About Anne C. Tan

Anne C. Tan is a retired academic with teaching experience across university, primary and secondary levels. She currently resides in Melbourne, Australia. Researching aspects of her late husband’s history in Penang, Malaysia, she found that his father was a comprador with the Danish East Asiatic Company from 1930 -1953, which operated at No 3 Weld Quay, Georgetown. Anne C. Tan has always been fascinated with the connection and history which tied Europe to this Peranakan family in Malaysia but what triggered this and the previous article in ScandAsia was her discovery of a photo album, currently in the possession of a library in France, showing EAC personnel on an expedition with an affiliated company, EAF (l’Est Asiatique Francais) between 1903 and 1909