Pang Siew Peck is a fourth generation Straits Chinese, born at the beginning of the 20th century. At 19, she married Seow Chin Guan and they started a family. This volume is written and published by Siew Peck's granddaughter Katherine Seow as a loving keepsake to mark the matriarch's 99th birthday. Siew Peck's story in this book is told in a number of voices - her own, her sons', Katherine's and her great-grandson's. Between them, they reveal Siew Peck's early years as a young woman born into a wealthy Straits Chinese family, her blessed marriage, life in Singapore before and during the Japanese Occupation, the political turmoil before Independence, and the vicissitudes of being the head of a large and expanding family. Today, Siew Peck's seven children, 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren live in eight countries across four continents. Each year, this extended family gathers in Singapore to celebrate her birthday. In a disconnected world, this family bond is extraordinary. The reminiscences in this book, complemented by numerous family photographs, do more than just tell the story of this family, for they also contribute precious anecdotal information to the known history of Singapore.
Seven Generations and Counting: The Story of Pang Siew Peck
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