Thursday, March 28, 2013

Chew Chin Chee and Soo Hoo Kum, Marriage, 28 May 1935, Penang

PENANG WEDDING. Mr. Soo Hoo Kum's Bride From China. The wedding took place at the Li Tek Seah, Penang, on Thursday last of Mr. Soo Hoo Kum, sixth son of the wealthy Cantonese merchant, Mr. Soo Hoo Hong, and of Mrs Soo Hoo Hong, and Miss Chew Chin Chee, fifth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chew Koon Seng of China. The guests present exceeded two hundred in number. The Li Tek Seah Orchestra was in attendance. The bride, a native of China, is an accomplished Chinese scholar, and arrived recently at Penang. As soon as the ceremonies were over, the bride and the bridegroom announced that they would donate $100 each to the Chung Ling High School building fund. In the evening over 200 guests were entertained to dinner at the Violet Cafe, Wembley Park. The bridal chamber at 33B Aboo Sittee Lane, was well illuminated and magnificently decorated. [The Straits Times, 4 June 1935, Page 12]

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