31 Mar '18, 11am

A Singaporean love story that broke racial and cultural barriers

SINGAPORE (TABLA! ) - Their love story is uniquely Singaporean, and its beauty lies in the sacrifice, kindness and devotion it exemplifies. When Mr Koh Leng Kiat died at the age of 83 on March 5, his Indian stepchildren and his biological children conducted his funeral the traditional Taoist way even though they had little knowledge of how to do it. Theirs is a family unlike the norm, a family brought about by an incident that happened in 1966. That was the year a car accident killed 24-year-old Meena Jaganathan's husband, leaving her with eight children, the youngest of whom was just two months old. To make ends meet, she joined a construction company as a manual labourer in 1967. After just a few months on the job, she had appendicitis. Mr Koh, 32, who was her supervisor, took her to hospital where she was warded. Desperate because there was no one to look after her chil...

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