Blog - My Lim Clan Connection
This time last year, I wrote this blog entry. Since then, my fifth grand uncle passed away and left his daughter and me to continue researching our family tree. I discovered that he kept many diaries that record the details of our extended family. This blog is dedicated to the memory of Lim Chong Cheng, otherwise known to me as Go Chek, who was my father's favourite uncle.
Seeing my great grandfather's name on a plaque in Singapore has been a magical experience. I recently visited a clan temple on Cantonment Road to find out more about my great grandfather Lim Nee Yam. An operator of small lighter boats on the Singapore River, Nee Yam was born in Fujian, China in 1887. After trying to do some online research about him, I was approached a volunteer history buff. With his help, we discovered that Nee Yam had donated a considerable sum to help build the clan's ancestral temple in 1928. Read more.