Saturday, July 18, 2020

Tan Ean Long and family (Bukit Brown)

Tan Ean Long passed away at the age of 46 on 16th February 1946. The last address that i could gather was from a notice for the deceased estate issued in 1951 by Tan, Rajah and Cheah, Solictors for Chinese Bankers Trust. Tan Ean Long passed away intestate and his last address was listed as No 20 North Boat Quay.
Tan Ean Long's tomb
Tan Ean Long's tomb

When his brother, Tan Ean Kiam passed away in 1943, Tan Ean Teck, Tan Ean Long and Lim Bock Kee were executors of his will. 



Wife: Madam Teo Kim Hong
Mdm Teo Kim Hong, wife of Tan Ean Long passed away at the age of 34 on 13th March 1936. The epitaph detailed a loving wife of 15 years who died at the young age of 34, after giving birth to several children. Tan Kim Hong died while giving birth, leaving behind several young children and a grieving husband who penned the epitaph. The tomb is located at Hill 4 Section A, plot 376. From the burial registrar of Bukit Brown i am able to find record of their still born female daughter. She is  listed to have been buried in the Pauper I Division II plot 180 (the baby girl died on 13th March 1936 and was buried 14th March 1936, no age listed). 

Teo Kim Hong


The still born child (female) that died together with her mother, Mrs Tan Ean Long nee Teo Kim Hong 


Brother: Tan Ean Kim 
Tan Ean Kiam (陈延谦)(Tan Eang Khiam / Tan Ean Khiam) was a successful rubber magnate and banker. He together with Khoo Koh Wah established the Overseas Chinese Bank (OCB) in 1919 and became the Managing Director. When Overseas Chinese Bank later merged with Ho Hong Bank and Chinese Commercial Bank on 31 October 1932 to form the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation or OCBC Bank. Tan Ean Kiam was its Managing Director until his death in 1943. During the Japanese occupation, Tan Ean Kiam was for a short period, the Vice-President of the Syonan Overseas Chinese Association before he had an heart attack and passed away on March 30, 1943.
Tan Ean Kiam
Tan Ean Kiam 
Brother: Tan Ean Teck 
Tan Ean Teck was a prominent merchant and brother of Tan Ean Kiam. He was also a shareholder of the OCBC Bank. I don't have much information of what he did as a merchant, but during the Japanese occupation, he played an important role in keeping the local Chinese community who were resettled out of Singapore into a new settlement called Endau. Unfortunately, this involvement lead to his eventual demise as well. 
Tan Ean Teck


Location of tomb 
Tan Ean Long's tomb is located in Hill 3 Section C, plot P260 . His tomb is above and to the left of Ong Sam Leong's tomb or a few tombs above Chionh Ke Hu's tomb. Her wife tomb, Teo Kim Hong tomb is located at Hill 4 Section A, plot 376. (close by to to Lim Peng Chin's tomb). The still born unnamed female daughter of Mrs. Tan Ean Long is buried in Pauper I Division II plot 180. 

References
Advertisement. (1943, June 16). Syonan Shimbun, page 2
Advertisement. (1951, October 12). The Sytaits Time, page 2
Mrs Tan Ean Long nee Teo Kim Hong (website).Singapore Tombstones Epigraphic Materials 新加坡墓碑铭集录

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Madam Siow Piang Neo (Bukit Brown)

Madam Siow Piang Neo passed away at the age of 65 on 25th February 1927. The damaged marble headstone of Madam Siow Piang Neo with transfer printed tiles on the tomb shoulder is still visible with the names of her children;
Son's: Ngoon Hoey Hye, Ngoon Hoey San, 
Daughters: Ngoon Eng Neo, Ngoon Swee Neo
Grandsons: Ngoon Cheng Kim
Grand-daughters: Ngoon Bulat Neo, Ngoon Busok Neo, Ngoon Dolly Neo

Other than the fact the surname of the children sounds unique, your attention will be the drawn to the names of her grand-daughters, Ngoon Bulat Neo (malay for round) and Ngoon Busok Neo (malay for smelly).  Such colloquial and endearing names exist only in tombs of this region (Malaysia, Singapore and maybe Indonesia ) during a short period of time and are also distinct elements that what makes Bukit Brown a truly unique cemetery. Hopefully this cultural heritage element will be taken into account in its future preservation. 

