Celebrating S’pore’s early pioneers on the King of Gambier’s bicentenary

Mr Shawn Seah, fifth generation descendant of Seah Eu Chin, has written a series of children’s books called 'Our Amazing Pioneers'. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
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SINGAPORE - Two hundred years ago, an 18-year-old Teochew migrant arrived penniless in Singapore from the Chenghai county of Guangdong province in China.

After working as a clerk aboard trading ships and starting a trading business, he tried growing tea, nutmeg, gambier and pepper but failed despite many attempts.

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