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Tan Hong Gnoh and Neo Peng Heng, marriage 30 April 1931, Singapore

The Straits Times, 16 April 1931, Page 10

The wedding of Mr Neo Peng Heng and Miss Tan Hong Gnoh, sister of Mr Tan Chong Chew, will take place on Apr. 30. A dinner will be given by Mr Tan Chong Chew at 317, River Valley Road.


The Straits Times, 1 May 1931, Page 5
Large Company at Wedding Celebrations.

In honour of the wedding of Mr. Neo Peng Heng and Miss Tan Hong Ngoh, a dinner was given by Mr. Tan Chong Khee and Mr. Tan Chong Kew at Penang Cot, River Valley Road, last night. The hosts, who are contractors to the Singapore Harbour Board are the brothers of the bride. Their father was the late Mr. Tan Kheam Hock, J.P.

About 200 European and 300 Chinese friends sat down to dinner. The Police Band was in attendance, and there was also a Malay ronggeng, while the Wales Miunstrels, who accompanied the bridegroom to the house, played later in the evening.

Among those present were Mr. G. W. A. Trimmer, Mr. and Mrs. D. Paterson, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Battishill, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. F. Wearne, Miss Wearne, Mrs. J. M. Sime, Mr. and Mrs. R. Johnstone, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Walker, Mr. O. R. S. Bateman, Mr. E. A. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Hacker, Mr. and Mrs. J. Tryner, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Wilson, Mr. J. W. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Bell, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Russell, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Hutchings, the Hon. Mr. Wee Swee Teow, Mr. S. Q. Wong, Mr. Ng Seng Choy, Mr. Tan Chew Kim, Mr. Seow Poh Leng and Dr. Cheong Chee Hai.

The company paid their respects to the bride, who wore full Chinese bridal dress, and after the bridegroom arrived congratulatory speeches were made.

Mr. Trimmer referred to his association with the bride's father and brothers and on behalf of the European guests wished the bride and bridegroom every happiness.

In reply Mr. Tan Chong Chew pointed out the difference between Chinese and European marriage customs and said the Chinese bride did not see her husband until the wedding day.

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