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About WONG Siew Qui, 黄兆珪

Graduated as a Barrister-at-Law from Middle Temple in London in 1910, then returned to Singapore to setup practice. Gave up after eight years and entered business. Served on the Municipal Commission from 1921-38. Conferred the datoship by Sultan Ibrahim of Johore in 1941. Married at the age of 24, wife Ng Yung Chee was 20.

S. Q. Wong was born in Singapore on 23 October 1888. He studied at Raffles Institution and later went to Middle Temple (Cambridge University) to study law. He was called to the British Bar in 1910. He later returned to Guandong China as the Supreme Court Judge. Owing to the uncertainty of the political situation in China, he returned to Singapore to practise law. In 1915, he set up Cooper & Wong Partners but in 1918, he gave up his law practice, and went into business. Despite being a legal consultant to many wealthy businessmen, he still managed to find time for social community work. His public offices included his appointment as a member of the Johor Council of State and Commissioner. As a member of both the Singapore Municipal Commission and the Johor Council of State, he was a valuable link between the two bodies. He advocated for Chinese street names to be displayed in Chinese characters on road signs.







youngest daughter: "Wong Yoke Lan": http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/freepress19611019-1.2.51?ST=1&AT=search&k=S%20Q%20WONG&P=2&Display=0&filterS=0&QT=s,q,wong&oref=article

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