SJI scout leader 'Pelandok' remembered for his dedication to troop for almost 50 years

Well-known scout leader James Tseng Yan Lin, 91, who revived the Scout Troop in St Joseph's Institution in 1950, died on Dec 9, 2018.
Well-known scout leader James Tseng Yan Lin, 91, who revived the Scout Troop in St Joseph's Institution in 1950, died on Dec 9, 2018. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ ST JOSEPH'S INSTITUTION

SINGAPORE-A co-founder of the scout troop at St Joseph's Institution (SJI), Mr James Tseng Yan Lin, who inspired thousands of boys for almost 50 years, died over the weekend. He was aged 91.

Affectionately known as "Pelandok", the name of his troop and which means mouse deer in Malay, he would return to SJI to help lead it even after he was posted to other schools.

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