Portrait of Mr. Aw Cheng Chye, circa 1969


Portrait of Mr. Aw Cheng Chye, circa 1969
This is a head-and-shoulder portrait of Mr. Aw Cheng Chye (胡清才), Deputy Chairman of Public Life Assurance Company Limited (1967-1969). He was Deputy President of British Red Cross Society, Singapore Branch (1959-1964) and later, Deputy President of Singapore Red Cross Society (1964-1971); Chairman of Haw Par Brothers Limited; Managing Director of Eng Aun Tong; Executive Director of Sin Poh (Star News) Amalgamated Limited and Chung Khiaw Bank Limited; Vice-President of Singapore Olympic Sports Council, St. John Ambulance Association (Chinese District), Malayan Chinese Football Association and Nanyang Khek Community Guild (1960-1966); President of Singapore Amateur Boxing Association (1953-1957), Singapore Chinese Football Association (1954-1955) and Singapore Boys' Scouts Association (North West District); and Patron of Jalan Besar Citizens' Consultative Committee (1968). Mr. Aw was awarded the Public service Star (BBM) in 1964. His uncle, Mr. Aw Boon Haw (胡文虎), was the man behind Haw Par Villa and Tiger Balm medicated ointment. Title devised by Library staff.
Taken from book Singapore Red Cross Society 150[th] anniversary celebrations, 27th April-11th May 1969 : souvenir, page 7