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Author Session: Sarafian Salleh

Author Session: Sarafian Salleh

About the Session

Tuah Bugis: Chronicles of the Seafaring People of Singapore traces the history of one of Singapore's smaller ethic groups, the seafaring Bugs. Set sail on a journey as the author traces their maritime heritage, trading prowess, and enduring cultural legacy from their ancestral roots in Sulawesi to present-day cosmopolitan Singapore.

Through their strategic mastery of maritime routes, the Bugis played an instrumental role in shaping Singapore's early growth and prosperity. Regardless whether you are an avid history enthusiast, a cultural explorer, or simply intrigued by tales of adventure and heritage, this book offers a captivating journey that will transport you through time to the world of the Bugis people with all of its cultural splendour, and the enduring legacy that continues to shape Singapore's narrative.

About the Author

Sarafian Salleh is a researcher of local history and has, since 1985, spent most of his spare time studying and researching the history of the Malay world. His passion intensified when he began constructing his family tree, most of whom are of Bugis descent. He has conducted regular heritage walks since 2013 and gives public lectures on the traditions of the Bugis and their legacies. He is a licensed tour guide and actively guides tours for schools, local and foreign universities, foreign delegates, societies and government organizations on our local history and heritage.

Sarafian Salleh majored in Mechanical Engineering from Queensland University of Technology and has managed his consulting firm, Diagnoveritas Pte Ltd, for 22 years. He is presently the President of the Bugis Malay Society Singapore, a life member of the Genealogy Society Singapore and a Member of the Institute of Engineers Singapore.

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Date: 29 October 2023, Sunday
Time: 11.00am Singapore
Venue: Reading Loft (Level 2, stairs onlyWardah Books, 58 Bussorah Street S(199474)

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