Last update: 01 March
Norman Wee wrote
(25 January 2006, 1101 hours):
Hi Ivor and Mates,
Nice to hear from you. Have not seen you for
quite some time. Used to see you loitering at Tanglin Club,
where I still squash regularly. How many Jumaboys were there??
Was Rafik present???
Reflecting, many of the names mentioned are
quite foreign to me. Was it because I left Singapore weeks after
"57" or I was a poor mixer??? OR is the bulk contributing to
this loop from the Elite 9B.
Maybe too involved in Sports and dating?????
to interact. Was the late Earnest Frida in our year. He was a
good hockey player.
I played Hockey and a little Soccer for
School. I think made the combined schools hockey team just once.
Maybe someone got sick and they needed an instant replacement.
Looking at the old photos, cannot imagine
having represented ACS in any sports. I was so small.
Enclose some correspondence between Mrs
(Ming) and Alan Wong who is a few years our junior. May be of
interest to those who still practice the FAITH.
Regards and Kong Hee Fat Choy. Incidentally
most of us should be DRAGON Babes. After the 50 year gathering
should consider 2012 for those that make it. God willing.
wrote (25 January 2006):
Hi Jerry & chaps!
I have been a bit quiet but have enjoyed the
sudden awakening of our motley bunch. I have enjoyed it
immensely & revelled in the many of you I have not had the
pleasure of hearing about all these many years.
On Sunday my wife & I attended the 80th
Celebration Dinner of another distinguished ACSian, Mr. Ameer
Jumabhoy (Class of '37,I think). It was a big 'do' at the
Oriental in Singapore with the Sultan of Johore, Tengku
Bendahara of Pahang,our Speaker of Parliament,Ministers of
State,etc.etc. I was sitting with Mr.Tan Wah Tong,Chairman of
Board of ACS, Lim Choon Mong (YES,our old teacher! Still as
spritely in mind & spirit,God be Praised!), Dr. Robert Loh-previous
Chairman of the Community Chest, and Mrs.Jean (David) Marshall.
ACS was talk of the day!! What reminiscences and revelations
Jerry, we MUST gather together soon, as time
is moving on and there is no better time than NOW! Lets start
planning right away.
Greetings & a Happy & Bountiful Lunar New
Year to all. God Bless.
Jerry Choo Teck Yong
wrote (24 January 2006):
Hey, Jimmy. Fantastic sleuth work! Will
certainly make the reunion happen and once CNY is over. Will
endeavour to corner a few guys here to form a pro-tem committee
Jimmy Ho Chee Meng
wrote (24 January 2006, 2032 hours):
Hi Hock Hye and Jerry,
This morning I had a telephone call from Heng
Fai. We had quite a chat.
Heng Fai informs me that he has no e-mail
from which he can communicate with Class 57. I told him that I
will send him by post some of the exchanges of e-mail between
cohorts. Also, I mentioned to him the likelihood of Class 57
organising a formal reunion in Singapore next year. I encouraged
him to come to Singapore if the reunion is arranged. I told him
that I was keen to be there next year if it happens.
We have arranged to keep in touch either in
London or in Birmingham (130 miles from London).
Heng Fai's telephone number is: +44 (0) 121
I note your inquiry about Soh Hock Chuan. We
were in the same class a couple of times in earlier years. I
will again look into the Dentist Register of England. Best
Teo Hock Hye
wrote (24 January 2006, 1101 hours)
You are doing very good work by trying to locate our long lost
classmate Heng Fai. I have not seen or heard from him since
compling our HSC.
He was the only person who has one year O
level Biology before he joined us in Pre U One. Imagine none or
us took Biology at O level as the school has no facility for the
subject. So his knowledge put him way ahead of us.
Besides Heng Fai, there is another of our
classmate by the name of Soh Hock Chuan who also graduated from
our local University as a dental surgeon. I have no knowledge of
his whereabouts also.
Warm wishes for the New Year to you and your
big extended family.
Jimmy Ho Chee Meng
wrote (24 January 2006, 0302 hours):
Dear Jerry and Hock Hye,
I have today written a letter to Heng Fai and
trust that we will have a positive response. The letter is
attached for your information.
Dear Heng Fai,
Next year will be the 50th Anniversary of
ACS Class 57 and efforts are being made to contact as many as
possible cohorts of that class. In this regard, Jerry Choo
Teck Yong and Teo Hock Hye have asked me if I could assist in
locating you with a view to making contact for the above
I have been informed that you are living in
England. With the help of the Dentist Register 2005 issued by
the British Dental Council, a copy I found in a local library,
I am therefore writing to you at the address shown in the
I trust you are well and happily settled in
Birmingham. Like you, I have lived in England for very many
years, have three married children and a grandfather of six
grandkids. Qualified as an accountant, I have been in the oil
industry for some thirty years. In the past six years Iíve
been back to Singapore a couple of times visiting relatives
You can contact me by phone or e-mail.
Alternatively, you can e-mail Teck Yong at
and cc me and Teo Hock Hye at
I look forward to hearing from you.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Chinese New