Ang Seah Im

Ang Seah Im (Group 3 Grave 5)

Directions: Enter the cluster of graves on the right side of the road after the round-about. The tombstone is the grave furthest away from the road and has been marked with a yellow ribbon.

Ang Seah Im was from Tong Ann, Fujian in China. He was a Chinese community leader and had businesses in mining, rice, rubber and trading. He owned properties in Malaysia and Singapore, especially along Telok Blangah Road. He gave his name to a place in Singapore called Seah Im (now HarbourFront), where Seah Im Road is still located. The road is off Telok Blangah Road, and is next to HarbourFront Bus Interchange.

Interesting to note are the English carvings on his grave. Ang Seah Im’s grave is one of the few tombstones that has English Carvings on them. This was added by his descendants for the benefit of later generations because people nowadays may have difficulties reading the Chinese inscriptions on his original tombstone.

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