Chew Joon Hiang 周潤亨
Chew Joon Hiang
Pics and write up of Heap Eng Moh taken from Twenty Century impressions of British Malaya
Heap Eng Moh & Co.
The firm trading under this name is one of the oldest and most important of Chinese steamship
agencies in the colony. Established more than thirty years ago, it has played an important part in the development of the local coastal trade, and, of late years, in the trade with Java and Chinese
ports. The managing partner is Mr. Chew Joon Hiang. The fleet which the company represent consists of the Zweena and Evendale (owned by Mr. Chew Joon Hiang) and the Giang Ann, Giang Seng, Merapi, and Simongan (owned by the Samarang Steamship Navigation Company).
These vessels maintain a regular fortnightly service between Singapore and Batavia, Cheribon, and Samarang, and a monthly service between Singapore, Swatow,
and Amoy. They have good accommodation for all classes of passengers. The Merapi,
which is on the China run, is a very up-to-date boat, and can carry 48 first class, 24 second class, and 1,200 deck passengers.
The principal partner of the Samarang Steamship Navigation Company is Mayor Oei Teong Ham, a native and resident of Java, and a Dutch subject, who
owns several sugar plantations in Java and is one of the best known merchants in the Dutch colony. He has, also, a saw-mill at Kallang Road, Singapore, and other interests in the Straits Settlements. At the Singapore office Mr. Lee Hoon Leong is the right-hand man in the
shipping business. He is a native of Singapore and speaks English perfectly, having finished
his education at Raffles School.
Heap Eng Moh office at 22 Telok Ayer Street
From Song Ong Siang book - One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in Singapore
Chew Joon Hiang, on the other hand, concentrated his attention on the business of shipowner and ship's agent. He started chop Heap Eng Moh in 1880, and for many years was consignee of German and Austrian steamers trading to China and Dutch ports. In 1912 he sold the business to Mr Oei Tiong Ham, the Chinese Mayor of Samarang, who converted it into a limited liability company under the name of the Heap Eng Moh Steamship Co Ltd, owning the largest share there-
in. Mr Chew Joon Hiang became the first managing director. This line of steamers runs between Singapore and Java, the fleet consisting of the Giang Seng, Ban Hong Liong, Edendale, Ban Poh Guan, Giang Ann and Soon Ann. The present managing director of the Heap Eng Moh SS Co Ltd is Mr Lee Hoon Leong, who was born in Singapore in 1873 and educated at Raffles Institution. He has the distinction of being the father of Dr Lee Choo Neo, the first Straits Chinese lady who qualified from the local Medical School.
Page 2 Advertisements Column 4
The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 30 March 1914, Page 2
Lat Pau, May 2, 1916 news
1916 May 2
Chew Joon Hiang
Former Chinese Chamber of Commerce committee member
Tao Nan School Director
Po Keung Kok member
Born in 1850, age 66
Died on Apr 28, 1916, at his residence at Amoy Street “Chop Kimsha” 金沙號, Kim Sha is his ancestry place
Born 1851, age 66, leaving behind his principal wife and other wives.
He has 12 sons but the first two predecessed him,
4 daughters , 8 grandsons , 7 granddaughters and 1 great grandson .
Funeral May 7 to Alexandra Cemetery
See Tiong Wah
Lim Kwee Eng
Tan Sian Cheng
See Boo Ih
Khoo Siok Wan
Chew Joo Chiat
Based on this obituary, it is clear Chew Joon Hiang death date should be 28th Apr 1916 and not 28 May 1916
COURT OF APPEAL.
The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (Weekly), 27 June 1923, Page 405
Mrs Chew Joon Hiang nee Lee Peck Neo
Lee Peck Neo
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1
Malaya Tribune., 3 June 1918, Page 7
Died 28th May 1916
115 Telok Ayer Street
Lim Tiong See Neo (29 Tank Road)
Action Between Partners.
The Straits Times, 27 October 1922, Page 10
ACTION AGAINST TRUSTEES.
The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 9 July 1926, Page 9
Chew Kai Hock was the eldest grandson of Chew Joon Hiang
南洋商报, 2 March 1929, Page 4
掛沙 Estate Executor
Cheong Koon Seng,
周文田 Chew Boon Tian
Another wife name is mentioned here : Quah Gin Loo (Quah Goon Loo)
Quah Gin Loo is mentioned in the archives as having passed away on 26th December 1929, late of 20 Amoy Street
Page 16 Advertisements Column 3
Malaya Tribune, 10 April 1933, Page 16
Syonan Shimbun, 11 November 1944, Page 2
Wife : Lim Guat Hoe Neo
238 Telok Ayer Street
73 years old
1A 1167 (Coronation Road Cemetery)
ie born circa 1871