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My full name is Maureen Foo Bong Soo, and while I am better known today as Maureen Pestana, I use the name Bong Soo in the art world because my paintings are inspired and founded on my peranakan heritage.

Peranakan Chinese are descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to the Malay archipelago and British Malaya (now called Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore) between the 15th and 17th centuries. Members of this community address themselves as "Baba Nonya". Nonya is the term for the women...

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