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Cabbies and office workers: Meet Singapore's ordinary royals
In the modern republic of Singapore, several seemingly ordinary people working in offices or driving taxis can claim to be of royal blood, descendants of a 19th-century monarch who ceded control of the Southeast Asian island to the British.
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Shawal looks on as he speaks about his ancestors in Kampong Glam, Singapore, October 2, 2020....
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Tengku Shawal looks on as he speaks about his ancestors in Singapore
Tengku Shawal looks on as he speaks about his ancestors in Kampong Glam, Singapore, October 2, 2020. Picture taken October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
A view of the Malay Heritage Centre museum in Singapore October 2, 2020. Picture taken October 2, 2020....
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View of the Malay Heritage Centre museum in Singapore
A view of the Malay Heritage Centre museum in Singapore October 2, 2020. Picture taken October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, says a prayer next to the tombstone of his great-great- grandfather,...
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Tengku Shawal says a prayer next to the tombstone of his great-great-grandfather at the ancestral mausoleum...
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, says a prayer next to the tombstone of his great-great- grandfather, Tengku Alam, at the ancestral mausoleum in Sultan Mosque, Singapore, October 2, 2020. Picture taken October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Indra, who says he is a royal descendant, sits in front of a green backdrop as he attends a Zoom...
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Tengku Indra sits in front of a green backdrop as he attends a Zoom meeting at his home in Singapore
Tengku Indra, who says he is a royal descendant, sits in front of a green backdrop as he attends a Zoom meeting as a C-suite coach at his home in Singapore September 22, 2020. Picture taken September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Azan and his father Tengku Indra pose for photos in their home in Singapore September 22, 2020....
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Tengku Azan and his father Tengku Indra pose for photos in their home in Singapore
Tengku Azan and his father Tengku Indra pose for photos in their home in Singapore September 22, 2020. Picture taken September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Faizal, who says he is a royal descendant, waits for taxi bookings in Singapore October 16, 2020....
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Tengku Faizal waits for taxi bookings in Singapore
Tengku Faizal, who says he is a royal descendant, waits for taxi bookings in Singapore October 16, 2020. Picture taken October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Faizal's wife, Rahayu, works at McDonald's as she helps to provide for the family after Faizal's...
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Tengku Faizal's wife works at McDonald's in Singapore
Tengku Faizal's wife, Rahayu, works at McDonald's as she helps to provide for the family after Faizal's earnings took a hit due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore August 31, 2020. Picture taken August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, talks as his daughter Tengku Puteri (L) and his sister Tengku Intan...
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Tengku Shawal talks as his daughter and sister reminisce over old family photos in Singapore
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, talks as his daughter Tengku Puteri (L) and his sister Tengku Intan (C) reminisce over old family photos at Intan's home in Singapore August 21, 2020. Picture taken August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
The official seal of Sultan Hussein Shah dating from 1809 is enclosed in a display box at Tengku Indra's...
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The official seal of Sultan Hussein Shah is enclosed in a display box in Singapore
The official seal of Sultan Hussein Shah dating from 1809 is enclosed in a display box at Tengku Indra's home in Singapore September 22, 2020. Picture taken September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Puteri, a royal descendant, speaks with her colleagues at her office in Singapore October 13,...
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Tengku Puteri speaks with her colleagues at her office in Singapore
Tengku Puteri, a royal descendant, speaks with her colleagues at her office in Singapore October 13, 2020. Picture taken October 13, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Faizal, who says he is a royal descendant, picks up passengers in his private hire taxi in Singapore...
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Tengku Faizal picks up passengers in his private hire taxi in Singapore
Tengku Faizal, who says he is a royal descendant, picks up passengers in his private hire taxi in Singapore October 16, 2020. Picture taken October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
A view of a public housing estate where Tengku Faizal resides (foreground), on the outskirts of Kampong...
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A view of the public housing estate where Tengku Faizal resides in Singapore
A view of a public housing estate where Tengku Faizal resides (foreground), on the outskirts of Kampong Glam in Singapore October 2, 2020. Picture taken October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Faizal, who says he is a royal descendant, puts a mask on his daughter Tengku Sahfira before leaving...
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Tengku Faizal puts a mask on his daughter before leaving for the childcare centre at his rental public...
Tengku Faizal, who says he is a royal descendant, puts a mask on his daughter Tengku Sahfira before leaving for the childcare centre at his rental public housing flat in Singapore August 31, 2020. Picture taken August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, writes notes against a list of names of royal descendants given to...
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Tengku Shawal writes notes against a list of names of royal descendants given to him in Singapore
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, writes notes against a list of names of royal descendants given to him, in Singapore August 7, 2020. Picture taken August 7, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, poses for photos with his mother (R-L) Tengku Fatimah, wife Sa'adah...
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Tengku Shawal poses for photos with his family in Singapore
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, poses for photos with his mother (R-L) Tengku Fatimah, wife Sa'adah Binti Othman, sister Tengku Intan, daughter Tengku Puteri and her husband Mohamad Fairoze at Intan's home in Singapore August 21, 2020. Picture taken August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
A view of Kampong Glam, the Muslim quarter, in Singapore October 2, 2020. Picture taken October 2, 2020....
