Interracial relationships not unusual in S'pore, but they face unique challenges

Mr Devarajan D. Krishnan and his wife Lim Lee Samantha, with their four children (from left) Hailey, Zachary, Riley and Zoey. PHOTO: COURTESY OF DEVARAJAN D. KRISHNAN
Mr Mahendran Herusan, his wife Camille Tan-Mahendran, and their two children Kierann and Aarann. PHOTO: COURTESY OF MAHENDRAN HERUSAN
Mrs Jamie-lee Moro and her husband Joshua Moro, with their children Sofia and Leandro. PHOTO: JOSHUA MORO
Guillaume Bilal Jeanpierre, Nadiah M. Din, with their children Nahyan Bilal Jeanpierre and Inaaya Bilal Jeanpierre. PHOTO: GUILLAUME BILAL JEANPIERRE
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SINGAPORE - Singapore has seen a rash of racist incidents recently, the latest on Saturday (June 5), when an interracial couple was told off in public just for being together.

But interracial relationships here are hardly unusual, although they come with unique challenges.

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