22 Oct '11, 5pm

[TOC] A plea to the President – Discover your roots in Bukit Brown

[TOC] A plea to the President – Discover your roots in Bukit Brown

Wee Chai Neo’s tomb, your grandmother Lee Guay Eng’s tomb Now a bit of history to dig further to your roots: You may not know, but in the past many years ago, there was a group of 36 businessman from Malacca who came to Singapore in the early days when Singapore was just founded. This group of 36 young Hokkien Chinese baba traders, in their early 20 and 30s, from middle to upper income families most in Malacca, too came to seek their fortune in this new city. Although they came from well to do families, business at that time was still considered risky. They have alliances with the Europeans, and can take goods on credit with them, but depending on the business situation, they will have to pay the Europeans with equivalent goods or cash in a few months. Sometimes if the goods cannot be sold within this period, they would have to “lelong” the goods, resulting in financial pr...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/10/a-plea-to-the-preside...

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