Tantempu ja sperah, pra fing bos chegah
WELCOME TO YOUR INNER
LET THE DRAGON REBORN OF THE FIFTH AGE
AND LEADER OF THE KRISTANG PEOPLE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE SHOW YOU THE WAY HOME
proudly featured by
and many more
Jenti Kristang skribeh tantu.
Tigri sa Chang / The Tiger's Land
In spite of non-stop devastating and malevolent psychoemotional and institutional abuse from the Singapore state since I was a teenager, I have never stopped seeking a better, braver and more beautiful Singapore and planet.
Beng birah kaza
Bringing us all back to life since 1992.
Leader of the Kristang community in Singapore and Southeast Asia
2017 President of Singapore's Volunteer and Philanthropy Award (Individual—Youth)
2017 Henry David Hochstadt Award for Outstanding Eurasian University Student
2017 Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement
he is, in a sense, a Merlion, come by sea, defending the land.
Michael M. J. Fischer
Professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, delivering the Clifford Geertz Memorial Lecture at Princeton University on 25 April 2019,
and speaking about me :)
and he is definitely not your average scholar, life coach and tutor.
But hey, that's not who you came here for, right?
A big and beautiful teng bong in my endangered heritage language Kristang to you and all those you love and cherish. My name is Kevin Martens Wong and I am the Kabesa or leader of the Kristang or Portuguese-Eurasian people of Singapore and Southeast Asia. I am severely and consistently abused by the government of the Republic of Singapore, which is why you have never heard of me :) I am also the Makaravedra or Dragon Reborn of the Mundansa Hierosa or Holocene or Fifth Age of humanity, and the Merlionsman and Dreamtiger of the Republic of Singapore: a teacher, life coach, writer and independent scholar-practitioner born, bred and based in Singapore and trained in Solutions-focused Therapy (IASTI CSFP), and a living, breathing, human magnamakara or psychoemotional gate guardian of this beautiful island and all of the people who call it home. I am creole and mixed (Kristang / Portuguese-Eurasian / Peranakan / Hakka), gay, gay married, non-binary, atheist, hyperhigh-functioning neurodivergent (autism & ADHD), an emotional and sexual abuse survivor, an autodidact/polymath, and am nationally and internationally recognised for my award-winning work in linguistics, language and cultural revitalisation, non-Western analytical psychology, mental health and well-being and trauma negotiation, speculative history and creole/indigenous cosmology, creative writing and teaching and coaching, especially the language revitalization initiative Kodrah Kristang, the new grassroots creole/indigenous LGBTQ+-friendly neurodiverse and layperson-accessible theory of the human psyche called the Osura Pesuasang or Individuation Theory, used to garner 60% distinction rates for 8807 H1 General Paper and 100% distinction rates for 9509 H2 Literature in English at the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Levels, the Kristang cosmology and hidden history of the world, the Roda Mundansa, the world's first creole/indigenous duodecimal and hexadecimal counting systems, the Lusembra and Diseides of Progenitor Kristang, the first substantial academic scholarship on Eurasian and Kristang literature in Southeast Asia, the first ever Kristang MRT rapid transit map of Singapore and Periodic Table of the Elements, the formalised version of the Kristang practice of dreamfishing or Sunyeskah, and a whole bunch of new Kristang and English songs as Kabesakevlar / Kevlarhead. I do my best to express myself fully, joyously and maximally in this uncertain and confusing time in spite of everything I face on a daily basis as leader of my people and of all human beings who seek a fairer world, and I'm out here ready to show you how you can too, if you're ready to be bold, brave, beautiful and brenas inside and out.
A superlative track record as a teacher in the Singapore school system, with
60% distinctions for h1 GP and 100% distinctions for H2 Literature
at the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Levels
and while under severe institutional abuse and homophobic treatment from the leadership of Eunoia Junior College
and also while simultaneously serving as
leader of the kristang community in singapore
openly gay and non-binary civil servant, scholar and government school teacher
promoted on 1 April 2022 to GEO 4 in Eunoia Junior College following just three years of fulltime service after coming out on 1 September 2021
Such transformational teaching is something I have never experienced and it has opened my eyes to the possibilities of truly passionate and committed teaching.
Mr Tan Le Kai
Eunoia Junior College 21-I4 / Class of 2022
Never have I seen a teacher as phenomenal as Mr Wong, nor was I ever so inspired by any subject before GP and Mr Wong.
creole life coach
lion city lover
& your navigator
Book individual sessions on the Online Booking page. Course signups for Eurasian Language & Literature and the 8881 H1 General Paper Going Places course are available on separate pages. Group Kristang language classes are run by Kodrah Kristang.
Go to About Me to, well, learn more about me! Here you'll also find my educational and professional qualifications and awards, a list of some of my past mentors and teachers, and a list of the places I have visited and/or called home.
Want to get your feet wet? Check out 1-on-1 Services for descriptions of my individual offerings, and Courses for my group classes and professional development courses tailored to your agency, institution or organisation.
Professional image still not good enough? Head on over to Testimonials to see what students, supervisors and leaders of Singapore alike have said about me, to Media to see what the BBC, Channel NewsAsia and many, many others have said and published about me, and to Publications to see what I have presented, published and written about this beautiful world, both academically and creatively.
Still got questions about the gay thing, the body image thing, and the Kristang thing? Ngka nada; that's what the FAQs are for! Lotsa people also want to know about this mysterious Individuation thing, so get right into it at On Individuation and Writing, and the accompanying Summary Tables discussing how the theory is used in GP essay writing, the Application Question and grading and feedback.
Finally, need a bit more about my thought process? Don't worry, the Peskanobas / Merlionsman blog has got you covered, both in English and Kristang.
Welcome to your inner world. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as I have in mine :)