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Tan Ban Huat
Tan Ban Huat
Ban Huat was born into a true-blue Baba-Nyonya family and is proudly Peranakan. He studied in ACS and NJC, and has a BA Honours in History and a Master’s in Southeast Asian Studies from NUS. A trained teacher, he was privileged to spend the formative years of his career in his alma mater. He then served as Head of Department in Victoria School, and later assumed senior and lead specialist positions in the Ministry of Education. After 30 years of public service, he is now pursuing his personal interests.
Peranakan Penang: Same-same, but Different
Peranakan Penang: Same-same, but Different
There are similarities and differences between the Peranakan cultures of Singapore and Penang. We seek out authentic Penang Peranakan food and wind up at one-Michelin-starred Auntie Gaik Lean. Pick up some tips before your next trip north.
Prudence With The Pound
Prudence With The Pound
Travelling to the UK can be an expensive affair. But SilverStreak recommends some smart ways to try and keep your costs low and enjoyment levels high.
Hanoi’s Old-world Charms
Hanoi’s Old-world Charms
There’s a palpable sense of history in every move you make in Hanoi. Vietnam’s capital has some reminders of the nation’s birth as well as food and drinks unique to its history and culture.
Enjoy the Mountains of Sapa, Vietnam
A quiet part of Vietnam comes alive as tourists seek out the mountains and rural bliss of Sapa. A cool getaway spot, we provide some tips on making the most of your journey.

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