Inside a Baba Malay Mass

By Peranakan Museum / August 10, 2017


Father Damian de Wind of the Holy Family Church (completed 19 June 1932) in the Katong neighborhood in Singapore regularly conducts mass in Baba Malay on the eve of Chinese New Year. The practice was started by Father Alfred Chan, the first Singaporean parish priest of the church, more than 30 years ago, and the community endeavors to continue the tradition in honour of him.