MR. ENG FOKE SEIN is a member of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and carries on an oil store and confectionery business in Dalhousie Street, under the style of Soon Hain e Co. His father, the late Eng Lone Shan, who was a native of Canton, came to Rangoon in 1872 from Penang, and started as a contractor. Fourteen years later he became managing partner in the rice-milling firm of Lon Shain Lone e Co., but disposed of his interest in the business shortly before his death in 1904. By his wife, Ma Dun Gyi, he had one son, named Eng Foke Sein, and three daughters. Eng Foke Sein was educated at Rangoon College, and afterwards
Rangoon shortly after the annexation of Pegu by the British, and opened a small retail business under the style of Hup Hin, in the Strand Road. About four years later, however, he returned to China, and died at Kwan Kow in the Amoy district. He was succeeded in Rangoon in i860 by his two sons, Tan Lwee, who was born in China in 1842, and Tan Kai. Tan Lwee showed great enterprise. He first started flour milling, then opened a store for the sale of sundries, next established a wine and spirit and oilmanas business, and finally ran two launchesathe Star of China and the New Superintendent, of eighty and one hundred
sought his assistance for the purpose of establishing a bank in Mandalay. In those early days, too, he was almost invariably invited to attend the public reception of distinguished visitors to Rangoon, such as the Prince of Wales, the Viceroy of India, and Chinese' Mandarins. He intends to retire from business shortly in favour of his sons, Tan Kim Seng, a paddy trader in the Moulmein-jun district ; Tan Yeong Seng, a broker and trader in Rangoon ; Tan Htan Seng, a shop-keeper ; and Tan Choo Seng, the manager of the a Chong Hin,a 56, China Street, Rangoon. He has four grandsons, all of whom are minors.
PEH BENG TENG AND FAMILY.
1. The late Yeoh Gaik Eong (the wife of Peh Beng Teng).
2. Mrs. Ang Koh Wah (mother).
joined his father as an assistant in the mill. Early in 1909, he opened his present business. He is married to Ma Pwa Kyee.
MR. TAN LWEE is a member of the committees of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Strand Temple, and the Kyan Taik Tong Society, and is the oldest trustee of the Eng Chuan Tong Society. He was for nine years a member of the Municipal Committee. His father, Tan Ho, came to
and twenty tons respectively a between Dedaye, Kyaiklat, Pyapon, and Rangoon, until competition from the newly-established Irrawaddy Flotilla Company necessitated their withdrawal. Later on he built a rice mill at Kamakasit, but was obliged to dispose of this after a few years in consequence of sustaining a serious loss. When he was only twenty-three years of age he was summoned before King Mengdon, who, recognising his standing among the Chinese of Rangoon,
MR. YEO ENG BYAN is a director of several local companies and owns considerable real estate. His father was the late Yeo Htean Sew, a native of Amoy, China, who migrated to Rangoon in the early fifties, and, by ability and hard work, became one of the wealthiest and most influential men in the Chinese community. Of a very retiring disposition, he seldom or never took part in public affairs, but he was appointed a trustee of various societies of the FokieneseMR. YEO ENG BYAN is a director of several local companies and owns considerable real estate. His father was the late Yeo Htean Sew, a native of Amoy, China, who migrated to Rangoon in the early fifties, and, by ability and hard work, became one of the wealthiest and most influential men in the Chinese community. Of a very retiring disposition, he seldom or never took part in public affairs, but he was appointed a trustee of various societies of the Fokienese