Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Remembering Madam Wee Geok Kiew (Bukit Brown)

Mrs Tay Koh Bok ( Madam Wee Geok Kiew)
Mrs Tay Koh Bok (Madam Wee Geok Kiew ) passed away at the age of 31 in September 19, 1927. She lies peaceful in eternal slumber in  Hill 2. Her time is running out cause beside her tomb is a peg with the number 1504. Soon she will be evicted just like many others. She may have been forgotten by her children or grandchildren. We may not know stories about her, but let's remember her for this short moment in this space, in this moment, in the realm of the internet.

Often in any research, sometimes you draw blanks or hit a brick walk. This beautiful tomb with a lovely ceramic picture of Mrs Tay Koh Bok nee Madam Wee Geok Kiew is one of many that leaves me wondering what is the story behind this tomb. Unfortunately i am not able to read or write nor speak in Chinese and my basic research work is limited to English materials at hand. This handicap is frustrating at first but i learn that there are many people out there willing to share their knowledge just like me. Hopefully by posting this article, someone might share more insights into Mrs Tay. Her son is listed as Mr Tay Bee Lam.

Mrs Tay Koh Bok (peg 1504) at Hill 2



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