Choa Chong Long 蔡滄浪

Choa Chong Long (Chua Chong Long) 蔡滄浪
Daughters
蔡良娘 Chua Leong Neo 
蔡嬌娘 Chua Chow Neo (Chua Cheow Neo)
蔡春娘 Chua Choon Neo (not sure if daughter but likely)

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Singapore Chronicle and Commercial Register, 26 March 1836, Page 1





THE FREE PRESS. Singapore, Friday, 6th July, 1849.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 6 July 1849, Page 1


Remains of Choa Chong Long was dug up from

his grave in China and supposed to be brought back  to Singapore 




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The Straits Times, 15 September 1865, Page 4




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Straits Observer (Singapore), 15 April 1875, Page 2




Choa Choon Neo died on 21st Feb 1875

Kam Chwee Seng 


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Straits Observer (Singapore), 23 June 1876, Page 2




Kam Cheng Gam



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SINGAPORE DAILY TIMES, 20 September 1879, Page 3




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The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 2 December 1892, Page 3




Choa Chow Neo was daughter of Choa Chong Long.

She was widow of Koh Kwee Long , when he died , she was remarried to Tan Koon Swee 



From Song Ong Siang’s book :


On the 8th of June 1831 a dinner was given to all the influential

residents by Choa Chong Long to celebrate his forty-fourth birthday.

He was born circa 1788 in Malacca, as his father was the Captain China there when the settlement was under Dutch rule. In the

judgment of Maxwell CJ, in the reported case of Choa Choon Neo 

v Spottiswoode, the deceased was described as a person born and

domiciled in Singapore but of Chinese descent'. This description is evidently an error. He lived in Commercial Square, and sometimes gave entertainments in European style to the British merchants and was a very intelligent and wealthy man. After the dinner above referred to, a number of toasts were drunk, including the health of Mr Ibbetson, the Resident, and the memory of Sir Stamford Raffles, and Chong Long proposed the health of the Duke of Wellington. Wealthy and influential though he was (for at one time the natives called one of the hills near Tanjong Pagar, now demolished, Bukit Chong Long), he was apparently a man that you could not impose upon or take liberties with. To this day, the following pantun is still remembered


Tinggi tinggi rumah Chek Chong Long

Di bawahnya buat kedai kain

Alang-nya bisa ular tedong

Boleh-kah tangkap buat main?


Tinggi tinggi rumah Chek Chong Long

Di bawahnya di jual pokok

Gua tak takot ular tedong

Karan gua ular sendok.


Mr Chong Long’s house is very high, under it is a cloth shop, 

maybe there is a snake, can i catch it to play with? 


Mr Chong Long’s home is very tall, under it is a tree, 

I am not sacred of a little snake 

as I am an even bigger snake than it is !!


He went to China in 1838, and was murdered in a house in Macao by

some burglars in the middle of December. He appointed Mr William

Spottiswoode executor of his will, which contained a devise for ever

of certain properties for sinchew purposes, and this was probably the

first Chinese will which the Courts here had to construe on that point,

when it was held that such a devise was void as being in perpetuity,

and not a charity.