Tay Ho Swee 戴河水

Tay Ho Swee



光緒弍拾玖年十一月初四日 = 9 Dec 1903



孝男
孟豐
板鵬

長孫
帶財
養貴
旺丁
長富
仝立

From One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in Singapore: 

Tay Ho Swee was the son of Tay Han Long, who is believed to have been the first opium and spirit farmer in Singapore, his business being known as ‘Hiap Hong Watt Seng’. Ho Swee was born in Singapore in 1834 and in his early years he owned two sailing vessels in which he shipped planks to Tien-Tsin and Shanghai. One of these vessels was caught in a storm and foundered with all on board. The chinchew of that ill-fated boat was the youngest brother of Chia Ann Siang. Later on, Tay Ho Swee became interested and held shares in his father’s Opium-Farm venture, and was a partner with Cheang Sam Teo when the latter was the Opium and Spirit farmer. Ho Swee also owned a steamer called Batara Bayu Sri, which called at the ports of Tringganu and at Singgora. He was an influential man in the Chinese community in the ’Seventies, and his name invariably appeared as one of the signatories to Chinese petitions and memorials to Govern-[120] ment at this period. Bukit Ho Swee off Havelock Road still remains to keep his memory green. He died here on the 2nd November 1903 in his seventieth year.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Singapore Chronicle and Commercial Register, 7 June 1827, Page 1



Regulations of the Opium Farm 

GOVERNMENT FARMS.

Singapore Chronicle and Commercial Register, 26 April 1832, Page 3






SINGAPORE,

Singapore Chronicle and Commercial Register, 25 April 1833, Page 2



Choa Chong Long was Opium farmer in 1832-33, 1833-34


SINGAPORE.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 4 May 1846, Page 1



Opium Farm monthly rent - Tay Eng Long 


Page 1 Advertisements Column 3

Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 12 April 1855, Page 1




Business partners 
Teo Kit (Teo Khid) - Teo Kit married Tay Ho Swee’s  sister 
Lim Chong Gwan 

Page 2 Advertisements Column 4

Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 21 April 1859, Page 2






Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 1 September 1864, Page 3



Tay Boon Thong is Brother of Tay Ho Swee


Page 3 Advertisements Column 2

The Straits Times, 2 January 1875, Page 3



Tay Ho Swee at the Spirit Farm

Singapore 28th Sep 1874

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 10 October 1891, Page 2




Page 2 Advertisements Column 4

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 25 April 1892, Page 2



Page 6 Advertisements Column 4

The Straits Times, 16 January 1905, Page 6





Page 5 Advertisements Column 1

The Straits Times, 18 January 1905, Page 5





THE SUPREME COURT.

Eastern Daily Mail and Straits Morning Advertiser, 1 August 1906, Page 3



Page 13 Advertisements Column 5

The Straits Times, 26 March 1924, Page 13



Tay Pan Gock died on Nov 15 1923

Wife - Lee Sam Mui

Son - Tay Yang Kwee


DEATHS.

Malaya Tribune, 28 March 1934, Page 10



章芳林與戴河水

南洋商报, 10 March 1959, Page 16

肅明









Eerie find of tycoon's coffin

The Straits Times, 10 September 1961, Page 9



Tay Yan Hong

Son : Tay Ho Swee

Great great grandson Tay Cheng Hwi 

读史劄记二则

联合早报, 5 June 1983, Page 38












“河水山” 地名探源

联合晚报, 31 May 1989, Page 9


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This article has a mistake - Tay Pan Gock is not the father of Tay Ho Swee but son.

Pan Gock wife is Lee Sam Mui and son is Tay Yang Kwee 



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