Leader & Legislator: Seah Liang Seah – A Book Talk by Shawn Seah
Join us at the Blackbox at Fort Canning Centre on 23 June (Sunday) from 12 to 2pm to engage Shawn Seah, author of “Seah Eu Chin—His Life & Times” and “Leader & Legislator—Seah Liang Seah”. At this free public talk and engagement session, Shawn will cover three themes: A Powerful Pioneer, A Son of Singapore, and A Descendant’s Journey.
A Powerful Pioneer, Teochew community leader Seah Eu Chin (1805-1883) was the King of Gambier and Pepper and founder of the welfare organisation, the Ngee Ann Kongsi.
A Son of Singapore, Seah Liang Seah (1850-1925) was a successful businessman, a founding member of the Straits Chinese British Association (SCBA), and the first Singapore-born Chinese member of the Legislative Council of the Straits Settlements.
And in A Descendant’s Journey, Shawn will be sharing about his personal experiences in writing the book and engaging the public on his family’s history and local stories!
Don’t miss it—this once-in-a-lifetime talk will be at the Blackbox, Fort Canning Centre, on 23 June (Sunday), from 12 to 2pm. Admission is free, light refreshments will be provided, and both books will be on sale.
“Leader & Legislator—Seah Liang Seah” is supported by the National Heritage Board, Our SG Fund, and the Singapore Bicentennial.