Thursday, March 28, 2019

Loh Kye Juay (Bukit Brown)

Loh Kye Juay passed away at 14 Boat Quay on 3rd March 1937, age 62.He is survived by his wife (Yeo Liang Neo), 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 4 sons, 2 daughters, 1 son-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law and 5 grandchildren. I have very little information about Loh Kye Juay but from the newspaper archives, he has business dealings with Bangkok, Thailand. He was a director with the Siam Steam Navigation Ltd. He owned a company in Bangkok called Loh Kye Juay Co. and he was a shareholder of Rajah Hitam Coconut Estate Limited (owned by Boustead and Co. Ltd). In the burial registrar he was listed as a Teochew. The tomb however look more a neo-classical hokkien style tomb. Loh Kye Juay is buried in Hill 4 Division A, plot 754.

Loh Kye Juay 

Loh Kye Juay 

14 Boat Quay

The address where Loh Kye Juay was listed to have resided at the time of his death in 1937 was 14 Boat Quay. In 1902, the houses No 12, 13, 14 Boat Quay were advertised for let by Khoo Siok Wan (Khoo Seok Wan) and from a government plan its gives a plan of how the building looks like ( assuming the unit numbers have not change from 1896 to 1937). Looking at the handwritten plan, the name of the Proprietor seem to be Khoo Cheng Tiong. Khoo Cheng Tiong is the father of Khoo Seok Wan


source: National Archives


source: National Archives






References
Domestic Occurrences. (1937, May 4). Malaya Tribune, page 10
Plan of Building at 14 Boat Quay. Maps and Building Plans. National Archives Online
Khoo Cheng Tiong. Singapore Infopedia


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