Philanthropist's 'missing' grave found

Madam Ong Poh Neo, great-granddaughter of Straits-born Chinese merchant and philanthropist Tan Jiak Kim, with her cousin, Mr Lloyd Tan (left), and grave hunter Raymond Goh at the Choa Chu Kang cemetery, where the graves of Mr Tan Jiak Kim, his wives,
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Madam Ong Poh Neo, great-granddaughter of Straits-born Chinese merchant and philanthropist Tan Jiak Kim, with her cousin, Mr Lloyd Tan (left), and grave hunter Raymond Goh at the Choa Chu Kang cemetery, where the graves of Mr Tan Jiak Kim, his wives, descendants and relatives were found. The graves went "missing" after they were exhumed from a private family burial ground in Stirling Road in 1964 and relocated. The graves are among approximately 30,000 due to be exhumed under the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Exhumation Phase 5 programme in the fourth quarter of next year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 14, 2015, with the headline 'Philanthropist's 'missing' grave found'. Print Edition | Subscribe