Chye- Heng Lim

1 June 1926–23 September 1985 (Age 59)

The Life of Chye- Heng

Chye- Heng Lim was born on 1 June 1926, in Singapore. He died on 23 September 1985, at the age of 59.

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Age 16

World War II. Japan bombs Singapore. British surrender and the Japanese Occupation. Singapore falls to Japan, which renames it Syonan (Light of the South).

Age 19

Japan defeated. Singapore under British military administration.

Age 20

Singapore becomes separate crown colony.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Lum .2 Dutch: perhaps from a short form of a Germanic personal name, Lieman or Liemaar.3 Korean: variant of Im .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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