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ChuaCC sings Amazing Grace

The Class of 1971 had the pleasure of Mr Chua Cheng Chye (R.I.P.)  as their special guest during their Class Reunion Dinner held on 07 June 2003. In this video, CCC talked candidly about life, teaching, music and singing. He sang “Amazing Grace” towards the end of the video. Video shot by and courtesy of Mak Kai Kin. Posted by Tedin.


ChuaCC Portrait Sketch

There was always much difficulty in getting a proper portrait of CCC. All this while we have had to enlarge old group photographs to extract his portrait. Ben Toh (Class of 1979) has recently contributed his talent to help create this sketched image of CCC for our use.

We will be having signages produced for both the Dewan Chua Cheng Chye in the primary school and the Bilik Wawasan Chua Cheng Chye in the secondary school. The signages will be with the compliments of Richard Lee Meng Ngi (1970).

Sample Signages for the CCC Meeting Room in ACSS by Ben Toh (’79)

Our thanks to Ben Toh and Richard Lee for their kind support, efforts and contributions.



Remembering Chua Cheng Chye

This article was published in the Malacca Anglo-Chinese School’s 100th Anniversary of The Macsian:


Chua’s name funding


Here is the latest from Wong Yunn chii

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Dear all

My thanks to the selfless few who are always there to make things happen, and give us a really good time.

And this time also, to record my thanks to all, on behalf of Vitor Chin, for the generous cash contributions to the Chua Cheng Chye Fund.  The cash amount collected of RM$1038/- will be lodged as a donation from the ACS Class of ’71; and it will be consolidated with pledges already in and those yet to come.  I will keep you up to date on how the money will be deployed.

Yunn Chii

The fund,  with the pledges : 1 Wong Yunn Chii (RM2000), 2 Victor Chin (RM500), 3 Eng Kim Leng (RM500), 4 CL Heng (RM500), 5 Lim Kim Tay (RM2000), 6 Class’ 71 (RM1038)

This is Yunn Chii’s  plan for Chua’s name and let’s us all try to make it.

I would like to know if it is possible to endow the gift in perpetuity
; that is raise the capital sum, and draw on the interest.
Assuming we want to give 5 bursaries of RM100/- = making a total of
RM500/- per year, we need to have at least RM30,000/- Based on
today’s interest rate, say in fixed deposit of 2%, we can raise
$600/- annually.


Dr Wong Kong Meng writes from Adelaide


Chua in his usual chair, waiting for visitors to surprise him, in the nursing home in Malacca. Photo: VC

Dr Wong’s comment in VC’s post: Hundreds of boys which includes me, owe a great great deal to our dear Mr Chua. He cared for, mentored us from the 40’s after the War- he was our dear Scout Master of “dear 9th Troop”; brought us to KL to perform at the Radio Malaya studios, brought us to camp at the Chay Yan Scout Camp at Pantai Kundor, our Carer,Counsellor, Advisor and Inspiration. Our Church Choir Director and brought us up in the knowledge and love of our Lord jesus Christ. His “boys ” have blossomed all over the World. We will mourn for his passing but his love and dedication will be felt and passed on forever . Till we meet at His feet again..

Dr Wong’s second comment to VC: Dear Victor,  Thank you for the  email below. You might not remember that  when you had just  come under the wing of dear Mr Chua ( just like many of us). He asked  me to purchase your water colour painting of the Church of Annunciation on St Pauls Hill..; that is all in blue.( I believe you know the reason  why- as you had just  joined ACS/Dodsworth Hall)  and he felt that you needed  some “help”. This painting has been hanging in my house for the past 45 years! even in Australia. My daughter has it now. My children say that you did visit us  some years back here in Adelaide. My association with Mr Chua dates back to 1942(?)), when he evacuated with his whole family  from KL to Malacca to escape the Japs. You all have done  justice to his life and memory. It will be nice to catch up with you in KL sometime- …I will be 78 years  in  a few months time! do carry on the good work you are doing  to  perpetuate the works of   this servant of God.  My best regards and all the boys – many of whom are unknown to me..God Bless… Yours… Wong Kong Meng. (Adelaide)

From VC: Thanks for your kindnes when I was a poor school boy from KL in the 60’s when I joined the ACS. Your wife, Rubecca, was a wonderful musician and made the church organ sing every time when we were in the church choir under Mr Chua. You were also a keen photographer one of those lucky owner of a lieca camera in those days. How are the photos of old malacca, perhaps you could share some of them with us in your next post? Yes your and your family invited me out one evening when I visited Adelaide and we had a good Australian steak. Your daughter must be one of the few who has one of my early art works. What a chain of good spirit our Chua has brought among us.

Please join in this fund raising project.
Donors to date:
1. Wong Yunn Chii - '71 (RM2000)
2. Lim Kim Tay - '71 (RM2000)
3. MACSIAN74 (RM2000)
4. Vic's Art Prints Sale (RM2500)
5. Tedin Ng - '71 (RM1620)
6. Class of 1971 (RM1038)
7. Woon Tai Hai - '74 (RM1000)
8. Paul Cheok - '76 (RM1000)
9. Chua Beng Own - '70 (RM1000)
10. Class of 1985 - (RM1000)
11. MACS '74 '09 Dinner (RM850)
12. Bien Hock Nien - '55 (RM500)
13. Victor Chin - '67 (RM500)
14. Jimmy Chiam - '80 (RM500)
15. Peter Yap - MES '71 (RM500)
16. Eng Kim Leng - '76 (RM500)
17. Heng Chin Lai - '78 (RM500)
18. Loy Kwee Keow - '76 (RM500)
19. Chin Kai Wah - '55 (RM500)
20. Albert Chan HL - '55 (RM500)
21. Dennis Ee - '76 (RM200)
22. Oh Kim Leng - '77 (RM200)
23. Wong Swee Lim - '56 (RM200)
24. Wee Hock Guan - '76 (RM200)
25. Raymond Ong - '73 (RM100)
26. Anonymous - (RM100)
27. Tommy Chen - '85 (RM490)

Total: RM21,998.00

Tedin Ng -'71 (RM5000)
Donation in kind to ACS primary

In Memoriam

Chua Cheng Chye 1922-2008
November 2021

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