2, RTM, oct 2009.

  • The Nyonya Kebaya, Arte TV, a Franco-German channel , 9 Nov 2009

  • Celebrating Chinese New Year, Live on NTV 7, 15 Feb 2010, with Daphne Iking

  • Peranakan heritage, Interview with Reuters Malaysia, May 2010

  • Story of the Peranakans in Malaysia, Asia Calling, Jakarta, August 2010

 

Interviews with the Press/media on "Kebaya Tales" :


Interviews with the Press/media on "A Nyonya in Texas" :

  • An innocent abroad, New Sunday Times Nov 11 2006
  • Crosscultural Encounters, Guang Ming Daily 2007

 

Book Launch of Malaysian Flavours: Second Edition:

  • Metro, The Star, 19 March 2004 Interviews with the Press/media on Malaysian English/Manglish in : The Star May 29 1998, The Sun June 12 1998

  • With Susan Long, The Straits Times, Singapore, June 16 1998



  • With Tan Gim Ean, New Sunday Times, June 1998

 

Invited Guest Speaker Select List

  • Manglish: Malaysian English at Its Whackiest with Constance Haslam, Radio 4 , RTM Malaysia, May 98.

  • Malaysian Flavours by Malaysia America Society, American University, Washington D.C., 25 Sept 98.

  • Manglish, on Passion 99.5 FM Radio Singapore, Caldecott Broadcasting Centre, Singapore, 20 Sept 99.

  • Malaysian English for the Rotary Club, KL, 30 November 2000.

  • ‘Malaysianisms Revisited’ by The Perak Academy, Ipoh, Sept, 2002.

  • CrossCultural Communication/Orientation: Living in Malaysia to District English Language Coordinators from Britain, USA, New Zealand and Australia, Centre for British Teachers, March, 2003.

  • Invited Speaker, LimKokWing University College, Cyberjaya, Malaysia, 11 March, 2005.

  • A Nyonya in Texas, MPH Bookstores, One Utama, 11 Nov 2006 & MidValley Mall, 12 Nov 2006.

  • Featured Writer, Breakfast Club for LitBloggers, MP, Bangsar Village II, K.L, 26 May 2007.

  • Reflections : Journey of a Woman Writer, UCSI International Women’s Day, 5 March 2008

  • It’s Rojak ! Malaysian Flavours of the Crosscultural Kind, Malaysian Cultural Group, KL Pac, Kuala Lumpur, 9 April 2008

  • CrossCultural Encounters : East and West, Malaysian Institute on Women’s Management, 10 May 2008.

  • Celebrating being Malaysian: A Peranakan Woman Writer’s Perspective, Sunway University College, 25 August 2008

  • ‘An Evening with Preeta Samarasan & Friends, November 7, 2008.

  • Panel sessions – ‘Dangerous Women’, ‘Travelling Stories’ and ‘Across Genres: Identity, Family and Place, Long Table Lunch Readings at John Hardy’s, UBUD Writers and Readers Festival, Bali, 7-11 October 2009

 

 

 

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