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My Johor Stories II


书名: My Johor Stories II

作者: Peggy Loh


In this follow-up to My Johor Stories: True Tales, Real People, Rich Heritage, Peggy Loh shares more memories of growing up in post-independence Johor Baru along with exclusive stories about inspirational people in various Johor towns.

Discover more in My Johor Stories 2: Interesting Places and Inspirational People, which:

● Shows how her family is linked to Johor pioneer Wong Ah Fook.

● Honours personalities whose lives and achievements are an inspiration to others.

● Highlights certain heritage trades, most of which are sunset trades.

This friendly and informal guide to Johor promises more about Johor towns through the voices of its people. A common thread runs through these true stories of the struggles and triumphs of real people, some of whom arrived in Johor as immigrants or bond servants.

Find out how Johor Baru, an early Teochew town, earned its nickname, Little Swatow, and get to know people of Hainanese, Hakka, Hokkien, Foochow and Cantonese descent who share the same entrepreneurial spirit as the early Malay and Indian traders. See how they survived the harrowing experiences of World War II to emerge stronger and more successful.

Readers familiar with her blog of the same name, My Johor Stories (www.peggyloh.com), will enjoy this collection of stories, documented as a lasting legacy for many Johor families.

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