Mr. Khaw Joo Choh, eldest son of Mr. Khaw Sim Thim, Governor of Kra, was married yesterday to Miss Lee Cheng Chuan, second daughter of the late Mr. Lee Phee Choon. The bridegroom is six and twenty years of age, and the bride twenty-two. It is stated that the presents to the bride, which will be made by the parents of the bridegroom and his relatives in a day or two, are worth $10,000.
News has reached Penang of the death of Mr. Tye Keat Kwong, son of the late Mr. Tye Kee Yoon, Chinese Consul in Penang for many years. He was pursuing his studies in America whence the news of his death was received.
The engagement is announced, says the Straits Echo, of Mr. Tye Khek Kwang, son of Mr. Tye Kee Yoon, of Penang, and Miss Lew, eldest daughter of his Excellency Lew Yuk-lin, late Chinese Ambassador to the Court of St. James, London. The wedding will take place in Macao, China, where the bride and her parents are now living. Miss Lew is an accomplished young lady and was educated in England. She passed through Penang with her father a few months ago on their way home.
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.