Saturday, September 8, 2012

Khoo Thean Teik, death August 1890, Penang

Khoo Khian Tek, a wealthy Chinaman who lately died at Penang, was taken to his burial place last Wednesday with all the pomp and splendour which money could command to make it the grandest funeral yet seen there. A general holiday in town enabled crowds of sightseers to swell the multitudes who gazed at the flags and banners, bands of music, gilded shrines, pigs, goats, &c., accompanying the richly decorated coffin, and taking an hour to pass a given point. The actual burial is to take place a couple of months hence.

[Straits Times Weekly Issue, 1 October 1890, Page 8]

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