Teo Jippon Neo passed away at the age of 31 on 15 March 1932. In the burial registrar her name was listed as Teo Ji poon. What is interesting her name sounds like Jepun (Malay for Japan). Her chinese character 日本 also literally translates to Japan. Her unique name is similar to another lady, Madam Fong Jipoon.
For a number of years i was concerned that with the Mount Pleasant MRT station and Toa Payoh extension plans already announced, this would eventually translate to Kopi Sua Cemetery / Whitley Road Hokkien Cemetery and its surrounding jungles being claimed for this extension and housing. With today's announcement, it seems that this plans have being put on hold for now. The announcement published on the 23 November 2021 titled " New HDB estate with 5,000 flats to be built in Mount Pleasant at Old Police Academy site " gave insight that - "an environmental impact study (EIS) was conducted in January 2019 for the area and its wider surroundings, looking at biodiversity and water quality among others. After the EIS, HDB engaged nature groups to refine plans to minimise potential impacts to the environment. In particular, the proposed road network for future residents was adjusted so the surrounding greenery in Bukit Brown and graves at the adjacent Kopi Sua Cemetery wou