The Straits Times, 1 March 1913, Page 10
For Yap Yeow Hin family, refer to Family - Yap Yeow Teck
TAMPENIS CEMENT TILE WORKS
Page 6 Advertisements Column 4
The Straits Times, 17 February 1912, Page 6
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1
Malaya Tribune., 15 February 1916, Page 4
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1
Malaya Tribune., 8 July 1925, Page 3
BRITISH MALAYA'S PROGRESS.
Malaya Tribune., 22 May 1922, Page 9
Page 30 Advertisements Column 2
Malaya Tribune, 10 July 1939, Page 30
Used in many private residences and government buildings in Singapore and Johore and even the Supreme Court
In Singapore, cement tiles were both imported as well as manufactured locally, such as by the Tampenis Cement Tile Works located at Sungei Road, Rochor. In operation till the 1950s, in its heyday it produced 2,000 pieces daily and exported them to Malaya and Indonesia. Today, these heritage artefacts of the early 20th century can be admired in religious monuments such as the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, old St Joseph’s Institution, as well as the Rectory of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.