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1 Jan

eBook Eurasians Grassroots small(Cover Image)


(DOWNLOAD eBOOK FOR FREE by visiting the website with the link above)

ISBN: 9781310573545
Description: Eurasians at the Grassroots – Vol.1 is a collection of short stories regarding Eurasians and the memories of Eurasians. Its purpose is to collect and publish stories as a collective work about Eurasians, by Eurasians and for Eurasians. There are stories about Eurasians contributed from Malaysia, Singapore, as well as from Australia, The Netherlands and USA.
Word Count: 15,150 (approx.)

By Nutmeg Publishing
Co. No. SA0057587-D

**In Support of the Malaysian Dutch Descendents Project (MDDP) ‘The Eurasians at the Grassroots Projects’ under the leadership of Dennis De Witt.**


Vereniging Nederland-Maleisië (VNM-Nieuwsbrief, Mei 2013)

14 May

The newsletter to contain numerous articles written in Dutch and English. Do check all articles by different contributors before checking on my contribution.

I contributed the book review article for VNM-Nieuwsbrief May 2013 which entitled The Eurasians, A Founding Community of Penang (book review)
By Eustace Anthony Nonis. Phoenix Printers Sdn. Bhd, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 2012. ISBN 978-967-11007-0-7.
Photographs. Pp. 134.

Do refer page 6 & 7 of the VNM-Nieuwsbrief

Click VNMNieuwsbrief_2013-1 to access the newsletter. Enjoy!

For information please contact or checkout the website below:

Editor: Bert Lever

Vereniging Nederland-Maleisië / Netherlands-Malaysia Association

Adres: postbus 95581, 2509 CN Den Haag (NL)
Tel: +31(0)70-3839550, mob: +31(0)6-23344851
E-mail: vnm@smhi.nl

Website: http://www.nederland-maleisie.nl

*Also Refer to the Vol. 2/2013. VNM-Nieuwsbrief November 2013

Interview on Malaysian Eurasians with Dennis de Witt on BFM 89.9.

4 Feb
Interview on Malaysian Eurasians with Dennis de Witt on BFM 89.9.
Aired on BFM 89.9 during the Evening Edition from 6.30 to 7.30 pm on the  23/1/2013.

For the interview please refer the link below to Malaysia’s BFM 89.9 (The Business Station):

Tracing Eurasian Roots in Malaysia on BFM

For information please refer to the official website of Mr. Dennis de Witt organization:

Malaysian Dutch Descendents Project Official Website





18 Sep

Madam Elenor Annie Keun is the daughter of Maurice Maximilian Keun (Afrikaner parentage). She is an Afrikaner-Mixed ancestry who represents her community in Georgetown, Penang in the Little Penang Street Market at Upper Penang Road across the Eastern & Oriental Hotel known as the Garage since 2006. She specializes in European and Asiatic Food, Pastries, and Beverages which she learn since the age of 9 from Elfrida Joseph-Massang (her grandmother of German-Sumatran ancestry) and Beatrice Theresa D’Almeida (her mother of Scottish-French ancestry).

Elenor has participated in the UNESCO World Heritage City for Georgetown Penang since 2007 at the month-long celebrations. She has taken part in the Straits Quay Flea Market and the newly inaugurated Eurasian Fiesta on July 1st 2012. The Eurasian Fiesta was the first of its kind to bring everyone with European and Mixed ancestry; along with folks who lived with, worked, or studied along side with the Eurasians to part take and keep the culture, heritage, and history alive for all to share, enjoy, and appreciate.

The food, pastries, and beverages which Elenor provide during her sales are Devil Curry, Nasi Lemak, Lemongrass Rice, Tomato Rice, Corn Beef Stew, Chicken Curry, Roast Beef, Grilled Lamb, Baked Salmon, Chicken Pie, Shepard’s Pie, Beef Puff, Sugee Cake, Cheese Cake, Pineapple Puff, Chicken Curry Puff, Lemonade, Pineapple Juice, and many more.

