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The Original Crazy Rich Asians
Join us to engage Shawn Seah, author of “Seah Eu Chin—His Life & Times” and “Leader & Legislator—Seah Liang Seah”. At this talk, Shawn will share about these two pioneers whose names are immortalised in the street names, Eu Chin Street and Liang Seah Street.
Seah Liang Seah (1850-1925) was a successful businessman and community leader. He was also a founding member of the Straits Chinese British Association (SCBA), the first Singapore-born Chinese member of the Legislative Council of the Straits Settlements, and also the pioneer of canned pineapples.
Seah Liang Seah’s father was prominent Teochew community leader Seah Eu Chin (1805-1883) the King of Gambier and Pepper and founder of the welfare organisation, the Ngee Ann Kongsi. “Emperor Seah”, also known as the “King of Gambier and Pepper”, was an influential business and community leader.
Shawn will also be sharing about his personal experiences in writing the book and engaging the public on his family’s history and local stories. (“Leader & Legislator—Seah Liang Seah” is supported by the National Heritage Board, Our SG Fund, and the Singapore Bicentennial.)
Lectures are held either in the Ngee Ann auditorium (in the basement) or in the River Room (level 2) at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555. Refreshments will be provided from 10:30 and the lectures will begin promptly at 11:00am. Latecomers are asked to enter via the rear door.