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Respected Citizens: the History of Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia
Respected Citizens: the History of Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia

Respected Citizens: 
the History of Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia

 

The E & O Hotel, Penang

 

The Armenian Apostolic Church of St Gregory the Illuminator (Singapore).

The Armenian Apostolic Church of St Gregory the Illuminator (Singapore).

 


Raffles Hotel, Singapore

 
Respected Citizens: 
the History of Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia

 

www.amassia.com.au

 

 

Author: Nadia H Wright

Paperback
Pages 350; 24 pp. black/white plates; maps, tables; 
bibliography pp. 316-330; index
Price $A40 (+ GST + postage)


Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Author’s note
Visuals
Family trees
Maps
Plates
Tables

Part One  Background
Armenian History
Armenian Traders
Armenians and the East

Part Two Armenians in Malaysia
Historical background
Chapter 1 Malacca

Chapter 2 Penang
1796-1819
The 1820s
1830-1879
1880-1900
1901-1941
1942-1966
The Armenian community
Chapter 3 The Armenian Apostolic Church of 
St Gregory the Illuminator (Penang)

Chapter  4 The  Malay states

Chapter  5 The Eastern and Oriental Hotel

Chapter   6 Other Armenian Enterprises in Malaysia
A. A. Anthony and Company 1840-
The Georgetown Dispensary 1880s-1920
The Oriental Tiffin and Billiard Rooms
The Sea View Hotel
The Crag Hotel
A. S. Anthony 1898- 1920
Anthony & Anderson 1906-1914
The Grand Hotel ( Ipoh)
Ipekdjian Brothers 1930s-1966

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Part Three Armenians in Singapore
Chapter  7 Historical Overview
1820-1839
The 1840s
1850-1869
1870-1889
1890-1919
1920-1942
The fall of Singapore
1945-2002

Chapter  8 The Armenian community in Singapore
Migration patterns
Sense of community
Marriage and kinship
The wider network
Education
Homes and addresses
Deaths and burials
Armenian properties
Loyal British subjects
Social life
Civic life
Occupations
Armenians and the law
Armenians in the press
Impact of the Armenian massacres
Armenians and Jews
Armenians in print
Armenian street names
Factors leading to the decline of the community

Chapter 9 The Armenian Apostolic Church of 
St Gregory the Illuminator
(Singapore)

The beginnings
The Church building
Priests and services
Church management
The parsonage
The Garden of Memories
Conclusion

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Chapter 10 Armenian trading firms in Singapore
Introduction

Aristarkies Sarkies 1820-1841
Mackertich M. Moses 1820s –1845
Apcar & Stephens c 1826 – 1845
G. & I. Zechariah 1828-1843
Martyrose J. Carapiet 1838 -1880s
Sarkies & Moses 1840 – 1913
Stephens & Joaquim 1848 – 1872
Andreas & Company 1866 – 1895
Edgar & Company 1871-1899
Galstaun & Company 1878 – 1894
Carapiet & Company 1882 – 1914
M. S. Martin & Company 1890 - 1922
W. M. Martin 1922 – 1941
Stephens Paul 1896 – 1941
Edgar Brothers 1912 – 1968
Arathoon Sons 1941 - late 1970s
A. C. Galstaun & Company 1957 -1983

Chapter 11 Other Armenian Enterprises in Singapore
Johannes M. Moses 1840-1874
Moses & Company 1874 – c. 1903
Chater L. J. 1882 – 1908
Sarkies, Johannes & Company 1901 – 1908
Anthony & Company 1925 – 1929
G. H. Sweet Shop 1926 – 1931
Ipekdjian Brothers 1927 – 1960s

Chapter  12 Raffles Hotel
Tigran’s Raffles
Raffles under Aviet
Martyrose’s reign
The collapse
Raffles staff
Reasons for success
Raffles Tiffin & Billiard Rooms

Chapter  13 Other Armenian-run Hotels
Early Hoteliers
The Adelphi Hotel
Hotel de l’Europe
The Sea View Hotel
Miscellaneous Hotels

Chapter  14 Photographic Studios
Moses Moses
George Michael

Chapter 15 The Legal Profession
The Joaquim legal firms
Mackertich C. Johannes

Chapter  16  The  Vanda Miss Joaquim Orchid
Introduction
The orchid
Consequences
National flower
The controversy

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Part Four The Major Armenian Families in Singapore and Malaysia
Introduction
Chapter  17 Anthony
Chapter  18  Apcar
Chapter  19 Arathoon / Arratoon
Chapter  20 Dr Thaddeus Avetoom
Chapter  21 Aviet
Chapter  22 Carapiet
Chapter  23 Chater/ Chaytor
Chapter  24 Jacob Constantine
Chapter  25 Edgar
Chapter  26 Gabriel
Chapter  27 Galastaun / Galstaun / Galistan / Galestin
Chapter  28 Gregory
Chapter  29 Hacobian
Chapter  30 Joaquim / Joakim
Chapter  31 Johannes
Chapter  32 Mackertoom
Chapter  33 Manook
Chapter  34 Martin
Chapter  35 Moses
Chapter  36 Paul
Chapter  37 Sarkies
Chapter  38 Seth
Chapter  39 Stephens
Chapter  40 Zechariah
Chapter  41 Other Armenians

George Andreas
Carapiet Arackell
Gregory and Mary Arakiel
Mesrope (Johnny) Catchatoor
The Creet brothers
Arathoon and Mariam Demetrius
Gasper
Elizabeth George
Gregory Lucas
M. C. Mansoor
George and Kate Michael
Minas
Nahapiet
Johannes Narcis
Nicolaas
Owen
Carapiet Phannous
Joseph and Annir Shamier
Simon
John Zeytoon

Epilogue
References
Appendices
I Resident Priests sent to Penang and Singapore
II  Tombstones in the Garden of Memories
III Armenian Prisoners of War and Internees
Bibliography
Index

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