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Ong Seah Say (王聲世; 1871-1941, LTA Peg No. 239)



Ong Seah Say was a Tongmenghui member and a leader of the Eng Choon Clan Association in Singapore. After making his fortune from mining in Kuala Lumpur, he returned to his hometown in Yongchun County. Due to unrest in China, he returned to the South Seas with his family, engaging in textile and China goods retailing in Singapore. Ong Seah Say was also involved in the anti-opium movement in Singapore.


Grave characteristics: During private exhumation of this grave, an underground chamber was discovered. The chamber consisted of double-layered brick walls and was covered by seven slabs of granite. The chamber was also designed with a water drainage system.