Sunday, February 1, 2015

Gertrude Chung and Ong Tiang Wee, Marriage September 1932, London.

Singapore Daily News, 10 October 1932, Page 4


Mr. Tiang Wee Ong


Marriage To Miss Chung Tiam Fook.

(From our own correspondent.)
London. Sept. 23.

Mr. Tiang Wee Ong, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ong Boon Tat, of Singapore, was married at London Registry Office last Saturday to Miss Gertrude Chung Tiam Fook, only daughter of Mr. William chung Tiam Fook, a wealthy diamond merchant of British Guiana, and Mrs. Chung Tiam Fook. 

The reception was held yesterday, at a Kengsington hotel, where a large number of the bride and bridegroom's English and Malayan friends assembled. Mr. Ong Boon Tat received the guests as they arrived, and apologised for the absence of his wife who, he said, felt that the long journey from Singapore to London would have been too much for her. 

The bride, who looked charmingly pretty, and wore a beautiful frock of black and white silk, cut the cake amidst much applause and then Mr. Leighton Piper, an old friend of her family, proposed the health of Mr. and Mrs. Tiang Wee Ong. He had had the pleasure, he said, of knowing the bride for rather more than five years, and during that time he had learnt to admire her qualities of heart and head. He had not been acquainted with the bridegroom for so long, but he knew him well enough to be able to assure them that he was the worthy son of a worthy father. (Applause). 

After the bridegroom had made a short speech in reply, Mr. Ong Boon Tat thanked the guests for their attendance and good wishes, on behalf of Mr.s Ong Boon Tat and himself. The band then played and the guests enjoyed a delightful the dansant. 

Among the Malayans present I noticed Mr. and Mrs. H. Hibbert, Mr. F. G. Blair and Mr. George Hibbert.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Miss Cheah Choo Bee and Mr. Chew Boon Ee, Marriage February 1922, Penang

The Straits Times, 23 February 1922, Page 8 

There was a large attendance on Monday at 62, Seang Tek Road, Penang, when the wedding took place of Mr. Chew Boon Ee, managing partner of the Boon Pharmacy, second son of Mr. Chew Cheng Keat, and the popular Football Captain of the local Chinese Recreation Club and Miss Cheah Choo Bee, only daughter of Mr. Cheah Eng Keat of Kladi Villa, 133, Kelawei Road, Penang. After the dinner the guests repaired to the bride's residence, where the customary cup of tea was partaken of by them. The wedding pppresents were numerous and valuable.

Miss Ooi Siew Hooi and Mr. Chew Boon Tat, Marriage May 1933, Penang

The Straits Times, 3 May 1933, Page 12 

The wedding took place on Sunday in Penang of Mr. Chew Boon Tat, fourth son of the late Mr. Chew Cheng Keat and brother of Mr. Chew Boon Chuan of Boon Pharmacy, and Miss Ooi Siew Hooi the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ooi Kum Hock of Cantonment Road.

Miss Leong Hean Inn and Mr. Chew Hoon Huck, Marriage March 1935, Penang

The Straits Times, 16 March 1935, Page 16 

The marriage took place last Saturday at Penang of Mr. Chew Hoon Huck, fifth son of the late Mr. Chew Cheng Keat and of Mrs. Chew Cheng Keat, and Miss Leong Hean Inn, only daughter of the late Mr. Leong Fook Chee and of Mrs. Leong Fook Chee. The ceremony, which was in the old style, was solemnised at the bride's residence, in Love Lane, the bridegroom's residence, 62 Seang Tek Road, and the Pitt Street Chinese Temple. Mr. Chew Boon Ee, of the Boon Pharmacy, entertained a number of friends to dinner at his residence, 62, Seang Tek Road, in the evening.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2nd Daughter of Mr. Ong Sam Leong and Mr. Yean Chuan, Marriage 2 Oct. 1906, Singapore

The Straits Times, 3 October 1906, Page 5


A fashionable Straits Chinese wedding was celebrated yesterday afternoon, when Mr. Puey Yean Chuan, son of Mr. Puey Eng Hong, married the second daughter of Mr. Ong Sam Leong. The reception was held in both residences of two parties. The wedding procession, starting first from the bride's house to the bridegroom's place, consisted of the usual Chinese wedding music, a Manila brass band following at the rear of the newly married couple's carriages and also a number of Straits babas and nonyas who are relatives and friends of the bridegroom. The ceremony was quite a gay one, and the carriages drawn by pairs of horses of the bride and bridegroom were also nicely decorated with red cloth &c. Messrs. Ong Sam Leong and Puey Eng Hong are well-known and highly-esteemed residents of Singapore and are both joint partners in business and contractors of the Christmas Island Phosphate Co. Ltd.

Kan Kim Kee and Chan Yen Soon, Marriage 4 May 1906, Singapore

The Straits Times, 5 May 1906, Page 5

Chan Yen Soon— Kan Kim Kee 

A fashionable Straits Chinese Wedding was celebrated yesterday afternoon in Stanley Street, when Mr. Chan Yen Soon, fourth son of Mr. Chan Kim Boon, married Miss Kan Kim Kee, a daughter of Mr. Kan Teow Koh's. The reception was held at No. 9 Stanley Street, the residence of Mr. Chan Kim Boon. Mr. Chan Kim Boon, the bridegroom's father, is a well-known and highly esteemed resident of Singapore, having been for over forty years employed as head book-keeper and cashier to Messrs. Donaldson and Burkinshaw. Amongst the European guests at the wedding were the Hon. H. Fort, Dr. and Miss Galloway, Mr. C. Dunlop, Mr. and Mrs. Knowles, Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Jennings, and the Miss Jennings, Messrs Gilbert S. Carver, B. G. H. Johnson, H. Millard, C. G. Emerson, and C. Everett. The guests were shown over the bride's room, which was gorgeously decorated. The guests then tasted a number of Chinese sweets, of which there were a great variety, and drank the health of the happy couple in champagne.

3rd Daughter of Mr. Tan Jiak Chuan and Mr. Chia Teck Chye, Marriage 7 Dec 1905, Singapore

Eastern Daily Mail and Straits Morning Advertiser, 13 December 1905, Page 3


Monday night witnessed the conclusion of the three day's festivities in connection with the marriage of Mr. Chia Teck Chye, the son of Mr. Chia Guan Heng, with the third daughter of Mr. Tan Jiak Chuan.

The Chinese ceremonial pertaining to wedding functions was observed in its entirety.

The marriage proper came off on the 7th inst. On Monday night a reception was held at the residence of the bridegroom when over a hundred guests were present to partake of his hospitality. The Town and Volunteer Band was in attendance.