Old photos help expat siblings reunite with former nursemaid in S’pore

Former nursemaid Sin Geck Siam (second from left) and her late husband and three sons with Ms Lynne Copping (left) and Ms Jean Penney (right) at Madam Sin's flat in Telok Blangah in 2016. PHOTO: COURTESY OF LYNNE COPPING
Ms Lynne Copping's brother Richard Wilson (left) with nursemaid Madam Sin Gek Siam in about 1959. PHOTO: COURTESY OF LYNNE COPPING
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SINGAPORE - Ms Lynne Copping left Singapore as a teen in the 1960s. But she never stopped thinking about Pulau Brani, the Republic’s offshore island that she once called home, or her amah who was a constant in her six years there.

The Briton, 72, had kept old photographs of the family’s life on the island, and one of them helped her reunite with her nursemaid Sin Geck Siam.

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