Madam Siow Piang Neo's tomb
Tomb of Madam Siow Piang Neo

Children of Madam Siow Piang Neo
The children of Madam Siow Piang Neo


Location of tomb 
Madam Siow Piang Neo is buried in Hill 2, Section C, plot 211. Close by is the tomb of  Mrs Tan Cheng Kee nee Madam Ong Whye Gan as point of reference. 

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Lim Kwee Eng and family (Kopi Sua)

Lim Kwee Eng alias Lim Tiok Chye (1858-1928) (literary name, Lim Tong Kok) was born in Amoy, China in 1858. He is the son of Lim Boon Heng. Lim Kwee Eng came to Singapore at the age of 18 and worked as a book-keeper for chop Wan Seng, a firm owned by Cheang Hong Lim. He found favor in the eyes of his employer, Cheang Hong Lim who matched his eldest daughter, Cheang Cheow Lian Neo in marriage to Lim Kwee Eng in 1879. On 1880, Cheang Hong Lim appointed his son-in-law, Lim Kwee Eng as his attorney and lawful agent for all his business including signing on his behalf. For some years, Lim Kwee Eng became partner in the Opium and Spirit Farm. With his wealth, he also started a business as a pineapple preserver under the style of Choo Lam & Co, and it was profitable (at that time there were only 8 pineapple factories of both European and Chinese). But as competition grew, there were no less than 40 pineapple factories. Lim Kwee Eng eventually moved away from this business. Lim Kwee Eng was also active in the Chinese Chambers of Commerce (established in 1906). He was its Secretary from 1909-1918. In 1908, Lim Kwee Eng and Dr. Lim Boon Keng went to Shanghai to represent the Singapore Chinese Chamber at the convention of Chinese Chambers of Commerce throughout the world. Lim Kwee Eng was appointed the first superintendent of the Toh Lam (Hokkien) Chinese School (now Tao Nan School) of which Mr. Goh Siew Tin was one of its founders. This school started at "Siam House" former residence of the late Mr. Tan Kim Ching. It went on to the three-storied house in Armenian Street (the site was a gift of Mr. Oei Tiong Ham and buildings donation from Hokkien Chinese (that building today is the Peranakan Museum).

Lim Kwee Eng
Lim Kwee Eng alias Lim Tiok Chye

Singapore and Straits Directory 1881

Lim Kwee Eng alias Lim Tiok Chye passed away at the age of 70 at No 9, Mohamed Sultan Road on 17th April 1928. He is survived by his widow, 3 sons, Lim Choo Kiat, Lim Choo Kong and Lim Choo Seng, 4 daughters-in-law, 4 daughters, 4 sons-in-law, Chew Eng Bor, Wee Peow Yong, Wee Beow Chwee and Cheang Thiam Leong, 32 grandchildren, 2 grandsons-in-law, and 1 great grandson. The article says that the burial is at Thomson Road Cemetery.  On an earlier book, Lim Kwee Eng was said to have a family of 3 sons and 6 daughters. The eldest son, Lim Choo Puan predeceased him. The second son, Lim Choo Kiat studied in Foochow and Amoy.

Wife: Madam Cheang Cheow Lian Neo nee Mrs. Lim Kwee Eng 
When Cheang Hong Lim passed away on 11 February 1893,  he left behind a large amount of property for distribution among his many children. Probate of his will was given to his eldest daughter, Cheang Cheow Lian Neo (Mrs. Lim Kwee Eng) to be trustee in executing his will. It was rare that a woman  during that time to be appointed trustee, especially for the Chinese. Mrs. Lim Kwee Eng nee Cheang Cheow Lian Neo passed away on 12 June 1934 at her residence, The "Anglers Retreat" 7 1/4 mile, Pasir Panjang. She leaves behind 1 son, Mr. Lim Choo Kiat, 3 daughters-in-law, Mrs. Lim Choo Puan, Mrs. Lim Choo Kiat and Mrs Lim Choo Seng, 4 daughters, 3 sons-in-law, Messrs. Wee Peow Yong, Wee Beow Chwee and Cheang Thiam Leong, 38 grandchildren and grandchildren-in-law and 11 great grandchildren. 

Mother: Lim Boon Heng 
Picture below is of Madam Lim Bon Heng when she was estimated 86 years of age.

