Sunday, February 1, 2015

Gertrude Chung and Ong Tiang Wee, Marriage September 1932, London.

Singapore Daily News, 10 October 1932, Page 4

CHINESE WEDDING IN LONDON.

Mr. Tiang Wee Ong

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Marriage To Miss Chung Tiam Fook.

(From our own correspondent.)
London. Sept. 23.

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.


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