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Sunday, July 24, 2005

A Tree Grows in Singapore

From ChannelNewsAsia.com:

Five-generation family wins Singapore's Largest Family Tree title

By Valarie Tan, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE : One Singaporean family put together the details of their extended family with over 200 members and walked away with the title of Singapore's Largest Family Tree.

The final turnout was just a quarter of the five-generation Tham family, but it was enough to win them the grand prize at the Singapore Family Tree Project, organised by the National Heritage Board.

The total number was 210 -- all born and raised in Singapore.

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210 doesn't seem like a lot. My father had 48 first-cousins when he was growing up, most of whom are still living. All of them married, and most had children and grandchildren. I don't know if they'd all fly to Singapore to win me a plasma TV, though. . .

You can learn more about the contest at Singapore Family Tree.

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