Chapters: Tan Kim Ching, Lee Choon Seng, Gan Eng Seng, Goh Chok Tong, Dick Lee, Lim Chin Siong, Ong Teng Cheong, Yvonne Lim, Lim Boon Keng, Mavis Hee, Royston Tan, Lee Kong Chian, Priscelia Chan, Sharon Au, Tan Kah Kee, Goh Keng Swee, Lim Bo Seng, Jack Neo, Cheong Soo Pieng, Ivy Lee, Tony Tan Keng Yam, Tay Ping Hui, Mark Lee, Khoo Boon Hui, Tan Lark Sye, Stella, Ong Pang Boon, Pan Lingling, Lim Hak Tai, Joi Chua, Kwa Geok Choo, Wee Cho Yaw, Lee Seng Tee, Lee Seng Wee, Ho Geok Choo. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 165. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Singapore-born Tan Kim Ching () who lived from 1829 to Feb 1892 was the eldest of the three sons of Tan Tock Seng, the founder and financier of Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He was consul for Japan, Thailand and Russia, was a member of the Royal Court of Siam. He was one of Singapores leading Chinese merchants and was one of its richest men at that time. He was also the first Asian member of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. After his father, Tan Tock Seng's death, he became the Kapitan China of the Straits Chinese community. In his day, Tan Kim Ching was one of Singapores leading Chinese merchants, one of the richest men in Singapore and had sizable business interests in Singapore, Siam, Vietnam and Malaya. His business boomed with rice mills he owned in Bangkok and Saigon. Upon the death of his father, the name of the firm "Tan Tock Seng" - mainly involved in the rice business - was changed to "Tan Kim Ching". The business was carried on at "River-Side" (now known as Boat Quay) from 1851 to 1859 by Tan Kim Ching as sole owner. In 1860, having admitted his brother Tan Swee Lim as a partner, the firm was known as "Tan Kim Ching
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