Wee Teck Leong and Madam Kho Seok Eng (Bukit Brown)

Wee Teck Leong was a clerk with the Hackney Carriages & Jinrikishas. Wee Teck Leong passed away at the age of 62 on 4th January 1943. Madam Kho Seok Eng passed away the age of 70 on 14th February 1962
Sons: Wee Peng Lim, Wee Peng Tee, Wee Peng Kim, Wee Peng Guan
Daughters: Wee Guan Neo, Wee Gek Neo, Wee Choo Neo, Wee Yang Neo, Wee Seng Neo, Wee Siew Neo

Tomb of Wee Teck Leong and Madam Kho Seok Eng 


Son: Wee Peng Lim 
The engagement is announced on 30 January 1941 between Mr. Wee Peng Lim (eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wee Teck Leong) and Miss Tay Poh Neo (only daughter of the late Mr. Tay Soon Hong and Madam Yap Chow Kwai)

Son: Ronnie Wee
The engagement is announced on 28 January 1959 between Ronnie Wee (youngest son of Madam Kho Seok Eng and the late Mr. Wee Teck Leong) and Thio Chwee Neo (youngest daughter of Madam Tan Kim Hoon and the late Mr. Thio Sioe Leng).

Hackney Carriages & Jinrikishas

Hackney Carriage and Jinriksha Department of the Singapore Municipality The first rickshaws – small, lightweight, two-wheeled carts drawn by rickshaw pullers – were imported into Singapore from Shanghai in the early 1880s. By 1892, the Hackney Carriage Department had established a Jinrikisha Department to register, license and control the Singapore rickshaw population through the enactment of the Jinricksha Ordinance. The first registrar was William Edward Hooper  also known as W.E. Hooper (1858-1939)  who became the registrar for the next 31 years. Hooper Road (near Newton Circus) was named after him. By the 1900s, there were over 8,000 registered rickshaws manned by around 20,000 to 30,000 pullers working in shifts. After World War II, rickshaws were phased out and replaced by trishaws for short-distance transportation.

It was during Mr. W.E. Hooper time, that the clerks of the department was Wee Teck Leong and his brother Wee Teck Swee. 

Rickshaw's eventually were replaced with modern transportation

Location of tomb

Block 3 Section D, plot 176 and 163. At the location of the tomb, i see plots 163, 205 being listed.
In the burial registrar, Wee Teck Leong is listed as Hokkien while Madam Kho Seok Eng is Teochew. 



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