Who was Kee Ann?

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Kee Ann (seated second from left) as a member of the Malacca Municipal Council

Jalan Kee Ann is named in honour of a Malaccan planter, Seet Kee Ann (1862-1924) who gave the Municipality the land on which the road was built. He was a leader of the Hokkien community, as his father and grandfather had been before him. He made his fortune in tapioca, gambier, and pepper planting, and as partner and manager in an opium farm in Malacca. In 1895 Mr. Seet was made a Municipal Commissioner for Malacca, and in 1901 a Justice of the Peace. He was a managing trustee of the Cheng Hoon Teng temple, the oldest temple in the country.

Seet Kee Ann

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Courtesy of Sandra Shunmugam

Mother of Seet Hood Kee
and great-grandmother of
Seet Kee Ann

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Seet Moh Guan
father of Seet Kee Ann

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Seet Kee Ann’s grand-daughters
left to right:
Nellie Seet
Sandra’s mother Seet Swee Neo
Seet Sim Neo

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Courtesy of Sandra Shunmugam