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Lim Chin Choo and Tan Huck Wan, Marriage 17 Sep. 1939, Singapore

The Straits Times, 1 September 1939, Page 14


The wedding will take place on Sunday Sept 17, at Penang Cot, River Valley Road, of Mr. Tan Hun Wan, eldest son of Mr. Tan Chong Chew, to Miss Lim Chin Choo.

The ceremony will be performed in the old style, the bride's costume being specially imported.

The band of the 2nd Battalion, the Loyal Regiment, will be in attendance and there will also be a ronggeng party present.


The Straits Times, 18 September 1939, Page 11

More than $100,000 worth of jewellery was worn by Miss Lim Chin Choo, daughter of Mrs. Lim Mah Seang of Penang, at her marriage to Mr. Tan Huck Wan, of Singapore yesterday.

The bridegroom, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tan Chong Chew, of Singapore, is an assistant to his father, who is a labour contractor to the Singapore Harbour board.

Married in the old Chinese style, the bride wore a costume specially imported from Penang for the occasion.

More than 200 guests attended a tea party held at "Penang Cot," 317 River Valley Road afterwards, during which the band of the 2nd Battalion, The Loyal Regiment, rendered selections while more than 400 guests, including 120 members of the Tanjong Pagar Labour Co., attended the dinner which followed.

Mr. Joe Fisher "shot" scenes of the bridal chamber, with his cine camera, and also the wedding procession to "Penang Cot."

At the wedding reception the health of the bride and bridegroom was proposed by Mr. H. K. Rodgers, Chairman of the Singapore Harbour Board.

At The Reception.

Those invited to the reception were: Dr. Lim Boon Keng, Mr. E. Tongue, Mr. C. V. Roland, Miss Lily Tan, Mr. Joe Fisher, Mrs. W. E. Russell, Capt. N. M. Hashim, Mrs. J. Jeff, Mr. J. McFall, Mrs. Lim Han Hoe, Mr. H. K. Rodgers, Datin R. St. J. Braddell, Tungku Mahkota, Johore, Mr. H. Weisberg, Mrs. H. Weisberg, Mrs. H. K. Rodgers, Dato R. St. J. Braddell, Mrs. Lee Choon Guan, Mr. J. Jeff, Mrs. J. McFall, Dr. Lim Han Hoe, Mrs. E. Tongue, Mr. R. V. Harris, Mrs. Lim Boon Keng, Capt. T. M. Hussey, Mr. W. E. Russell, Mr. J. A. Elias, The Sultan of Pahang, Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Elder and the Misses Elder, Dr. H. S. Moonshi, Mr. and Mrs. Lim Bock Kee, Mr. D. K. Walters, Mr. A. Robertson, Mr. E. A. Elias, Mr. H. F. Earl, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Hopkin and Miss Hopkin, Mr. and Mrs. Ng Sen Choy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wee Hiap Tock, Mr. and Mrs. Lim Chong Pang, Mr. and Mrs. Yap Peng Geck, Mr. and Mrs. Lim Kian Beng, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Fisher and Miss Dorothy Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Seow Poh Leng and family, Mr. I. Hoahing, Mr. Chin Kee Sun, Mr. Lee Choon Eng, Mr. Lee Geok Eng, Mr. B. Govindasamy, Mr. Hussein Alkaff, Mr. Ahmad Alkaff, Mr. C. H. Koh, Mr. T. W. Hinch, Mr. and Mrs. Titus de Silva, Mr. and Mrs. A. Robinson, Mr. D. TUrner, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Braga, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Earle, Dr. and Mrs Loh Poon Lip, Mr. and Mrs. Chew Hock Leong, Mr. and Mrs. Kwa Siew Tee, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Jones, Mr. O. W. Gilmour, Mr. and Mrs. Wee Hong Kee and family, Mr. M. Hassan, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. John Duke, Mr. J. S. Millar, Dr. S. C. Yin, Mr. and Mrs. D. Gray, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Willis, Mr. D. Burton, Mr. Leong Yee Soo, Mr and Mrs. Soh Ghee Soon, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Cave Penny, Mr. Lee Chim Kuan, Mr. S. Alladin Dawood, the Malay Secretary to the Sultan of Pahang, the A.D.C. to H.H. Sultan of Pahang, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Carter, Mr. B Veliki, Mr. Tan Chong Teck, Mr. John Quek, Mr. Lau Joon Kwee, Mr. and Mrs. Jack, Miss Phang Gek Kim, Miss Nonnie Soh.

Guests At Dinner.

Those at the dinner included the following: Mr. Lee Hoon Leong, Mr. and Mrs. Teo Koon Lin, Mr. Chia Keng Tye, Mr. Chia Keng Chin, Mr. K. H. Tann, Mr. T. H. Tan, Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Rodgers, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Russell, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Earle, Mr. Seow Poh Quee, Mr. Chua Keng Hoe, Mr. Chua Keng Hee, Mr. and Mrs. Tan Yang Lim, Mr. and Mrs. Lim Yang Chua, Mr. Oh Joo Eee, Mr. Sng Soo Geok, Mr. Seow Siew Kim, Mr. Seow Seng Hock, Mr. and Mrs. Tan Khuat Seong and Jeanne, Mr. Neoh Peng Heng, Mr. Ong Seow Sean, Mr. Wee Thiam Siew, Mr. Tan Chin TIat, Mr. Sng Seong Poh, Mr. Woon Hong Chin, Dr. Lim Boon Keng, Mr. Tan Yew Hock, Mr. Yeoh Cheow Beng.

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