|Mr Lim Kim Seng wearing his M.B.E.|
photo courtesy of
Mdm Lim Soo Eng [his daughter]
and James [his grandson]
Lim Kim Seng sat in Licensing Board of Justices, which was a Board by the British Colonial government that granted and renew licenses for bars. He was also in the board for the Secretary of Chinese Affairs. Lim Kim Seng together with Mr Ching Kee Sun and Mr Chua Poh Chua were appointed in 1930 on the Committee of Po Leung Kuk (a Society for the Protection of Woman and Children ).
Ngee Ann Primary School has its roots in 1940 and was founded by Ngee Ann Kongsi's Board of Directors, Mr Lee Wee Nam, Mr Yeo Chan Boon and Mr Lim Kim Seng who set up a girls' school in a bungalow owned by a Kongsi member at River Valley Road. It's genesis was the Ngee Ann Girls' School. In 1967, it started accepting male pupils and eventually became its current namesake.
Lim Kim Seng was in the board of directors in Overseas Assurance Corporation.
|Ngee Ann School c.1971|
(source: a2O )
|The Singapore Free Press- 1926|
|Lim Kim Seng's M.B.E in 1954)|
(source: London Gazette)
Mr Lim Kim Seng, M.B.E , J.P., passed away at the age of 83 on 20th August 1967 at 45 Cuppage Road leaving behind his 2 wives (Teo Nghee Cheng and Sng Chew Lan) , 4 sons (Lim Eng Tong, Lim Eng Kee, Lim Eng Hock, Lim Eng Kiong), 1 adopted son and 4 daughters.
His mother (Madam Sng Sye Chan) died on 29th May 1925. His first wife (Madam Teo Nghee Cheng) died on 17th March 1971 while his 2nd wife (Madam Sng Chew Lan) died on 9th May 1971.
Madam Teo Ngee Cheng died on March 17, 1931 at the age of 85, leaving behind a sister, 4 sons (Lim Eng Tong, Lim Eng Kee, Lim Eng Hock, Lim Eng Kiong), 1 adopted son (Harold Teo Thuang Quee), 4 daughters (Lim Guek Eng, Lim Luang Eng, Lim Kwee Eng and Lim Soo Eng).
|Lim Kim Seng (top) Sng Chew Lan (wife no 2 -bottom)|
|Top Picture (left -1st wife Teo Nghee Cheng and right - Lim Kim Seng)|
Bottom Picture - Mother- Sng Sye Chen
Corrections done: [21 Feb 2012]
A grandson of Mr Lim Kim Seng (James) highlighted to me i got the sequence of the first wife /2nd wife wrong. Teo Nghee Cheng is in fact the first wife, while Sng Chew Lan is the 2nd wife. (and of my spelling error to her name- Sng Chew Lan and not Liang).
James has also help confirmed that Lim Kim Seng did indeed worked in Overseas Chinese Assurance.
[This article has been updated on the 21st February with image and corrections made possible with help of Mr Lim Kim Seng's grandson, James]
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Mr Lim Kim Seng. (1940, October 8).The Singapore Free Press.
Visitors to Homes. (1952, January 9). The Singapore Free Press.
Untitled. ( 1930, March 10). The Singapore Free Press and Merchantile Advertiser
Colony to have 77 new bars. ( 1951, December 19). The Singapore Free Press
Deaths. (1967, August 21). The Straits Times, page 16
Deaths.(1971, March 18). The Straits Times, page 26
Ngee Ann Primary School [website].
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Supplement to London Gazette, January 1, 1951 [website].