20 – 21 May 2017 Asian Civilisations Museum

Celebrating Kristang

Mastru (Mast) / Language Consultant

Bernard Mesenas is a Kristang language consultant for a Field Methods in Linguistics module at the National University of Singapore and one of the last native Kristang speakers in Singapore. Bernard taught English in St Gabriel’s Primary School for more than 35 years and brings a wealth of experience teaching language to Kodrah Kristang classes. Bernard enjoys speaking Kristang because it is the language his grandmother spoke to him as a child, and he loves his grandmother very much.