David Lim Kim San



David Lim Kim San (b. 7 May 1933, Singapore) has a diverse career in music which spanned over four decades, including educator, administrator, producer, advocate, vocalist and conductor.1 Lim’s contribution to the school band and choral movements began in the 1960s when he spearheaded the music education scene in Singapore, together with an elite group of specialists.2 He is also noted for his role as conductor of the Singapore Youth Choir (SYC) for more than two decades.3 In 1974, he led the choir at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, where it won first prize in the youth category. Lim was conferred the Cultural Medallion in 1979 for his contributions to the nation.4 He was also awarded the COMPASS Meritorious Award in 2001.5

Early life
Lim was born into a large Peranakan family of 10 children.6 His poignant experience with music as a child was closely associated with wartime memories, and the solace drawn from his mother’s singing of hymns as the family hid in the Cathay building’s basement in 1941 to escape from the Japanese invasion.7

Lim’s childhood was spent in Telok Kurau, an area in the east coast of Singapore.8 His education at Telok Kurau Primary School was interrupted in 1941 by the Second World War, following which he spent three-and-a-half years studying in a Japanese school. He resumed his studies in English when the British returned to Singapore in 1945.9

During his secondary school days in Victoria School, Lim benefited from the mentorship of Benjamin Khoo and Paul Abisheganaden, both of whom he credits for his musical and career achievements.10

Career
In 1953, Lim pursued a teaching certification with specialisation in music.11 Upon graduation in 1955, he taught full time at Cantonment Primary School, followed by Bartley Secondary School.12 He later joined the Ministry of Education (MOE) as a visiting music teacher, during which he conducted classes in five schools and worked under the guidance of Khoo, who was then a senior specialist inspector.13 Khoo and Lim subsequently became the conductor and assistant conductor of the Combined Schools Choir respectively. The choir was later renamed SYC,14 and Lim took over the reins from Khoo in the late 1960s.15

Lim and Khoo initiated the school band movement in the mid-1960s. They organised the training of band instructors, as well as programmes for bands such as participation in national events like National Day.16

In 1969, Lim was promoted to head of music department in MOE. His responsibilities included supervising band instructors, school bands and choral projects.17 Under his leadership, the number of school bands were increased from four Boys’ Brigade bands in 1967 till it became compulsory for all secondary schools to have a band, guided by 55 full-time band instructors.18 By 1980, there were 325 school bands in Singapore.19

In 1970, Lim received a Commonwealth scholarship to study educational broadcasting in Australia.20 Then in 1972, he was awarded another scholarship to study music in Japan.21

Lim was appointed organising secretary of the inaugural Singapore Festival of Arts in 1977, as well as the second festival held in the following year.22 From 1981 to 1985, he was seconded to serve as general manager of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He returned to MOE after his stint with the orchestra.23

Awards
1970: Pingat Berkebolehan (Efficiency Medal), for Lim’s work with school bands.24
1979: Inaugural Cultural Medallion for music.25
2001: COMPASS Meritorious Award.26