The Devil Curry known as Devilled Curry to others is a recipe derived from the Austro-Hungarian recipe name as Goulash. The Goulash is known to be hot and spicy stew which overtime in Asia turn into a devilish curry filled with chilies, peppers, and spices that burns one’s senses to dust!  The numerous recipes are a fusion of East and West which brings the best of both worlds for all to enjoy. The curries are a blend of Indian, Indochina, and the Indonesian archipelago traditional recipes with a strong central and southern (Balkans) European foundation. The stir fried food is a blend of Chinese and Japanese recipes with the variety of vegetables from around the globe.

 Elenor overtime has used her traditional base and fuse with other recipes to create new recipes or update or a new take on old ones. Her ideas come from her time and experience in traveling to different places around the globe brings new ideas and demonstrate that food can be improved and fuse for the betterment of one’s health and inspires new concepts via creative instinct. Plus these demonstrate to Elenor’s Afrikaner roots in adaptability, survivability, and eagerness to learn new ideas.

After all, Elenor believe that food is an essential part of life and taking great care in its preparation will bring great happiness, health, and wealth for a lifetime and especially to those around you. Elenor states ‘Recipes do not die or fade over time, it just evolve to its environment, culture, and ingredients availability which we should apply to everyday life by learning to be open in accepting new challenges in life in order to survive and prosper in our ever-changing world.’

 Elenor’s positive outlook brings a positive attitude and an excellent outcome in any undertaking she as a Food & Beverage Entrepreneur whether it is in the kitchen or in the real business world.

 If anyone is in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia do check and drop by Madam Elenor Annie Keun food stall and many others Small and Medium Business Entrepreneurs at Little Penang Street Market which is held every last Sunday of the month.

 Enjoy the wonderful offerings, food delicacies, and hospitality in what Penang can offer you.


Elenor Annie Keun_EF Certificate

Elenor Annie Keun Eurasian Fiesta 2012 Appreciation Certificate

Congratulations (even the name was misspelled) on receiving the Eurasian Fiesta 2012 Certificate of Appreciation for the involvement and support in UNESCO World Heritage City Georgetown Festival Celebration in Penang, MALAYSIA.


Home’z Eurasian & Western Cuisines

Eurasian Fiesta 2012: https://simonsundarajkeun.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/eurasian-fiesta-2012/

Penang Eurasians Feast: https://simonsundarajkeun.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/penang-eurasian-feast/


Sunday July 27, 2008, EURASIAN DELIGHTS, PENANG STAR NEWSPAPER, BY HELEN ONG http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2008/7/27/sundaymetro/1640019

Sunday May 3, 2009, BOOMING BUSINESS, PENANG STAR NEWSPAPER, By HELEN ONG http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/5/3/sundaymetro/3781241&sec=SundayMetro


Lina Jam Puffs, a popular home-made Penang Eurasian recipe, http://www.my-island-penang.com/Lina-Jam-Puffs.html

Lina Jam Puff Photos, Penang Jam Tarts and Puff with wetter ,http://www.my-island-penang.com/Lina-Jam-Puff-Photos.html

Penang Eurasian Feast

13 Sep

Penang Eurasian Feast

The Penang Eurasian Feast was an event whereby European descendents residing in the Penang Island gathered to celebrate and promote their culture, heritage, and legacy during the UNESCO World Heritage City Georgetown month-long celebration.

Simon Sundaraj Keun_EF Certificate

Simon Sundaraj Keun Eurasian Fiesta 2012 Appreciation Certificate

I am glad to be apart of this fiesta and giving back to my fellow Penangites in the rediscovery of the rich heritage, culture, and history. I am honored and humbled to received a token of the Penang Eurasian Fiesta Appreciation Certificate (even with the misspelling or misplacing of my name) for my contribution and participation in the Eurasian Fiesta 2012.

Related Articles

Home’z Eurasian & Western Cuisines

Eurasian Fiesta 2012: https://simonsundarajkeun.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/eurasian-fiesta-2012/

Madam Elenor Annie Keun: Keeping Penang’s Afrikaner Heritage Alive! : https://simonsundarajkeun.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/madam-elenor-annie-keun-keeping-penangs-afrikaner-heritage-alive/

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