What does Boon Keng mean?

Boon Keng (Chinese: 文庆, Tamil: பூன் கெங்) is a subzone within the planning area of Kallang, Singapore, as defined by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

What did Lim Boon Keng do for Singapore?

Lim Boon Keng OBE (18 October 1869 – 1 January 1957) was a Peranakan physician who promoted social and educational reforms in Singapore in the early 20th-century. He also served as president of Xiamen University in China from 1921 to 1937.

What did Lim Boon Keng do during the Japanese occupation?

During the Japanese Occupation (1942–45) in Singapore, Lim was pressured to become the leader of the Oversea Chinese Association. He was tasked with raising 50 million Malayan dollars for Japan on behalf of the Chinese community.

Which CC is near MRT?

Kallang CC is conveniently located near Boon Keng MRT station. Designed as an ‘open-concept’ CC to make residents feel more welcome, Kallang CC has the distinction of being the only CC to collaborate with ArkHub to attract youth through Chinese pop music.

Who founded Scgs?

Lim Boon Keng
Song Ong Siang
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School/Founders

Where is Lim Boon Keng born?

Lim Boon Keng/Place of birth

Why is Lim Bo Seng a war hero?

During Japanese occupation of Malaya and Singapore, he was tasked to establish Force 136, a guerrilla task force backed by Special Operations Executive (SOE). However, he was captured by Japanese forces and died while interned. He is remembered as a war hero in Singapore and Malaysia.

What is CC in Singapore?

Community Clubs (CCs) are common spaces for people of all races to come together, build friendships and promote social bonding.

What is meant by community hall?

Community centres or community halls are public locations where members of a community tend to gather for group activities, social support, public information, and other purposes. They may sometimes be open for the whole community or for a specialized group within the greater community.

How old is Scgs?

In 1989, SCGS celebrated its 90th birthday and became an independent school, with more latitude to expand the curriculum. On 4 July 1994, after 70 years at Emerald Hill, the school moved to a newly built campus at Dunearn Road.

When was Scgs founded?

July 1, 1899
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School/Founded
1 July 1899. SCGS opened on Hill Street, with seven Straits Chinese girls. It was the result of the perseverance, courageous spirit and visionary leadership of the pioneers, chief among them Sir Song Ong Siang and Dr Lim Boon Keng.

When did Lim Boon Keng become mayor of Singapore?

Lim was reappointed to the council in 1915 when Tan Jiak Kim resigned from his seat,17 and served until his departure from Singapore in 1921.18 He also held various other positions such as municipal commissioner (1905–1906)19 and was a member of the Chinese Advisory Board from 1896.20

What did Lim Boon Keng do for a living?

Lim and Song founded The Straits Chinese Magazine in 1897.32 He used the magazine as a platform to express these ideologies,33 and wrote about the social ills of opium34 as well as the importance of female education.35 Lim also had a hand in the formation of various societies and other publications.

Where was Lim Boon Keng MRT station named?

His remains were exhumed and the tombstone placed at the Bidadari Memorial Garden at Mount Vernon.52 Boon Keng Road and Boon Keng MRT station are named in his honour.53 1. Lee, G. K. (2012). Lim Boon Keng.

Where was Meng Qin Lim Boon Keng born?

Lim Boon Keng, alias Meng Qin (梦琴), was born in Singapore. His grandfather, Lim Mah Peng, had emigrated in 1839 from Fujian province, China, to Penang, Malaya, to earn a living where he married a Straits-born Chinese woman. Lim Mah Peng then moved to Singapore when his only son, Lim Thean Geow, was born.4