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My Life Journey

by Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre
22 May • 10:00am • Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre

Retiree Mr Ninar Pillai Ibrahim, who is his eighties, will be sharing his life journey and how he settled in Singapore from Thucklay in Tamil Nadu.

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My Life Journey
Date & Time:
Sun, 22 May | 10am to 12pm

Venue: Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre
Fee: Free with registration

Mr Ibrahim will share about his journey to Singapore from Tamil Nadu – how he survived his early days in Singapore and how he set up his business from scratch. He will explain the concept of self-help in the Indian Muslim community – how people from different regions in Tamil Nadu looked after their brethren. He has interesting anecdotes about the social life of immigrants. He will also reveal why he decided to raise his family in Singapore, the challenges he faced and his contributions to the community.

In addition to providing a glimpse into the lives of the Indian Muslim community from the Thucklay region of Tamil Nadu, he will also be talking about the Indian Rojak, a popular delicacy that, it is claimed, his brethren, fellow pioneers of Thucklay, had introduced to Singapore. Mr Ibrahim is fluent in both Tamil and Malayalam. He has even acted in dramas.

Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre

The Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre documents the history of Indian Muslims and their many contributions to Singapore.

The Centre currently occupies the site of the historic Former Nagore Dargah, a memorial shrine commemorating the Tamil Sufi preacher-saint Shahul Hamid, erected by Chulia pioneers from the Coromandel Coast in southern India.

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