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A view of Kampong Glam in Singapore
A view of Kampong Glam, the Muslim quarter, in Singapore October 2, 2020. Picture taken October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Azan and his mother, Jamilah Omar, look through old family photos of their time living in Kampong...
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Tengku Azan and his mother look through old family photos in Singapore
Tengku Azan and his mother, Jamilah Omar, look through old family photos of their time living in Kampong Glam, at their home in Singapore September 22, 2020. Picture taken September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Faizal, who says he is a royal descendant, brings his daughter Tengku Sahfira to the childcare...
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Tengku Faizal brings his daughter to the childcare centre at his rental public housing flat in Singapore...
Tengku Faizal, who says he is a royal descendant, brings his daughter Tengku Sahfira to the childcare centre at his rental public housing flat in Singapore August 31, 2020. Picture taken August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Faizal's wife, Rahayu, leaves the house for her shift at McDonald's as she helps to provide for...
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Tengku Faizal's wife leaves the house for her shift at McDonald's in Singapore
Tengku Faizal's wife, Rahayu, leaves the house for her shift at McDonald's as she helps to provide for the family after Faizal's earnings took a hit due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Singapore August 31, 2020. Picture taken August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
A McDonald's cap is hung on the wall in Tengku Faizal's rental public housing flat in Singapore August...
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A McDonald's cap is hung on the wall in Tengku Faizal's rental public housing flat in Singapore
A McDonald's cap is hung on the wall in Tengku Faizal's rental public housing flat in Singapore August 31, 2020. Picture taken August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Faizal, who says he is a royal descendant, prepares to take his daughter to a childcare centre...
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Tengku Faizal prepares to take his daughter to a childcare centre at his rental public housing flat in...
Tengku Faizal, who says he is a royal descendant, prepares to take his daughter to a childcare centre at his rental public housing flat in Singapore August 31, 2020. Picture taken August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Puteri, a royal descendant, and her husband Mohamad Fairoze leave their house to send their children...
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Tengku Puteri and her husband leave their house to send their children to school in Singapore
Tengku Puteri, a royal descendant, and her husband Mohamad Fairoze leave their house to send their children Ashley and Andriy to school, in Singapore October 13, 2020. Picture taken October 13, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, shows a replica of a royal crest that he had made for himself to wear,...
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Tengku Shawal shows a replica of a royal crest that he had made for himself to wear in Singapore
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, shows a replica of a royal crest that he had made for himself to wear, in Singapore August 21, 2020. Picture taken August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, poses with his family by the window of their public housing apartment...
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Tengku Shawal poses with his family by the window of their public housing apartment in Singapore
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, poses with his family by the window of their public housing apartment in Singapore August 21, 2020. Picture taken August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Street art adorn old conserved shophouses next to the Sultan Mosque in Kampong Glam, Singapore, October...
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Street art adorn old conserved shophouses next to the Sultan Mosque in Singapore
Street art adorn old conserved shophouses next to the Sultan Mosque in Kampong Glam, Singapore, October 2, 2020. Picture taken October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Shawal, a seventh-generation royal descendant of Sultan Hussein, visits an ancestral burial ground...
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Tengku Shawal visits an ancestral burial ground in Singapore
Tengku Shawal, a seventh-generation royal descendant of Sultan Hussein, visits an ancestral burial ground outside Kampong Glam in Singapore October 2, 2020. Picture taken October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, gives a tour of his former home the Istana Kampung Glam, which is...
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Tengku Shawal gives a tour of his former home the Istana Kampung Glam in Singapore
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, gives a tour of his former home the Istana Kampung Glam, which is now the Malay Heritage Centre museum, in Singapore August 7, 2020. Picture taken August 7, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
A view of the city skyline overlooking Kampong Glam, the Muslim quarter, in Singapore October 2, 2020....
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A view of the city skyline overlooking Kampong Glam in Singapore
A view of the city skyline overlooking Kampong Glam, the Muslim quarter, in Singapore October 2, 2020. Picture taken October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, adjusts his kain samping over his Baju Kurung traditional costume...
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Tengku Shawal adjusts his kain samping over his Baju Kurung at the Malay Heritage Center museum in Kampong...
Tengku Shawal, a royal descendant, adjusts his kain samping over his Baju Kurung traditional costume at the Malay Heritage Center museum, which was formerly his home, in Kampong Glam, Singapore August 7, 2020. Picture taken August 7, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su REFILE - CORRECTING TYPO
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Indra speaks about his experiences living in Kampong Glam, at his home in Singapore September...
Singapore, Singapore
Tengku Indra speaks about his experiences living in Kampong Glam in Singapore
Tengku Indra speaks about his experiences living in Kampong Glam, at his home in Singapore September 22, 2020. Picture taken September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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October 27, 2020
Tengku Shawal, a seventh-generation royal descendant of Sultan Hussein, visits an ancestral burial ground...
Singapore, Singapore
Tengku Shawal visits an ancestral burial ground in Singapore
Tengku Shawal, a seventh-generation royal descendant of Sultan Hussein, visits an ancestral burial ground outside Kampong Glam in Singapore October 2, 2020. Picture taken October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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