Son: Lim Choo Seng
Lim Choo Seng passed away at the age of 33 at No 241 West Coast Road on 3 June 1934. He is survived by his widow, 1 son, 2 daughters, mother, 1 brother and 4 sisters.

Location of tomb 
Mr. Lim Kwee Eng and Madam Cheang Cheow Lian Neo are buried at Whitley Road Hokkien Cemetery, colloquially known as Kopi Sua. Access to this tomb is from Onreat Road off Mount Pleasant Road.

Tomb of Mr and Mrs Lim Kwee Eng
Tomb of Mr and Mrs Lim Kwee Eng

Variant Names
Lim Kwee Eng / Lim Tong Kok / Lim Teok Chye / Lim Tiok Chye

[research on-going]

References
Advertisement. (1880, November 8). Singapore Daily Times, page 3
Death. (1928, April 19). Malaya Tribune, page 8 
Death. (1934, June 13). The Straits Times, page 10
Song, O.S. (1984). One hundred years history of the Chinese in Singapore. Singapore: Oxford University Press.
The Rise of Singapore's Great Opium Syndicate, 1840-86. Carl A. Trocki.Journal of Southeast Asian Studies , Vol. 18, No. 1 (Mar., 1987) , pp. 58-80
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of Department of History, National University of Singapore.Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20070942
The Singapore and Straits directory for 1881, containing also directories of Sarawak, Labuan, Siam, Johore and the Protected Native States of the Malay Peninsula and an appendix. [website] BookSG
Mrs. Wee Chong Beng nee Tan Swee Neo(website).Singapore Tombstones Epigraphic Materials 新加坡墓碑铭集录
Wee Beow Chwee and Lim Seok See Neo(website).Singapore Tombstones Epigraphic Materials 新加坡墓碑铭集录


Sunday, July 05, 2020

Khoo Eng Wah and family (Bukit Brown)

Khoo Eng Wah was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Khoo Teng Hin. He was active in sports and was involved in many sporting clubs such as the Shanghai Badminton Club and the Amateur Sporting Association. Like his father, he also purchased property. There was an article in 1931, where he and his elder brother, Khoo Eng Teck purchase freehold land and houses, "Shanghai Hill" No 367 Pasir Panjang Road, "Glenholm" No 366 Pasir Panjang Road, 2 acres 18 poles for $24,000. 

In April 1931, it was announced that Khoo Eng Wah (third son of Mr and Mrs. Khoo Teng Hin of No. 5, Shanghai Road, ) was engaged to Miss. Wee Swee Neo (youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wee Boon Teng of No 5 and 7 Kim Yam Road). Khoo Eng Wah (the third son of the late Mr and Mrs Khoo Teng Hin) passed away at the age of 39 at his residence at No. 35 Koek Road, Syonan on May 27, 1945. He is survived by his wife Madam Wee Swee Neo, 2 sons ( Khoo Cheng Wee, Khoo Cheng Lim) , 4 daughters (Khoo Gek Choo, Khoo Gek Lin, Khoo Gek Kee, Khoo Gek Liew),  and several brothers. He is buried in Bukit Brown Hill 4 Division A. Madam Wee Swee Neo passed away at the age of 57 on 13th November 1966. She leaves behind 2 sons, 4 daughters, 1 daughter-in-law, 4 sons-in-law, 8 grandchildren to mourn her loss. The cortege leaves 13, Lorong Kembang to Kampong Kapor Methodist Church and burial at Bidadari. 

During the Japanese occupation, Khoo Eng Wah was likely to be employed by the Showa Tsusho Co. Ltd and was an Auxiliary Police volunteer (A.P. personnel of "E" Division). In the early months of Japanese occupation, Khoo Eng Wah of 35 Koek Road was among many other Straits born Chinese selected under the guise of the Overseas Chinese Association that were called to help register all those who have no means of livelihood at present, the aged, sick and poor who are incapable of working to support themselves.

