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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.

Daughter of E. Guan Chuan and Khoo Peck Siew, Marriage Sep. 1095, Singapore

Eastern Daily Mail and Straits Morning Advertiser, 28 September 1905, Page 3



The second day's festivities in connection with the marriage of Mr. Khoo Peck Siew, son of Mr. Khoo Pee Soon, to Miss E. Chuan Guan, daughter of Mrs E. Chuan Guan were celebrated yesterday afternoon at No. 18, Tank Road.

About two hundred people responded to invitations and arrived there shortly after 8 p.m. Several Europeans were present. Two houses were necessary for the reception, which was carried out on a magnificent scale. The interior of the houses were brightly lit and decorated with silver and gold ornaments, besides numerous silk clothes and scrolls.

After a really sumptuous banquet - sumptuous even from a Chinese point of vies, the Cornwall Minstrels put on a programme of excellently rendered music, besides singing several English comic songs and dancing.

It must be remembered that these minstrels, the majority of whom are well-to-do Chinese, have not long been in existence as a troupe, and are just coming before the public. If they continue improving, they will one day astonish Singapore by giving a performance which Europeans will find difficult to eclipse. The word "engaged" has been used in connection with these minstrels in one of our contemporaties. The leader requests that we shall state that the troups is wholly composed of amateurs.

During the first half of the musical programme, the marriage rites were proceeded with by the fathers of the wedded couple.

The programme is an interesting one. The performers adopted English names for the occasion.

March........"Kings Bajo March."
Song........."I live Underneath."
.............Mr. S. H. Stanley.
Cake Walk...."Hiawatha."
Song........."My First Wife."
.............Mr. C. P. MacPhabett
March........"Italian March."
Song........."The Seventh Royalk Fusiliers."
.............Mr. T. B. King.
Polks........"Cat Polka."
Song........."Hip Hip Hooray for Farmer Jones."
............."Mr. W. H. Kellard.
March........"The Washington Post."
March........"Soldiers in the Park."
Song........."Ping Pong."
.............Mr. L. K. Hickey.
March........"March Under the DoubleEagle."
Song........."A little bit off the Top."
.............Mr. C. S. Gordon.
Selection from Christopher.
Columbus....."Barn Dance."
Song........."I'll take you home again Kathleen."
.............Mr. O. J. Simpson.
Polka........"Dutch Polka."
Song........."Staring me in the face."
.............Mr. N. V. Bedford.

The festivities are to be continued on Sunday.