Friendly face-off at Chinese newspaper exhibition

Eight-year-old Trevor Tan shaking hands with Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu after she beat him in a multimedia game. Trevor is the great-great-great-grandson of Teo Eng Hock, who was one of the founding members of the Kuomintang.
ST PHOTO: MARCUS TAN

Eight-year-old Trevor Tan shaking hands with Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu after she beat him in a multimedia game.

Trevor is the great-great-great-grandson of Teo Eng Hock, who was one of the founding members of the Kuomintang.

He was also the former owner of the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall in Tai Gin Road, off Balestier Road, where Ms Fu launched an exhibition yesterday.

The exhibition, which runs until October, showcases Chinese newspapers in Singapore from 1881 to 1942.

Rare items on display include a copy of Singapore's first Chinese daily, Lat Pau, and 19th-century wooden printing blocks.

Singaporeans and permanent residents get free entry to the exhibition, which will also feature a public lecture in Mandarin by former Lianhe Zaobao news editor Lim Jim Koon in July.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 29, 2016, with the headline 'Friendly face-off at Chinese newspaper exhibition'. Print Edition | Subscribe