Khoo Eng Wah 

Obituary notice of Khoo Eng Wah



Family
Son: Khoo Cheng Wee
An article in 1958 mentions a then 21 years old Singapore student who was in Australia to gain a degree in electrical engineering and a place in the University of Melbourne's swimming team. Kho of 35 Koek Road started his course at the University of Melbourne in 1957 at the end of 4 years, he hopes to complete the degree and return to work for the Singapore City Council. Khoo Cheng Wee is on a Singapore City Council scholarship whch has similar terms and conditions to the Colombo Plan scholarship. 
Khoo Cheng Wee

Son: Khoo Cheng Lim
Madam Wee Swee Neo admiring the gold medal that was received by his son, Khoo Cheng Lim for being the most brilliant engineering student in 1961 from the University of Malaya. He worked for some years in the Public Works Department before becoming a lecturer in 1969. Associate Professor Khoo Cheng Lim was a Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Architecture and Building before  becoming the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Chairman in 1987 at the age of 49. Dr. Khoo eventually step down as chairman when his term expires on 31 March 2001. 

Madam Wee  Swee Neo with Khoo Cheng Lim


Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Khoo Teng Hin 
Khoo Teng Hin was a property owner and dealer. He was also a committee member of the Tiang Ho Kok Association before becoming its Vice-President in 1932. Khoo Teng Hin passed away on September 11, 1938 at the age of 59. Madam Lim Chye Kim passed away on June 5, 1933 at the age of 52. On their tomb at Bukit Brown are the name of his sons (Khoo Eng Teck, Khoo Eng Wah, Khoo Eng Chye, Khoo Eng Watt, Khoo Eng Poh, Khoo Eng Tee, Khoo Eng Tin, Khoo Eng Cheng, Khoo Eng Hock, Khoo Eng Chuan, Khoo Eng Choon,Khoo Eng Tong, Khoo Eng Chiong, Khoo Eng Hong) , daughters (Khoo Wan Neo, Khoo Eng Neo, Khoo Seong Neo, Khoo Lee Neo, Khoo Sim Neo, Khoo Hye Neo) and grandchildren (Khoo Chin Beow, Khoo Cheng Wee, Khoo Cheng Lim, Khoo Cheng Lock, Khoo Cheng Soon and Khoo Cheng Bee). 
Mr and Mrs Khoo Teng Hin



References
Property Sale.(1931, February 16). Malayan Tribune, page 4
Domestic Occurrences. (1931, April 20). Malaya Tribune, page 8
Acknowledgements. (1945, May 30). Syonan Shimbun, page 2
Two happy mothers. (1961, June 10). The Straits Times, page 5
Death. (1966, November 14). The Straits Times, page 20
NUS don appointed chairman of URA. (1987, April 25). The Straits Times, page 38
URA shuffles top management, new chairman picked. (2001, March 1).Business Times, page 11 
Khoo Teng Hin and Lim Chye Kim. (website). Singapore Tombstones Epigraphic Materials 新加坡墓碑铭集录

Friday, July 03, 2020

Wee Teow Cheng and family (Bukit Brown)

Wee Teow Cheng / Oei Tiau Tjing was the Kapitan of Rhio. He passed away at the age of 44 on 3rd August 1930. Listed at his tomb are his sons; Wee Tiang Siew, Wee Tiang Hoe and Wee Tiang Choon and daughter; Wee Bee Neo. Wee Teow Cheng is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Oei Bok Sien. He is buried in Hill 3 Division A, plot 230. Both tomb of  Wee Teow Cheng and Mr and Mrs Oei Bok Sien have been beautifully restored. 

Wee Teow Cheng
Tomb of Wee Teow Cheng

Wee Teow Cheng's tomb
Wee Teow Cheng's tomb restored


Burial entry of Oei Tiau Tjing /Wee Teow Cheng

Family
Father: Oei Bok Sien
Mr. Oei Bok Sien passed away at the age of 66 on 5 September 1931 at 15 Choon Guan Street, off Anson Road, leaving behind a widow, 4 sons; Wee Teow Beng, Oei Tiau Soen, Oei Tiau Joe,  and Wee Teow Poh, 2 daughters (Mrs Chew Kiat Seng and Madam Wee Chwee Neo nee Mrs. Tan Soo Yok),  1 son-in-law (Mr. Chew Kiat Seng), 6 daughters-in-law; 15 grandsons, 11 grand-daughters, 1 grandson-in-law (Mr. Chiam Thiam Chin, 3 grand daughters-in-law, 2 great grandsons. 

When Oei Bok Sien passed away, 2 sons were not listed in his obituary notice,  Oei Tiau Tjing and Oei Tiau Yong. I suspect that Oei Tiau Tjing is no other than Wee Teow Cheng who passed away in 1930, 1 year earlier than his father. 

