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House of Tan Yeok Nee

Tan Yeok Nee, a wealthy Chinese Teochew businessman, built his residence in Clemenceau Avenue in the style of a Chinese mansion in 1885.  He died at the age of 75, outliving his sons.  Subsequently, the government acquired the house and it was leased to different organisations.  Older Singaporeans tend to associate the house with the Salvation Army as it occupied the premises for about 50 years from 1938 to 1991.  The house of Tan Yeok Nee, with its elegant curved roof ridge, now serves as the Singapore campus of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.  It was gazetted as a National Monument in 1974.

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Written by victorkoo

25 February, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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