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New plaques in Tiong Bahru tell story of ancestors; 60 gather for Tan clan reunion

Published on Jul 27, 2014 2:09 PM

SINGAPORE - Two new plaques, telling the stories of Tan Tock Seng's descendants Tan Kim Ching and Tan Chay Yan, were unveiled on streets named after them in the Tiong Bahru estate.

About sixty descendants from the Tan clan joined Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Indranee Rajah in unveiling the boards on Sunday.

The plaques will give residents a greater sense of heritage, she said.

The board on Kim Cheng street tells the story of Tan Tock Seng's eldest son Tan Kim Ching, born 1829. He was a rice trader and first leader of the Hokkien Huay Kuan.

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