Mother: Oei Bok Sien nee Soh Nyia Chik 
Mrs. Oei Bok Sien nee Soh Nyia Chik passed away at the age of 62 on 14 October 1929 at 20, Choon Guan Street, off Anson Road. She leaves behind her husband, Mr. Oei Bok Sien, 6 sons (Oei Tiau Tjing, Wee Teow Beng, Oei Tiau Soen, Oei Tiau Joe, Oei Tiau Yong and Wee Teow Poh, 6 daughters-in-law; 2 daughters (Mrs Chew Kiat Seng and Madam Wee Chwee Neo nee Mrs. Tan Soo Yok) ; 1 son-in-law (Mr. Chew Kiat Seng); 14 grandsons, 10 grand-daughters . 

Mr and Mrs Oei Bok Sien
Tomb of Mr. and Mrs Oei Bok Sien restored


Son: Wee Tiang Hoe / Harry Wee Tiang Hoe 
The engagement is announced on June 1940 between Mr. Wee Tiang Hoe, Henry (second son of the late Mr. Wee Teow Cheng , Kapitan Rhio and Mrs. Wee Teow Cheng) to Miss Chang Seong Neo, May (only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chan Koon Leong). 

Son: Wee Tiang Choon / Willie Wee Tiang Choon
The engagement is announced in January 1942 between Mr. Willie Wee Tiang Choon (the youngest son of Mrs. Wee Teow Cheng and the late Mr. Wee Teow Cheng and grandson of the late Mr & Mrs Wee Bok Sien of Tanjong Pinang, Rhio) and Miss Alice Goh Hay Lye (youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Goh Wee Tong).

Daughter: Wee Bin Neo
Wee Bin Neo (eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wee Teow Cheng,Rhio and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oei Bok Sien) got married to Mr. Tan Liang Seah (youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Tan Sin Poey). The wedding took place on 12 September 1926.

Variant Names
Oei Bok Sien /Wee Bok Sien
Wee Teow Cheng / Oei Tiau Tjing


References
Advertisement. (1926, August 17). The Straits Times, page 7 
Advertisement. (1996, October 19). The Straits Times, page 4 
Advertisement. (1940, June 4). The Straits Times, page 2 
Advertisement. (1942, January 3). The Straits Times, page 2 

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Madam Lim Geok Hiok (Kopi Sua)

Madam Lim Geok Hiok nee Mrs. Lee Beng Chuan passed away at the age 22 on 23rd June 1948. On her tomb is listed 1 son, Lee Teck Huat. The rediscovery of Lim Geok Hiok started with a request by Theresa Lim, who gave a talk about finding her roots in National Library in December 2019. On the top of her quest list was to look for her aunt (her father's eldest sister who died at the young age of 22 in 1948 after giving birth to twins, of whom only one twin survived). She told us that her father used to visit the elder sister's grave many years ago including a time period when he could just walk from Kopi Sua (Whitley Road side) to Malcolm Road Side (in short before the Pan-Island Expressway was built). He was very adamant that her eldest sister tomb was not affected by the highway as he remembered a petrol kiosk nearby. I joined Raymond Goh in this quest to find, and we were very fortunate to able to locate it after spending 2 days looking for it. 

Madam Lim Geok Hiok
Madam Lim Geok Hiok nee Mrs Lee Beng Chuan


Madam Lim Geok Hiok
The tomb of Madam Lim Geok Hiok after we cleared it


Location of tomb 
Malcom Road /Whitley Road Cemetery is know "colloquially" as Kopi Sua, is a large cemetery system with parts of it cut of due to the construction of the Pan Island Expressway. The tomb of Madam Lim Geok Hiok nee Mrs Lee Beng Chuan is at the section of Kopi Sua area that was cut of by the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) (the entrance to this section of cemetery complex is via the long staircase just before St.Joseph Institution). Her plot number is 226. 

