Thursday, August 01, 2013

Eddie Chan Sin Chuan (Bukit Brown)

Eddie Chan Sin Chuan is a 16 year boy buried in plot 64, Section B Block 1 ( record 7082). His tomb is simple but at the same time one of the most beautifully decorated tomb with majolica tiles or peranakan tiles covering almost the entire tomb.

Headestone with crest like border and beautiful inscriptions

Completely tiled tomb of Mr Eddie Chan Sin Chuan 


Who is Master Eddie Chan who died during the Japanese occupation in June 29, 1942 ? It would have been difficult and expensive for his parents to able to afford such a beautifully decorated tomb especially during the war years where materials were hard to come by.  So far i have found nothing about Eddie Chan Sin Chuan nor about his parents. The only lead i have is this simple group photo taken in August 1941 (less than a year before Eddie's death) celebrating the eight anniversary of Playfair B.P. Eddie Chan is standing, first row from the left.

If you remember Eddie Chan and have more information about him, do let me know.

August 10, 1941 (source: NewspaperSG)

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