Teochew associations lock horns over building in Tank Road

The Teochew Building in Tank Road, off River Valley Road, has housed both the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan and Ngee Ann Kongsi since it was built in 1963. From left: Honorary secretary for Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan Woo Chee Chay, president Chua Kee Tean
From left: Honorary secretary for Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan Woo Chee Chay, president Chua Kee Teang, lifetime honorary president and adviser George Quek and vice-president Chan Kian Kuan showing an old picture of members in front of the Teochew Building, at a press conference yesterday. The Huay Kuan said it intends to counter a legal case by Ngee Ann Kongsi, after the latter attempted to remove the former from the premises so that redevelopment can be carried out.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
The Teochew Building in Tank Road, off River Valley Road, has housed both the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan and Ngee Ann Kongsi since it was built in 1963. From left: Honorary secretary for Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan Woo Chee Chay, president Chua Kee Tean
The Teochew Building in Tank Road, off River Valley Road, has housed both the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan and Ngee Ann Kongsi since it was built in 1963.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Feud began when one asked the other to move out so premises can be redeveloped

A feud is brewing in the Teochew community.

Two major associations, the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan and Ngee Ann Kongsi, are at loggerheads over the Teochew Building, with the latter attempting to remove the former from the premises so that redevelopment can be carried out.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2019, with the headline 'Teochew associations lock horns over building in Tank Road'. Print Edition | Subscribe