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Found the library it has little historical tidbits in the stairwell

This talks about the start of our public housing program
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
I used to be such a nerd that I would read books about various subjects like different cultures, history etc. I worked with a student from Indian one time and he was talking about his country and I mentioned the Parsees and some other things and he said I was the first American he had heard that knew about them. He had been a student here for about 5 years.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@Longpatrol Had a lot of good talks with that student.
Longpatrol · 31-35, M
@cherokeepatti I looked up Parsees and found out Freddy Mercury was part of that community thre's also this little tidbit
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Singapore was a Crown Colony founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819 and was used as a criminal settlement for the Indian convicts. The first Parsi in Singapore unfortunately was a convict by the name of Muncherjee. When he fell seriously ill in 1829, an Armenian, Aristarcus Sarkies, persuaded the Parsis in China to buy a burial place for Zoroastrians/Parsis in Singapore. A plot of land was bought in what is today the most prestigious banking area of Shenton Way from funds raised by Hong Kong Parsi traders. In 1848, more land was bought adjacent to it in order to build a bungalow as a Parsi Lodge for Parsi traders from China to rest and hold Zoroastrian religious ceremonies. In fact, Mr. Cawasji Shapoorji was the first Parsi to reside in the region in Penang in Malaysia, much before the convict Muncherjee in Singapore. His name is on the records of Lodge Napier No. 441 in 1832. There was also a Parsi burial ground, but no records are available…[/quote]
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@Longpatrol If I ever traveled to India I’d like to go to some Parsi restaurants.
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
I love tidbits, you never know when those tidbit information comes in handy.
Longpatrol · 31-35, M
@Thevy29 who knows, might be a jeopardy question.

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