Monday, October 13, 2014

Aerial view of Bukit Brown in 1948 - Yap Gek Song's tomb

Yap Geok Song's tomb was in the Chinese papers recently after the descendants paid a visit after renovating the tomb and paying respects. The tomb is located in Greater Bukit Brown in an area that is now a Woodlands. After going through the aerial photograph of Bukit Brown taken in 1948 by the British Royal Air Force 81 Squadron, i found the location of the tomb and it confirms that it is one the larger tomb in an area surrounded by smaller ones.

Aerial photo of Bukit Brown, location of Yap Geok Song tomb

Bukit Brown road on the top, Mount Pleasant Road below

Lianhe Zaobao (September 22, 2014)

About Yap Geok Song
Yap Geok Song was a land property owner, pineapple and rubber planter merchant. His rubber estate was privately owned and was called Kuan Tian or Yap Geok Song's estate. He was also a shareholder / director of Eastern United Assurance and Oversea Chinese Bank.Yap Geok Song passed away in March 1928 due to heart failure. 

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