This page tells you a story of my journey to treasure hunt every documents in every places in the world that sold me.
Its my little story :
MY LABOUR OF LOVE
Prestige Singapore in September 12th Anniversary featured 12 Mystery Owner of Great Collection. September 2012 PRESTIGE SINGAPORE Simon Monteiro was one of the mystery owners. My Rare Paper Collection was presented The Main Document Presented was Sir Stamford Raffles Autograph & A 1942 Newspaper of Japanese Invasion of Singapore- The Baltimore Post A little story of my Prized Document.
A Laymen’s Dream to start a Land & Real Estate Museum in 2014-2015- The Dream lasted 2 years.
53 Blair Rd – I house a Art & Manuscript Gallery in a 5000sqft Old late 1800’s Shophouse.
Click on the picture above to see my 53 Blair Road Museum
Its haunted by the way…really , it happens a few times to us
THE EDGE MAGAZINE SINGAPORE EDITION CAME TO 53 BLAIR
I had my first combined exhibition with Keppel Land SG50 where I get to feature my documents for the first time. Nov 2015.
A 50 Days Travelling Exhibition.
KEPPEL LAND & HISTORICAL LAND
MY FIRST LAND DEED EXHIBITION
Sir Henry Keppel Portrait
Sir Henry Keppel Autograph
The Autograph of Our Founder Sir Stamford Raffles
The Singapore Harbour Map 1932
A very detailed map I purchased in a USA bookshop
The First Land Deed of The Sultan’s Land at Kampong Glam
Signed By Sultan Ali Iskander Shah & Haji Fatimah
Land Deed 1845
The Deeds I displayed with relation to the Building’s Provenance
Signed By Chief Surveyor in Singapore 1914
Autographed Document signed by John Prince , Samuel George Bonham and the first Governor of the Straits Settlements Robert Fullerton.
A Deed with the Autograph of Sir Cecil Clementi Smith.
Sir Cecil Clementi Smith’s original hand writing for a land deed in Raffles Quay in 1891…
Cecil Street, Clementi & Smith Street was named after this great man.
Early Queen Scholars.
In British Malaya, the first scholarships, originally known as the Higher Scholarships, subsequently renamed the Queen’s Scholarship were founded in 1885 by Sir Cecil Clementi Smith, the Governor of the Straits Settlements, in honour of Queen Victoria. The first recipients of the scholarship in 1886 were Charles Angus and James Aitken. Below is the autograph of James Aitken
Sir Ong Song Siang & James Aitken
Both Great Lawyers of the Colonial Times
The Great Colonial Architects. Swan & Maclaren
The Autographs of two of the greatest architects of Colonial Singapore
Swan & Maclaren is generally accepted as one of the oldest architectural firms in Singapore. Started as Swan & Lermit in 1887, this document with the autograph of Archibald Alexandra Swan & James Wadell Boyd Maclaren for a sale of property in Telok Ayer district
One of the sub divided plots of the famous Prinsep Estate.
Founder of St. Joseph’s Institution, Father Jean-Marie Beurel’s autograph as seen here in this land deed where he acted as a trustee in an Indenture dated 1st March 1859
Well 2016 I am looking for someone as passionate as me to take over my
“Autographs of Colonial Singapore Collection” A Real Estate Story”
Dr Julian Davison have been training me to be a budding architectural historian for years and my idol of architectural historian is Dr Julian Davison and the Late Lee Kip Lin.
The Most Important Word In A Man Desire To Excel is Passion
If he have Passion , his work become his ART of himself