Saturday, October 20, 2018

Mrs. Chia Eng Wah (Bukit Brown)

Mrs Chia Eng Wah nee Tan Teck Neo passed away at the age of 39 on 15th December 1932. Her tomb lies at the top of the ridge of Hill . What is also unique of the tomb of Tan Teck Neo is its modern european style and featuring sunray in a style very similar to what i seen at Tan Boo Liat's tomb. No name of children was listed on the tomb. She is buried in Hill 3 Division C, plot 867.

Mrs Chia Eng Wah nee Tan Teck Neo

From a newspaper article, i know that Mrs. Chia Eng Wah nee Tan Teck Neo funeral cortege left from No. 28 Sandy Lane, Katong for Bukit Brown on 16th December 1932. I have no concrete information of Chia Eng Wah as of yet.

Sandy Lane off Katong Road (1931-1934 period) from Crown Survey map

28 Sandy Lane (close up )

Domestic Occurrences. (1932, December 16). The Singapore Free Press, page 8
Singapore. Gelang Mukim (Geylang Mukim), and Kalang Mukim (Kallang Mukim).(1934).Maps and Building Plans.National Archives of Singapore.

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