Thursday, March 21, 2019

Neo Pee Teck (Bukit Brown)

Neo Pee Teck residence was listed at No 305 Neo Pee Teck Lane. He was associated with the Anglo-French & Bendixsens Ltd and has partnerships in chop Hiap Heng & Co (benzaine lubricating oil and tyre dealers commissioning agents) and Chiang Hup Rubber Smoking (a Rubber Smoking and Commissioning Agent). Neo Pee Teck's simple tomb is rich in history, as it carries 3 different type of calendars that mark his passing. The Minguo Calendar, The Japanese Koki Calendar and finally the Gregorian Calendar. The marble tablet on Neo Pee Teck's table features clearly the Japanese Koki Calender, (died 13-12-2602). Listed on Neo Pee Teck are the name of his sons; Neo Hock Lim, Neo Hock Kee, Neo Hock Beng, Neo Hock Huat. Neo Pee Teck passed away at the age 57 and is buried in Hill 1 Division G, plot P19.

Neo Pee Teck 


Neo Pee Teck's tomb at Bukit Brown 

In 1947, there was an auction to sell various freehold land belonging to the estate of the late Neo Pee Teck. This freehold land and houses were located at Neo Teck Pee Lane off Pasir Panjang Road and included houses No 286 and 205 Neo Pee Teck Lane.


source: NewspaperSG



source: NewspaperSG


Auction of the late Neo Pee Teck's property
(source: NewspaperSG)

My grandfather's road

Theatre-maker and producer Neo Kim Seng's production, My Grandfather's Road, is inspired by Neo Pee Teck Lane in Pasir Panjang, which was named after his late paternal grandfather. The production is a storytelling project tying together what Neo Kim Seng knows of his family history (his late grandfather was a businessman, who died 10 months into the Japanese Occupation of Singapore during World War II) to its present-day relationships.




References
Advertisement. (1941, February 26). The Straits Times, page 2
Advertisement. (1947, November 25). The Straits Times, page 2
Akshita Nanda. Play on Family History a labour of love. (2018, June 12). The Straits Times (Online)

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