Lim Bo Seng Memorial

The Lim Bo Seng Memorial
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There are four plaques on the monument, in English, Jawi, Tamil and Chinese. Text of the english version:
Major-General Lim Bo Seng
Major-General Lim Bo Seng was born on 27th April, 1909 in Nan-an, Fukien, China. He came to Singapore at the age of 16. After studying at Raffles Institution and Hongkong University, he inherited his father's business in Malaya. Since 1937 he became prominent in anti-Japanese activities. When Singapore fell in 1942, he went to Chungking and on instructions from the Chinese government, he joined the underground resistance section of 136 Force under the Supreme Allied Command, South-East Asia, on 2nd November 1943 as Commanding Officer of the Malayan Chinese section. He landed from a submarine at Bagan Bator in Perak to join the British and Chinese officers already working in Malaya, with anti-Japanese forces. Later he left the jungle to work in Ipoh, but he was discovered and arrested by the Japanese Military Police on 27th March, 1944. He manfully endured repeated tortures to which he ultimately succumbed on 29th June, 1944, at the age of 35. He died in the Batu Fajah prison, a martyr to the cause of a liberated Malaya and to his loyalty to his comrades. On 13th January, 1946. he was buried with full military honours in Singapore.
Erected by The Lim Bo Seng Memorial Committee
29th June 1954
There is also a small brass plaque with the name of the designer of the memorial:
Ng Keng Siang, F.R.I.B.A
[same in Chinese]

The Lim Bo Seng Memorial Committee

The solid bronze roof, and four bronze lions, are all imported from Hong Kong. The Memorial was unveiled on the 10th anniversary of Lim Bo Seng's death.

First Placed in Singapore: 
Current Location: 
Esplanade Park, the Padang