Tan Cheng Kiat 陳清吉

Tan Cheng Kiat 陳淸吉












星洲日報, 22 August 1966, Page 2





未亡人

吳敏莉

期服弟

長水

率子


錫奎 Tan Sek Kay (Tan Seck Kay) 

錫焜 Tan Sek Khoon (Tan Seck Khoon)

錫福 Tan Sek Hock (Tan Seck Hock)

錫泉 Tan Sek Chuan (Tan Seck Chuan)

錫培 Tan Sek Poei (Tan Seck Poei)

錫添 Tan Sek Thiam (Tan Seck Thiam)


DEATHS

The Straits Times, 14 August 1966, Page 14






新加坡颍川公所十六週年紀念特刊






略歷

本公所名譽會長清吉先生,生長福建金門縣後山鄉

壯歲南來星岛,從事商界

創設和通號, 信用卓著、

生意日見發達。平日對於公益事業,家族杜會,尤抱具热心。

現任本坡福建會舘常務委員,中華女中重事,

本公所名譽會長,浮光陳氏公會名譽會長,

金門會舘信託人等要職;

歷屆蟬聯保赤宮陳氏宗祠副總理兼產業

信託人。爱宗護族之精神,夙為閤族宗親所欽仰。


碧山洋樓之三和通陳清吉 

 
 作者: 陳怡情。 

      陳清吉先生幼失怙,母姓蔡瓊林鄉人氏,係蔡尚拋之姐,水福之姑母也。陳清吉於母逝後,隨父陳睿篆(1859~1902)至沙美做小生意。陳睿篆與東埔鄉陳紫居認識而結拜,睿篆齡長居大。  

    陳睿篆因需要內助,再與洋山一張家寡婦合婚,又舉一子,名長水,之後陳睿篆為求發展,至星洲謀生。然當時碧山族人在星洲,都是勞動業者居多,在碼頭搖舢舨,亦有渡船碼頭,為團結互助乃成立組織「苦力間」(咕里間),提供無眷者居住之場所,凡有參加會員者,除每月須分攤會館租金,另外尚有會長負責會務,倘遇發生糾紛,能有及時處理,全力以赴解決諸等問題。當時同村陳朝來之祖父,父子十人之多,皆參加苦力間組織,得此優厚條件,故被選任為會長,斯時,陳睿篆未有參加「苦力間」會員之組織,每月不需繳費,迨至病危,急需進住,俾有族人照顧,而被會長係陳睿篆之堂叔父,秉公處理,拒不接受其進住會館,因此不幸在外死亡,幸獲蒙其房侄陳智宙(1878~1922) ,為其處理後事,智宙乃玉樹與文選之父,慶耀之祖父也。之後,陳清吉有成,得以將父陳睿篆之骨骸拾撿運回,葬在本碧山鄉之翁厝山墓地。  

    陳清吉先生因父母早逝,十餘歲時,始由誼叔父陳紫居帶至星洲,時吾邑汶浦人氏在星開設金福和,紫居在金福和任經理,實有意栽培陳清吉習商,但陳清吉初時未曾珍惜,時與工人聚賭,被陳紫居發覺,先勸不聽,後告未改,最後一次,紫居於盛怒之下,將清吉喊至二樓上,由樓上踢至樓下,並嚴詞痛責,余若非與汝父有結拜之誼,又何必苦心將汝帶至星洲學商,實冀望汝之有成;既不成材,而自甘墜落暴棄,留有何用。經此痛責,終而痛改前非,專心學業,其對當地土產,頗有研究,得到辨識貨色高手後,經營「和通」事業,竟成而致富。  

      ‧陳清吉經營和通商號  

      陳清吉先生在星洲經營和通商號九八行,本與吾鄉陳能顯先生合股,清吉負責在外採購,能顯在內處理售賣,清吉並提用其弟長水在店內工作,然長水齡雖小,但體大有力,能顯體小力微,有時需要長水協助,喊之不聽,反被欺負,業經多次向清吉告訴,不但無改,反被責備,以其大人,何須與小孩計較,最後能顯心中難忍,於盛怒之下,取出水果刀猛刺清吉臉部,意欲致其於死,差點釀成大禍,倖清吉有大富之命,急閃以致未受大傷,經服藥而息事,從此二人拆股,能顯離開,「和通」留給清吉經營。  

    能顯離開後,旋遇僑領陳嘉庚先生,當時在馬來西亞開設「義成公司」專營樹膠貿易,各埠設有工廠,而亟需管理人才,風聞能顯之品德及才華,深為賞識,遂以重金禮聘,委任該公司總巡,只居其本人之下,全權處理事務,能顯亦不負所託,全力為其經營,頗有成就。  

    民國十五年起,陳能顯先生在故鄉碧山獨資創辦碧山小學,歷經七載,至廿二年因故停止。當時陳清吉先生業已建樓有二年之久,財力雄厚,里人本冀望其能接辦,詎料彼無教育觀念,有失眾望,以致學童教育停滯達三年之久,迨民國廿五年,睿友學校建竣,開辦時鄉里學童重再獲益。  

