Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tan Kah Kee and Lee Kong Chian Exhibition

The exhibition of Lee Kong Chian and Tan Kah Kee is now on in the National Library.

I went to visit it on Friday and after the visit, I will encourage all Singaporeans to visit the exhibition as the exhibition was really well done!

Just see the rows of ancient tables and chairs above! The organizers managed to bring a piece of history alive and in such a comfortable setting in the National Library!
Alongside this exhibition was the one on road names. But I was surprised when I visited this adjoining exhibition: there were only few panels explaining the names of some road names like Alkaff Street and that is it, so it was a bit disappointing.
But the Tan Kah Kee and Lee Kong Chian exhibition is really very well done! It is free somemore, go and visit and be inspired by the great philantrophists of our yester-years.
I am very embarrassed for one thing I took back home after viewing the exhibition was the fact that Tan Kah Kee was the father-in-law of Lee Kong Chian. I knew these two names since many years ago but this fact did not really sink into my mind!
At least, now I know! and maybe you know now too.... hehe

1 comment :

oceanskies79 said...

Woops. I didn't see this post when I have made my last comment.

Eh....I knew Lee Kong Chian was the son-in-law of Tan Kah Kee as early as I was 13 years-old....more because there was a building in my secondary school that was named after one of Tan Kah Kee's daughters (who's also Lee Kong Chian's wife).

Ok....maybe I can infer that you are definitely not from my secondary school's 'brother school'. ;)

Yeah, this exhibition was really well done.

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