Family portrait of Mr. Lim Nee Soon, 1930s


Family portrait of Mr. Lim Nee Soon, 1930s
This is a family portrait of Mr. Lim Nee Soon (林义顺), his wife (both seated), sons, daughters and grandchildren at the porch of his residence, Marsiling Villa, at Cairnhill Circle. Mr. Lim was a prominent Teochew millionaire, and pioneer rubber and pineapple planter in Singapore. He was one of the founders of Tung Meng Hui or Chinese Revolutionary League branch in Singapore (1906); President of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce (1921-1922, 1925-1926); President (1929-1930) and later Vice-President of Singapore Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan (1931); the founder of Ee Hoe Hean Club; Director of Overseas Chinese Bank Limited (1920-1922); and Chairman of Overseas Assurance Corporation Limited (1921-1931). Title devised by Library staff.
Taken from book 义顺社区发展史, page 255