      ‧起洋樓娶媳婦  

      陳清吉先生,於民國二十年委託其堂弟陳智景先生監工,在碧山興建洋樓一棟大洋樓,分有前後樓,前者稱三樓,實際上面中間只有部分建高而已,四周是平台,三樓上前端造建密堵,美麗壯觀山頭形之彩牌,遮住三樓上,向前門戶之物陋,彩牌邊四周圍欄杆採用水泥花瓶模式印製裝置,建築輝煌壯觀,後棟是二樓,庭院廣闊,外加圍牆,前樓之前設有上下庭院,下庭院左建浴室,右設廁所,竣工時,除原已有之蕃花樹,另外種一棵龍眼樹,迄今尚存。  

    上庭院設龍虎門以利出入,圍牆內並建數間小平屋,以作廚房及儲藏室等之用,後落之西圍牆設有側門,前一樓有走廊。  

    大門橫批之一:〈相國遺澤〉  

    取開基祖陳存仁之父陳德宗,仕於元,官居一品平章事,勉勵子孫效其遺法也。  

    大門楹聯之一:  

    造丕基俾爾昌而熾  

    營新式有志事竟成  

    此聯係陳培松先生所提,培松本名陳伯清,是清末秀才,住東珩鄉屬陽翟派,係乃現陳鍾英之曾祖父也。  

    橫批之二:〈武功衍派〉  

    此披常被睹者懷疑,以謂陳清吉是外姓,並有很多人而問我,余雖未詳,但以此係先賢陳紫居所題,應有依據。余唯有可覆者,以張氏清河,而有儒林衍派,黃氏有江夏衍派,亦有紫雲衍派,吾陳氏潁川,當亦有武功衍派也,問者語塞,未有異議,為此釋疑,有無適當,余亦不敢置評也。  




    楹聯之二:  

    蝸廬竣曰苟曰苟又曰苟  

    矮屋成於斯於斯復於斯  

    此聯係東埔陳紫居先賢所題,因嫌其前楹句詞誇大,爰予謙詞以續對。但無署名,其意是以小慢而增也。  

    前樓大門內製木門板,外加鐵門,以防強盜無法有力攻入。前樓之後,設有左右側門,有木門,門後再製厚木大塊之護板,上設通入於壁,下設涵以活輪推用厚板 擋住木門,中設天井,左右蓋平台,前樓可通行至後棟之二樓中平台外邊,有欄杆上各製寸餘鋼筋豎立至後棟之屋頂高,其他窗戶及有空間之處,亦都用粗鋼筋設備,防禦強盜之侵入,所有外壁建築出唇線,或窗戶蓋有特色設計建築,美觀景色為人羨慕。  

    據聞當時建築費是銀元,未及四萬元,迨至公元二○○二年十二月十五日,碧山舉辦建築活動時,據金門日報刊登,其建築費是三十餘萬元,相差頗巨,然在當時銀元,並未有變動,費人思解,現在唯有冀望熱心人士,考究者採訪與同時間建築之洋樓者,俾資印證為禱。  

    陳清吉先生約於民國二十三、四年間,挈眷返金,為其長子錫奎與瓊林華僑蔡嘉種之女能巧結婚,迎親有迎盛之舉盛況,粧奩飾豐,途眾觀之羨慕。時蔡嘉種與陳清吉均為星洲金門會館董事成員,會館對於家鄉的治安、教育、公路建設等做出極大的貢獻,晚年則與英坑黃慶昌任名譽會長等榮譽職務。  

    陳清吉居金約有三個月,縣長派二名帶械侍衛隨從住宿,日夜保護其舉家之安全,為防範大陸盜賊前來搶劫,在夜間,本村亦增派壯丁輪流巡邏,但陳清吉亦有發給點心之津貼費,以表謝忱。  

 https://www.kmdn.gov.tw/1117/1271/1274/44059

Quemoy (Kinmen 金門) and Lorong How Sun 羅弄後山
From wikipedia. Quemoy, pronounced /kɪˈmɔɪ/, is a name for the island in English and in other European languages. It may have originated as a Spanish or Portuguese transcription of the Zhangzhou Hokkien pronunciation of the name, Kim-mûi.


From Charles Goh

Happy to inform that the Tan Cheng Kiat did own the entire area where How Sun and Quemoy was named.

Phase 1 was bought by Tan Seck Kay in 1941 & conveyed to Kim Lam in 1949.The rest of the area, (which I named Phase 2), were bought by Kim Lam also in 1949.

In Phase 1, both Quemoy Road and Lor How Sun was developed same time, & this news advert appeared in 1961 with those names.


Yr 1969 Houses for sale in Phase 1

Yr 1968 Houses for sale in Phase 2



Phase 1 was 3 plots of vacant land bought in 1941 by Tan Seck Kay who promptly turned it into a quarry for his bricks production


Production factories were built into that area with pte roads serving it.


When the earth has been depleted, land usage would have changed, with land/housing development. So begin Phase 2, with ownership passing onto Kim Lam in 1949.


Same year, Kim Land bought the lands in Phase 2.

Quemoy Road was named as a Pte Road, serving the Flats/Houses in Phase 1.


Both Phase 1 &2 were private roads, so have to draw references from the Public Road.

Since both roads served houses/flats sold by Kim Lam, there is no reason not to believe that the roads were named by Tan Cheng Kiat for his homeland, Quemoy and How Sun

Further reading https://mymindisrojak.blogspot.com/2020/11/tan-cheng-kiat-bukit-brown.html?m=1