Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kiong Choon Guan (Bukit Brown)

Nestled in a quiet and peaceful corner of Block 5, Division D, plot no  244,  is the solitary tomb of Mr Kiong Choon Guan, a postal officer for the General Post Office. A Raffles Institution student, he was awarded the Ong Teck Lim scholarship in 1916.
Kiang Choon Guan 

He was also an avid tennis and badminton player in the Singapore Chinese Recreation club and a violinist. He was also an honoury auditor for the Goldenstar Friendly Society when it first formed in 1919 and committee member of the Post Office Club.

Mr Kiong Choon Guan's marriage with  his wife Madam Tan Chwee Neo was dissolved in an agreement dated December 10, 1929. Mr Kiong Choon Guan passed away on November 8, 1941 at the age of  41. He left behind a son, Kiong Kee Heng.

References
Raffles Institution. (1916, May 20). The Malayan Tribune, page 10
Untitled. (1919, August 27). The Straits Times, page 8
Children's Concert.(1922,October 9). The Straits Times, page 9
Advertisements.(1929, December 14). The Straits Times, page 4
Post Office Club. (1930, October 18). The Singapore Free Press, page 20
Annual Meeting of the Post Office Club. (1940, July 6). The Straits Times, page 15

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