Dr. Charles Joseph Pemberton Paglar was a well-known doctor of Eurasian origin. He converted a 2-storey bungalow at the corner of Joo Chiat Place and Telok Kurau Road into the Paglar Maternity and Nursing Home, one of the few private hospitals in Singapore during the 1930s. The private hospital with 30 beds later became the Saint Mark's Maternity Hospital (renamed East Shore Hospital in 1989, and Parkway East Hospital in 2010). He was a representative of the Eurasian community during the Japanese Occupation, being the President of the Eurasian Welfare Association. He later became a founder of the Adult Education Board in the early 1950s.
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Eric Paglar Collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore