Home

About Seow Yew @Selegie @Raffles @National Service @University Sports & Hobbies Funeral Photo Gallery Memorial
 

About Seow Yew
About Seow Yew

@Selegie
@Selegie

@Raffles
@Raffles

@National Service
@National Service

@University
@University

Sports & Hobbies
Sports & Hobbies

Funeral
Funeral

Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery

Memorial
Memorial

title: @Selegie Click to view more photographs

This page was last updated on 20 March 2002

pic: Selegie Integrated SchoolI met Seow Yew in Primary 4 in 1966 at the then Selegie Integrated School which had one of the tallest school buildings around. It was a 10-storey building  next to Selegie House.

Sitting next to each other, we started chatting and found that we were both named Roger as a matter of coincidence! In subsequent years, whenever we went on outings together, he's always referred to as Roger I and I as Roger II.

“...whenever we went on outings together, he's always referred to as Roger I and I as Roger II.”

pic: Seow YewSince then, Seow Yew became a close friend, visiting me every other night as we learnt that we were also neighbours. We were only 5 minutes' walk away; his residence in Waterloo Street (opposite Kwan Im Temple) near to mine at Rochore Road (where Fu Lu Shou Complex is standing today).  We also frequented the nearby Albert Street and Bugis Street, savoring the delicious local foods and taking in the wonderful sights and sounds.

Together, we strummed guitars with friends belting out songs by The Beatles, Bee Gees, Bad Company and his favorite Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) hit "Have you ever seen the rain?" Once, we even performed with live bands with him as a lead singer!pic: guitar

“Together, we strummed guitars…we also enjoyed playing the harmonica together.”

We also enjoyed playing the harmonica together. He became serious and even bought a chromatic harmonica which was quite costly by the standards of the day. His favorite numbers were Chinese pop songs which he performed well.

At Selegie, many of us were close and remain friends for life. The boys (Seow Yew, Hock Chuan, Chow Min, Puay Yong, Kin Sze, Eng Kiat and Chee Meng, etc) and the girls (Kim Joke, Tai Peng, Kam Fong, Toy Him and Hong Bee, etc) visited our Primary 6 form teacher, Mr Teo Keng Koon, almost every year for more than 20 years after leaving school.

pic: Primary Six classmates @Selegie

Seow Yew is sitting on the extreme right. Next to him is Puay Yong, Chee Meng, Geok Leong, Kin Sze and Eng Kiat.

The girls standing from right to left are Kam Fong, Kim Joke, Hiang Lan and Suet Hoon.

Standing on the left is our Primary 6 form teacher, Mr Teo Keng Koon.

 

Seow Yew did extremely well in his studies in Primary 5. That year, he toppled the top boy, Puay Yong, who topped the school in our session every year!

“That year, he toppled the top boy, Puay Yong, who topped the school every year!”

Soon, we found ourselves in Primary 6 and preparing for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). Fifteen of us, including Seow Yew and I, from Selegie Integrated School realized our dreams - we were admitted to Raffles Institution! @Raffles

Click to view more photographs

| About Seow Yew | @Selegie | @Raffles | @National Service | @University | Sports & Hobbies | Funeral | Photo Gallery | Memorial |

| Guest Book | About this site | E-mail Roger |

 © 2002 Designed, hosted and maintained by Roger Loh, BMS Computerisation Services Home Page, BMS Computerisation Services
All Rights Reserved