Name: TAN Boo Liat
Birth: 22 NOV 1875
Death: 3 OCT 1934 in Shanghai, China 1 of Brain haemorrhage
Burial: 20 OCT 1934 Plot 520, Section D, Block III, Bukit Brown Cemetery, Singapore 2
The Straits Times, 18 October 1934, Page 10: DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES -- FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT -- TAN BOO LJAT J.P. (Phra Anakul Sayamkitch). The casket containing the embalmed remains of the late Tan Boo Liat who died at Shanghai on the 3rd lnst. will arrive by the 'President Johnson' due at 7.30 a.m. on Saturday the 30th inst. The internment will take place at Bukit Brown Cemetery on the same day, the courtege leaving 117, Emerald Hill Rd., Singapore at 4pm. sharp. Relatives and friends will please refrain from sending scrolls, music and 'senglay.' The announcement appearing in the press that the remains have been cremated is incorrect.
Bukit Brown burial records show that he was buried on 20th October 1934.
Titles: "Phra Anakul Siamkitch" JP. Born 22 Nov 1875; Straits Chinese Hokkien; son of Tan Soon Toh, grandson of Tan Kim Ching, great-grandson of Tan Tock Seng; educated at ACS. rice merchant; Vice-President, Singapore Kuomintang, 1913. His horse Vanitas, won the Viceroy's Cup in India, the only winner ever from the Straits or Federated Malay States.
Tan Boo Liat was the son of Tan Soon Toh, grandson of Tan Kim Ching and great grandson of Tan Tock Seng. Head of the Hockien pang in Singapore. Strong supporter of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and member of the Singapore T'ung Meng Hui along with Lim Boon Keng and Dr. S. C. Yin and a president of the Singapore Kuomintang. He headed the Fukien Protection Fund together with Tan Kah Kee collecting $130,000 during a nine-month campaign.
Straits-born Chinaman. Well-known on the turf. In 1898 his famous horse, Vanitas won the Viceroy's cup in India, the first time that a horse from the Straits Settlements or the Federated Malay States won this trophy. He had a stable of a dozen racehorses. He was educated locally. He was a member of the Singapore Volunteer Infantry. He was among the contingent present at King Edward's coronation.
He owned Golden Bell Mansion (built 1901) on Pender Road at the Mount Washington side of Mount Faber, Singapore. Dr. Sun Yat-sen stayed there on 15 December 1911 as did his wife and daughters (February 1912). After Tan Boo Liat's death in Shanghai in 1934 the house was sold. It is currently occupied by the Danish Seaman's Mission.
^ The Kuomintang Movement in British Malaya, 1912-1949 by Ching Fatt Yong, R. B. McKenna Published by NUS Press, 1990; ISBN 997169137X, 9789971691370; pp. 12, 23, 28, 259, 260, 287
^ Twentieth century impressions of British Malaya: its history, people, commerce, industries, and resources by Arnold Wright 1908; p. 574
^ One Hundred Years' History of the Chinese in Singapore by Ong Siang Song Published by Oxford University Press, 1985; ISBN 0195826035, 9780195826036
^ Mount Faber by Cornelius-Takahama, Vernon written on 1997-09-29, National Library Board Singapore
A funeral announcement on page 10 of the Straits Times dated 18th October 1934 states is as follows:
"TAN BOO LIAT J.P. (Phra Anakul Sayamkitch)
The casket containing the embalmed remains of the late Tan Boo Liat who died at Shanghai on the third inst. will arrive by the 'President Johnson' due at 7.30 a.m. on Saturday the 20th inst. The internment will take place at Bukit Brown Cemetery on the same day, the cortege leaving 117, Emerald Hill Rd, Singapore at 4 p.m. sharp. Relatives and friends will please refrain from sending scrolls, music and 'senglay.' The announcement appearing in the press that the remains have been cremated is incorrect."
Chinese Hokkien immigrants built the Goh Chor Tua Pek Kong temple in 1847, asking deity Tua Pek Kong for protection. Years later, Tan Boo Liat, grandson of philanthropist Tan Tock Seng, funded the creation of a free-standing wayang (theatrical performance) stage in 1906. It is Singapore’s only such stage that remains today. - See more at: http://www.ura.gov.sg/skyline/skyline12/skyline12-01/article-05-pg2.html#sthash.xkANLpY1.dpuf
Father: TAN Soon Toh b: 22 OCT 1854
Mother: WUING Zi Li
KHOO Kit Neo b: ABT 1879
- Jubilee TAN Toon Hor b: 1897
- Polly TAN Poh Li b: 1898 in Singapore
- Charlie TAN Toon Lay b: 1899 in Singapore
- Kenny TAN Toon Sinn b: 1900 in Singapore
- Lily TAN Poh Tin b: 15 JAN 1902 in Singapore
KWOK Kim Neo b: 27 MAY 1888
- Kitty TAN Poh Guat b: 31 AUG 1922
- Title: ZZ Place Record: Shanghai, China
Author: Place Rec Id [P1587]
Source Type: Place Details
- Title: ZZ Place Record: Plot 520, Section D, Block III, Bukit Brown Cemetery, Singapore
Author: Place Rec Id [P1962]
Source Type: Place Details