• National Archives of Singapore Fonds

    Fonds/Collection

  • 29/05/2006

    Record Date

  • 00:17:30

    Recorded Duration

  • 2006001516

    Accession No.

  • Audiovisual

    Type

  • Access permitted

    Conditions Governing Access

  • Use and reproduction require written permission from depositing agency/donor

    Conditions Governing Reproduction


  • Synopsis :

    Four tombs at Kheam Hock Road (in front of Oei Tiong Ham Hall) were due to be exhumed by July 2006. These were the tombstone of Huang Huishi (1881), Huang Huishi's wife, Ni Sima (1881) and Qiu Zhengzhi and his wife (1842). The inscription on the last tomb cannot be read. No family has come forward to claim them and the land will be re-developed by Singapore Botanic Gardens. Ong Sam Leong's tomb (1918) is the largest at Bukit Brown (Kopi Sua). Beside his tomb is his son's tomb - Ong Boon Tat. The Ong family owned numerous properties and brickworks and is documented in Song Ong Siang's 100 Years of the Chinese in Singapore. His grandson is Ong Tiong Hwee, well known lawyer and head of the Straits Chinese Volunteers. The tomb has many beautiful carvings, life-sized stoned Sikh guards, and stone lions.

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