My great-grandfather’s Crazy Rich Asian wedding

My family photographs of my great-grandfather Mr Seah Eng Kwang and his Crazy Rich Asian home at Orchard Road. In newspaper articles and personal documents his home was reported as 198 Orchard Road, except a contrary source that stated 168 Orchard Road (likely the 168 was a typo). Photograph by writer; original images from Florence Seah’s collection.

On 20 October 1915, The Straits Times reported on the wedding of my great-grandfather, Seah Eng Kwang (b. unknown; d. 1952).

This is an artist’s impression of how the former Crazy Rich Asian gentleman looked like, based on a surviving photograph.

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Shawn Seah

Shawn Seah

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Singaporean writer and public speaker, passionate about education, social issues, and local history and community stories.