Datin Seri Tiara Jacquelina’s grandfather, Datuk Eddie Eu Eng Hock was a Burmese Chinese

Tiara Jacquelina’s grandfather Datuk Eddie Eu Eng Hock, uncle and me

Tiara’s grandfather, with P Ramlee

Jacquelina was born Jacqueline Eu in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to a Burmese Chinese father and Indonesian Chinese mother.

Tiara Jacquelina’s grandfather and me

Tiara Jacquelina Abdullah (3 October 1967) is a Malaysian actress and film producer. She rose to fame in Puteri Gunung Ledang, the biggest budget movie in Malaysia to date, in which she played the lead role, and sang the theme song, “Asmaradana”. Part of the Eu family

Tiara, who is of Burmese-Indonesian-Chinese lineage, has been involved in the entertainment industry since the 1980s. She started out scouting talents for a modeling agency, before moving into television production.

I think of the story of my grandfather, Datuk Eddie Eu Eng Hock, who started out as a shipping clerk riding a humble bicycle to work. He was of Burmese descent and originally came to Malaya from China a few years before the war. My grandmother was Chinese.

After World War II, with my grandmother by his side, he went on to set up Eu-Lee Landing and Shipping, the country’s first official stevedoring company in Port Swettenham, which today is called Port Klang. My grandfather always told us that good luck or good fortune is what you make out of good opportunities and hard work.
I think of the story of my grandfather, Datuk Eddie Eu Eng Hock, who started out as a shipping clerk riding a humble bicycle to work. He was of Burmese descent and originally came to Malaya from China a few years before the war. My grandmother was Chinese.

After World War II, with my grandmother by his side, he went on to set up Eu-Lee Landing and Shipping, the country’s first official stevedoring company in Port Swettenham, which today is called Port Klang. My grandfather always told us that good luck or good fortune is what you make out of good opportunities and hard work.
Gosh, I think I can count myself as “been there, done almost everything”, in this respect. My dad’s side of the family is Burmese-Chinese and my mother is Chinese Indonesian. My parents, Eddie Eu and Nelly Tan, got married in 1966.

Her acting credits include Ringgit Kasorrga, for which she won the best actress award in the 12th Malaysian Film Festival in 1995, Perempuan Melayu Terakhir in 1999, and PGL in 2004.

Married to former cabinet minister Datuk Seri Mohd Effendi Norwawi, Tiara has two children, Hani Karmila and Mohd Eridani.

She recently spent some time in Australia learning painting under the tutelage of renowned artist Peter Barraclough, and also took up creative writing.
Source: Nut Graph

Tiara’s grandparents

I was born in Assunta Hospital, Petaling Jaya and my first home was in Jalan Kilat, Klang. I grew up mainly in Ampang Jaya, Selangor. I have two younger siblings, Carol and Nicholas. My alma mater is St Mary’s in Selayang.
I was born into a very staunch Buddhist family, the Eu family, where all the men in our family shaved their heads and became monks.

I converted to Christianity when I was 12, along with my brother and sister, and we convinced our mother to convert, too! I became a Muslim when I got married in 1993 (to former husband, the late Hani Mohsin). So I guess I’ve almost done the full circle where religious beliefs are concerned!

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Her husband is Dato’ Seri Mohd Effendi Norwawi, a very prominent businessman from Sarawak, who also formerly served as a senator and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department. She holds the Malaysian honorific title Datin Seri as her husband is a Dato’ Seri.

Source:Wikipedia

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5 Responses to “Datin Seri Tiara Jacquelina’s grandfather, Datuk Eddie Eu Eng Hock was a Burmese Chinese”

  1. Burmese Myanmar Everywhere in Malaya « Dr Ko Ko Gyi’s Blog Says:

    […] buy and use the Roll Royse car in Malaya. One of his son was a major in Royal Malaysia Air force. https://drkokogyi.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/datin-seri-tiara-jacquelinas-grandfather-datuk-eddie-eu-en… There are at least another 2 actress here with Burmese […]

  2. samsudin lamin Says:

    at merlin hotel, k.l, i used to be accordionist,she was a dancer, zapin, tari piring, badindin,inang, joget. malaysian prime minister that time the late tun hussein onn. After finish my contract, we’ve been seperated for 17th yrs.until one best night, she invited me to dine with KARYAWAN members, like my friend, the late rosiah chik, s.jibeng,etc, with 1k angpau,tiara,thank you for your kindness heart which is allah subhanahuwata’ala given your rezeki and you donate to old people like us

  3. Shana Says:

    Hi,

    My name is Shana and from Penang. I knew Datin Tiara Jacquelina during the recording session last time (many years back) and I would like to contact Datin Tiara (a very humble and nice lady whom i knew before) and add her as my friend in my facebook…

    I do hope be able to hear from Datin Tiara again and I also understand that she is a very busy lady…

    Best Regards
    Shana

  4. Tiara jacquelina | Shelbywayne Says:

    […] Datin Seri Tiara Jacquelina’s grandfather, Datuk Eddie Eu Eng Hock …Sep 1, 2010 … Tiara Jacquelina Abdullah (3 October 1967) is a Malaysian actress and film producer. She rose to fame in Puteri Gunung Ledang, the biggest … […]

  5. Robert Bentley Says:

    I have just purchased a 1966 Rolls Royce Convertible, which was supplied new to her Grand father Dato Eu Eng Hock in Kuala Lumpur.

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