Chua Swa Chwee's parents

Chua Swa Chwee’s father 
周却娘 Chew Keok Neo 

孔孑二仠四佰六十九戊午三月初二日吉 1918 3rd moon 2nd day 

山水 Chua Swa Chwee 
清江 Chua Cheng Kang 
鳳娘 Chua Hong Neo 

Advertisements Column 4

Malaya Tribune., 24 July 1926, Page 5

CHEW - At No 19 Seah Street July 19 at 7.15 pm Madam  Chew Keok Neo, beloved mother of Mr Chua Swa Chwee. Aged 77. Funeral on Sunday the 25th July, 1926 to Toa Payoh Burial Ground

Malaya Tribune., 10 October 1919, Page 7

We Chop Chuan Hiap Seng, doing business for a long time on Alexandra Road (opposite to the Police Station)
as Masons, and now employed in the Hong Lim's Cemetery in a similar capacity, beg to thank Mr Chua Swa Chwee, of No 19 Seah Street, for presenting us with the sum of $800, over and above the amount agreed between ourselves for building his father's grave, owing to his having been greatly pleased with the manner in which the work was executed by us.


Lim Kwee Eng and Cheang Cheow Lian Neo

Lim Kwee Eng (Lim Quee Eng)  and Cheang Cheow Lian Neo 

民國癸亥小春 1923 
子傑 Lim Choo Kiat 
子誠 Lim Choo Seng 



Malaya Tribune, 19 April 1928, Page 8

Lim Kwee Eng alias Lim Tiok Chye 

9 Mohamed Sultan Road 

Lim Choo Kiat 

Lim Choo Kong

Lim Choo Seng 

Sons in law 
Chew Eng Bor 
Wee Peow Yong
Wee Beow Chwee 
Cheang Thiam Leong 

南洋商报, 23 April 1928, Page 5


The Straits Times, 13 June 1934, Page 10

Lim Choo Puan 
Lim Choo Kiat 
Lim Choo Seng 
3 Daughters in law 
4 daughters 
Sons in law 
Wee Peow Yong
Wee Beow Chwee 
Cheang Thiam Leong 

Both Wee Peow Yong and Wee Beow Chwee were brothers and sons of Wee Chong Beng 

Lim Kwee Eng
Cheang Cheow Lian Neo 
70th year in 1934 (ie born 1864) 
Buried at Sin Heng San Teng Burial Ground 

Cheang Cheow Lean Neo was the executor of Cheang Hong Lim estate 

Page 3 Advertisements Column 5

The Straits Times, 5 May 1893, Page 3


The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (Weekly), 9 March 1899, Page 9

Page 4 Advertisements Column 3

The Straits Times, 16 August 1934, Page 4

Twentieth century impressions of British Malaya: its history, people, commerce, industries, and resources Pg 635 

Mr. Lim Kwee Eng, J.P 

One of the promoters of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce at Singapore was Mr. Lim Kwee Eng, who is still a prominent member. The son of Mr. Lim Boon Heng, a respectable merchant of Amoy, he received his education and business training in his native place. Migrating to Singapore in 1876, he became a partner in the opium and spirit farm. Inheriting a considerable fortune, he also went into business as a pineapple preserver under the " chop " of Choo Lam & Co., but during the last few years he has lived in retirement. Nevertheless he has taken a great interest in public affairs, and he is generally respected. He has a family of three sons and six daughters. 

The eldest son, Mr. Lim Choo Puan, who died a few years ago, was, like the whole of the family, well educated in English, and showed great ability. Mr. Lim Choo Kiat, the second son, has just concluded his education. He studied at a college in Foochow and Amoy, and has travelled extensively in China and the Malay MRS. LIM BOON HENG. (Mother of Lim Kwee Eng.) States. He will shortly take over the management of his father's property in Singapore. It is interesting to note that the mother of the subject of this sketch, now eighty-six years of age, is still vigorous. Mr. Lim Kwee Eng is a son-in-law of the late Mr. Cheang Hong Lim, one of Singapore's merchant millionaires, referred to elsewhere in this volume

NB : Lim Choo Puan died few years ago before 1908 

Singapore Businessman in Qing Costume

Photograph of Chinese and Anglo-Colonial officials standing by a commemorative Golden Jubilee statue of Queen Victoria in Government House, Singapore, 26 February 1889. The Governor of the Straits Settlement (now Singapore), Sir Cecil Clementi Smith (1840-1916) is probably standing at the far left, nearest to the statue (in morning suit, grey hair and moustache).

Taken from :
GR Lambert & Co

2 from Song Ong Siang Book

Unveiling a Statue of Her Later Majesty Queen Victoria at Government House

On 26th February 1889 took place the unveiling in the Ballroom,  Government House of the statue of Her Majesty Queen Victoria by the Governor, Sir Cecil Smith in the presence of the Chinese subscribers to the Statue Fund during the Jubilee year

Lat Pau News 1 Mar 1889

Seah Liang Seah, Seah Song Seah, Tan Kim Ching, Tan Jiak Kim, Goh Sin Koh 吳進卿, Wee Kim Yam , 胡心存 (Hoo Ah Kay ’s son) Lee Cheng Yan, Tan Yong Saik, Tan Gin Hock 陳進褔, Goh Kui Po 吳葵甫, Cheang Jim Hean
Name mentioned in Chinese news Lat Pau on 1 Mar 1889 (list will keep updating)
Not mentioned in list
Khoo Cheng Teow (?)

Seah Liang Seah 

Tan Kim Ching 

Tan Jiak Kim 

Seah Song Seah

Tan Yong Saik

Wee Kim Yam

Lee Cheng Yan

Khoo Cheng Teow (?)

Cheang Jim Hean

As a teenager, he was listed in Lat Pau but last among names mentioned. He should be the little boy squatting on the left based on his sister age difference and the youngest wearing Qing attire in pic

Chee Teow Kong 徐朝光


徐欽源 Chee Kim Guan 
徐欽安 Chee Kim Ann 
徐欽三 Chee Kim Sam 
徐迊祥 Chee Eng Siang