Timeline
1933: Born in Singapore on 7 May into a Peranakan family.27

1941: Attends Telok Kurau Primary School for a few months before it is taken over by the Japanese during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore (1942–45).28
1942–45: Attends Japanese school.29
1945: Attends primary five.30
194651: Receives secondary education at Victoria School.31
195355: Attends Teachers’ Training College for full-time studies, specialising in music.32
Aug 1955: Receives the Teachers’ Training College’s Certificate in Education.33
1955–59: Teaches at Cantonment Primary School.34
1958: Marries Ruby Tam.35
196064: Teaches at Bartley Secondary School.36
196468: Joins MOE as visiting music teacher.37
1964–68: SYC is established and led by Khoo; Lim serves as assistant conductor.38
1965: Serves as secretary and member of various sub-committees for music and dance presentations at the Singapore Youth Festival.39
1966: Attains Licentiate Performing Diploma in Singing from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.40
1968: Attains Teaching Diploma in Singing from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.41
1968: Becomes a specialist inspector in music.42
1968: Takes over as SYC’s main conductor when Khoo becomes a secondary school principal.43
1969: Promoted to head of MOE’s music department.44
1969–88: Member of the National Day Parade organising committee.45
197072: Studies educational broadcasting in Australia for one-and-a-half years on a Commonwealth scholarship.46
1972: Awarded a Colombo Plan scholarship to study music in Japan for three months.47
1972: Becomes an organising official for the Singapore Teachers’ Choir.48
1973: Composes the first Southeast Asian Peninsular Games theme song; conducts a 2,000-member choir for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 7th Southeast Asian Peninsular Games.49
1973: Organising secretary of large scale musical, The Sound of Music.50
1974: Leads SYC to compete in the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Wales; the choir is placed first in the youth section and second in the open section.51
1975: Organiser and performer (plays the character Luntha) of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I, a joint production with the Extra Curricular Activities Centre.52
1977–78: Organising secretary for the Singapore Festival of Arts.53
198096: Chairman of YMS.54
198185: General manager of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (seconded from MOE).55
1984: Goes to Hammamatsu, Japan, on a three-month Yamaha Foundation Scholarship.56
1986: Becomes chairman of Singapore Musical Society.57
1988: Retires officially at age 55, but continues to work.58
1988: Serves as member of the Ministry of Community Development’s Music Advisory Committee.59
1988–92: Serves as member of the National Music Competition’s organising committee.60
1989: SYC receives the Guinness Stout Effort Award for achievements in international festivals (with Lim as senior conductor).61
1996: Final retirement from MOE.62
1997: Serves as YMS’s executive director.63
2004: Serves as YMS’s honorary executive director.64



Author
Eleanor A. L. Tan



References
1. Lim, D. K. S. (1980–2008). Statement of achievement: Mr David Lim Kim San. In [David Lim Kim San papers] [manuscript]. Singapore: [s.n.]. (Call no.: RCLOS 780.92 LIM); Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, pp. 1–5]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/; Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/2, pp. 17–18]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/
2. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, pp. 3–5]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/

3. Lim, D. K. S. (1980–2008). Statement of achievement: Mr David Lim Kim San. In [David Lim Kim San papers] [manuscript]. Singapore: [s.n.], p. 1. (Call no.: RCLOS 780.92 LIM); Xu, Y. C. (1986, May 12). Youth Choir prepares for overseas trip. The Business Times, p. 8. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.
4. The Cultural Medallion: Inaugural awards 1980: Citations. (1980). Singapore: Award Committee, pp. 6–7. (Call no.: RSING 700.95957 CUL)
5. Chow, C. (2001, December 4). Compass points overseas. The Straits Times, p. 3. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.
6. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 5 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
7. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, pp. 10, 14]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/
8. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 1 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
9. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, pp. 1, 7–8]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/
10. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/2, p. 11]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/

11. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/2, pp. 14–15]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/; Recipients of certificates. (1955, August 14). Sunday Standard, p. 3. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.
12. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, p. 2]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/; Recipients of certificates. (1955, August 14). Sunday Standard, p. 3. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.
13. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, pp. 2–3]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/
14. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/3, pp. 25, 30–31]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/

Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/3, pp. 2, 7]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/

15. Xu, Y. C. (1986, May 12). Youth Choir prepares for overseas trip. The Business Times, p. 8. Retrieved from NewspaperSG; Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/3, pp. 30–31]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/

16. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, p. 5]; Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/3, p. 63]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/

17. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
18. Lim, D. K. S. (1980–2008). Extract: David Lim Kim San. In [David Lim Kim San papers] [manuscript]. Singapore: [s.n.]. (Call no.: RCLOS 780.92 LIM); Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 25). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/6, p. 64]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/
19. Low, M. M. (1985, August 9). Cultured pearls on a ‘desert island’. The Straits Times, p. 8. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.
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21. Lim, D. K. S. (1980–2008). Statement of achievement: Mr David Lim Kim San. In [David Lim Kim San papers] [manuscript]. Singapore: [s.n.], p. 1. (Call no.: RCLOS 780.92 LIM)
22. Purushothaman, V. (2007). Making visible the invisible: Three decades of the Singapore Arts Festival. Singapore: National Arts Council, p. 37. (Call no.: RSING 791.095957 PUR); Lim, D. K. S. (1980–2008). Statement of achievement: Mr David Lim Kim San. In [David Lim Kim San papers] [manuscript]. Singapore: [s.n.], p. 2. (Call no.: RCLOS 780.92 LIM)
23. SSO to bring music to army camps. (1981, April 1). New Nation, p. 2; David Lim leaves SSO. (1985, April 29). The Singapore Monitor, p. 20. Retrieved from NewspaperSG; Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 4 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
24. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV); Republic of Singapore. Government gazette. Extraordinary. (1970, August 9). National Day honours, 1970 (G.N. 2507). Singapore: Government Printing Office, p. 3040. (Call no.: RCLOS 348.5957 SGGSLS)
25. The Cultural Medallion: Inaugural awards 1980: Citations. (1980). Singapore: Award Committee. (Call no.: RSING 700.95957 CUL)
26. Chow, C. (2001, December 4). Compass points overseas. The Straits Times, p. 3. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.
27. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 5 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
28. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, p. 1]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/
29. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, p. 15]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline

30. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, p. 8]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/

31. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, p. 1]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/; Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
32. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, pp. 1–2]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/; Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/2, pp. 13–15]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/; Recipients of certificates. (1955, August 14). Sunday Standard, p. 3. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.
33. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/2, p. 15]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/; Recipients of certificates. (1955, August 14). Sunday Standard, p. 3. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.
34. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, Biographical information]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline
35. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, Biographical information]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline.
36. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/1, Biographical information]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/
37. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/3, p. 25]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/

38. Lee, H. S. H. (Ed.). (2014). This song of mine: The SYC Ensemble Singers celebrates 50 years. Singapore: Singapore Youth Choir, p. 10. (Call no.: RSING 784.0605957 THI)
39. Lim, D. K. S. (1980–2008). Statement of achievement: Mr David Lim Kim San. In [David Lim Kim San papers] [manuscript]. Singapore: [s.n.]. (Call no.: RCLOS 780.92 LIM)
40.Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
41. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
42. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/3, pp. 29–30]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/
43. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
44. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
45. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
46. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
47. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
48. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
49. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009).  David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
50. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
51. Oon, V. (1974, July 23). Tears on stage when S’pore won top honours. New Nation, p. 4. Retrieved from NewspaperSG; Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
52. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
53. Purushothaman, V. (2007). Making visible the invisible: three decades of the Singapore Arts Festival. Singapore: National Arts Council, p. 37. (Call no.: RSING 791.095957 PUR)
54. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 4 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
55. SSO to bring music to army camps. (1981, April 1). New Nation, p. 2; David Lim leaves SSO. (1985, April 29). The Singapore Monitor, p. 20. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.
56. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
57. Chou, C. (Interviewer). (1994, April 11). Oral history interview with David Lim Kim San [Transcript of cassette recording no. 001471/06/2, p. 17]. Retrieved from National Archives of Singapore website: http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/
58. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
59. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
60. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
61. Youth choir wins award. (1989, October 2). The Straits Times, p. 16. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.
62. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 4 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
63. Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 3 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)
64.
Tan, E. A. L. (Interviewer). (2009). David Lim Kim San, Cultural Medallion recipient, 1979 Music (Disk 4 of 5) [Videorecording]. Singapore: National Library Board Singapore, in collaboration National Arts Council Singapore. (Call no.: RSING 780.92 DAV)



Further resource
Pentecost Methodist Church (Singapore). (2007). Celebrating God’s faithfulness: Pentecost Methodist Church 75th anniversary. Singapore: Author, p. 41.

(Call no.: RSING 287.095957 PEN)



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