Tan Soo Jin (former Alexandra Cemetery)

Tan Soo Jin was a Municipal Commissioner and a Malaccan Baba merchant and landlord. He is also a descendant of Tan Kim Seng. He was the eldest son of Mr. Tan Jiak Chuan, a grandson of Tan Beng Gum and nephew of Tan Jiak Kim, C.M.G. 

Tan Soo Jin passed away on 12 May 1952 at the age of 69 (In the papers his age was listed as 72) at his residence at No. 117 Pasir Panjang Road. The cortege left his residence on 16 Mat 1952 for the family burial ground at Alexandra Road. He leaves behind his wife, 5 sons, 1 daughter, 1 son-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law and 4 grandchildren. 

Tan Soo Jin
Tan Soo Jin 

Tan Soo Jin

Wife: (?)
Mrs. Tan Soo Jin passed away in August 1921 and the hearse made its way from "Morning Side", River Valley Road to Alexandra Cemetery. 

Wife: Lee Kim Lian
On 7 May 1925, Mr. Tan Soo Jin (eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tan Jiak Chuan) married Miss Lee Kim Lian (youngest daughter of the late Mr. Lee Peck Gum and Mrs. Lee Peck Gum on 24 January 1948.  Madam Lee Kim Lian passed away in 1985

Son: Tan Eng Sian / Peter Tan Eng Sian
Tan Eng Sian Peter (eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Tan Soo Jin) married Chan Siew Kim Alice (eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chan Kok Teng). 

Son: Tan Eng Tye / Richard Tan Eng Tye
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tan Eng Tye got married on 1 June 1957 at the Church of St. Peter and Paul. Richard Tan Eng Tye is the third son of Mrs. Tan Soo Jin and the late Mr. Tan Soo Jin. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Fang Shu Pang.

Daughter: Tan Cheng Kwee Neo / Mabel Tan Cheng Kwee Neo 
On 8 September 1948, Charlie Chew Kim Tee (eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Chew Keow Bock of Messrs. Keng Lee & Co. Ltd) to miss Tan Cheng Kwee Neo (Mable), only daughter of Mr & Mrs. Tan Soo Jin 

The Morning Side, River Valley Road 

The Morningside property eventually became Hotel Morningside, a 15-room pre-war hotel and the property was eventually sold for $10.6 million to Hong Leong Holdings. This was according to Mr. Jack Tan (one of Mr. Tan Soo Jin's four sons and the administrator of the estate) said that the family did not want to developed it and preferred to sell it and realise cash. 

Morningside (source: NewspaperSG)

Location of tomb 

The photo of this cluster of tombs related to Tan Kim Seng descendants was taken when it was located at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery. However in 18 July 2017, a jointly issued statement by MND, NEA and SLA  required the exhumation of 45,500 Chinese and 35,000 Muslim graves for the Tengah Air Base expansion. This cluster of tombs no longer exist. The remains are likely now at Choa Chu Kang Columbarium. 

Choa Chu Kang Cemetery where the cluster of relocated tombs was once located before being exhumed yet again due to Tengah Airbase expansion 



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