|Chen Ngian Chin|
|Chen Ngian Chin of Batoeroesa, Banka|
FamilySon: Dr Chen Ah Poh / Dr. A. P. Chen
Dr Chen Ah Poh studied in Anglo Chinese School and obtain his medical degree in 1920. Being in private practice (Universal Surgery, Middle Road) for many years, he retired in 1965. During the Japanese occupation of Singapore, a settlement was created in Endau, Johor to move the Chinese civilian population from Singapore to this place coined as New Syonan. Dr. Chen Ah Poh was the resident medical officer tasked with keeping the new population alive and healthy with the limited resources available.
Dr Chen was also a life member of the Singapore Medical Association and was once a regular doctor visiting many plantations, factories and companies in Southern Johor. In the article, "Singapore Grand Old Doctor dies 88", Dr Chen passed away at his Wilkinson Road home, off Tanjong Katong Road on 1 December 1974. He is survived by his wife, Madam Ho Khee Moei, 64, a daughter, 3 sons, one whom is also a doctor in private practice.
|Dr. Chen Ah Poh|
Dr. Chen's daughter, Nellie married Rev. Colin King on September 4, 1948.
|Marriage notice of Nellie Chen|
|Dr. T. J. Chen with his wife, Nellie and son, Thomas|
Domestic Occurrences. (1935, February 19). The Straits Times, page 2
Birth. (1944, April 19). Syonan Shimbun, page 2
Health of New Syonan Settlers in safe hands. (1944, April 25). Syonan Shimbun, page 2
Singapore Grand Old Doctor Dies, 88. (1974, December 2). The Straits Times, page 11