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June 16, 2008

Esplanade Park: Tan Kim Seng Fountain

Tan Kim Seng Fountain

My recent visit to the Peranakan Museum triggered my memory of a place I visited earlier in the year. Visitors who were enthralled by the Perakan Museum exhibits will not forget a large image of one of the generous Peranakan pioneers, Tan Kim Seng.

The Tan Kim Seng Fountain is located at the Esplanade Park. Visitors like myself who go on the National Heritage Board's Civic District Trail ( here ) will encounter this Victorian-styled fountain that was erected in 1882 in recognition of wealthy Peranakan merchant Tan Kim Seng. He donated a large sum of money to the Municipal Council for the purpose of bringing free piped water to the citizens of the Town.

Here is a look at the Fountain in the 1900s.

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Stardust said...

The historic feature is such a fine touch. How could I forget our forefathers who have strived so hard to make life livable? Mr. Tan Kim Seng has demonstrated such a magnamimous gesture with the donation, while I simply used to take water for granted, not aware how hard it was to get good drinking water in those days.

Strangely, I'm overwhelmed with mixed feelings now. All I can say is I'm grateful to Singapore and all those who made the present possible.

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