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Madam Mah Im Neo nee Mrs. Choo Eng Choon (Kopi Sua)

Madam Mah Im Neo was one of the wives of Mr. Choo Eng Choon, Madam Mah Im Neo passed away on 25th June 1949 at the age of 85. Listed at her tomb are the name of 3 daughters; Choo Kim Neo, Choo Tat Poh, Choo Ngian Kien and 1 grandson; Choo Ban Chee. In the obituary notice, Mah Im Neo passed away at her residence at No. 340 East Coast Road. She is survived by 3 daughters; Choo Kim Neo, Choo Tat Poh, Choo Ngan Kiew, 2 son-in-laws; Mr. Khoo Wee Tong and Mr. Tan Cheng San and several grandchildren to mourn her loss. 
Mah Im Neo
Madam Mah Im Neo

Towkay Saigon  / Orang Kaya Saigon and "The Six Widows' Case"
Choo Eng Choon (1848-1905) was a Head Cashier for the Saigon branch of Banque de I'Indo Chine for 20 years, a rice merchant was born in Singapore and was a British subject until he passed away in May 1905 at  his residence in Amoy Street. He passed away in Singapore intestate. During his lifetime, Choo Eng Choon, "contracted unions" with 7 women. One of the woman by the name of Tan Kit Neo, predeceased him in October 1896 (from their union they had 4 sons, only 1, the youngest, Choo Ang Chee survived him and eventually obtained administration of the estate. In what was known as the six widows' case, the remaining 6 widows all claim to be widows who are entitled to a share of the late Choo Eng Choon who was said to be valued at $1 million dollars in Saigon (a French colony then) and $500,000 in Singapore. Another important story from the court case was the number of people involved. It was well summarised in one article:
One dead man.
One live son.
Six live widows.
Seven other son live sons.
Seven live daughters.
There were no less than nine barristers involved for the plaintiff, Choo Ang Chee, widow Tan Siok Yang and her children, widow Neo Chan Choo and her children, widow Cheang Cheng Kim and her children, widow Lim Cheok Neo and her child, widow Mah Im Neo and her children, widow Neo Soo Neo and her child. 

Choo Eng Choon and son, Choo Ang Chee
Choo Eng Choon and his son Choo Ang Chee


Judgement
The courts and eventually the appeal courts upheld the ruling decision that Tan Seok Neo to be the Principal wife and lawful wife and the others were labelled as "inferior wives"and were entitled to participate in one-third share of the estate. The English law of primogeniture thus did not apply in this case. The Chief Justice in his closing said, "The sympathy which i feel with the women and children whose interest are dealt with by this judgement and whose position is due to the supineness of Choo Eng Choon in not making a will. 

Family 
Madam Tan Siok Yang
On 3 January 1901, Cho Eng Choon married Miss Tan Siok Yang (daughter of Tan Keng Guan). Madam Tan Siok Yang passed away on 11 May 1926 at her residence, No 26 Lorong 25 Geylang Road at the age of 49. She is survived by an only son, Choo Ong Tee. Madam Tan Siok Yang is buried in Bukit Brown.

Madam Chiang Cheng Kim
Madam Chiang Cheng Kim (wife of the late Mr. Choo Eng Choon) and mother of Mr. Choo Ang Chuan and Choo Ang Tee passed away on 10th June 1935. The funeral took place on 30th June 1935 from her residence at No 35 Marshall Road, off East Coast Road for the burial ground in Buona Vista. 

Family Fortunes
From the various advertisement over the years, you can get a rough glimpse of some of the properties and valuables owned by the late Choo Eng Choon in Singapore. I am still unable to information on where Choo Eng Choon was buried and more information about his family will be updated when i find.


Location of tomb 
Malcom Road /Whitley Road Cemetery is know "colloquially" as Kopi Sua, is a large cemetery system with parts of it cut of due to the construction of the Pan Island Expressway. The tomb of Madam Lim Geok Hiok nee Mrs Lee Beng Chuan is at the section of Kopi Sua area that was cut of by the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) (the entrance to this section of cemetery complex is via the long staircase just before St.Joseph Institution)

[research on-going]

References
Advertisement. (1949, June 27). The Singapore Free Press, page 8
Domestic Occurrences Deaths. (1935, June 29). The Straits Times, page 10
Friday May 12 1905. (1905, May 18). The Singapore Free Press
Legal Field Day. (1908, September 10). The Singapore Free Press, page 5
Choo Eng Choon's Estate. (1908, October 22). The Singapore Free Press, page 7
Six Widows' Case. Chinese Marriage Laws (1909, July 1). The Singapore Free Press, page 7
Mrs Choo Eng Choon nee Tan Siok Yang (website).Singapore Tombstones Epigraphic Materials 新加坡墓碑铭集录