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Yap Ah Loy [? 1870], 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 7/32

Scope and Contents

108 x 150 mm. A photographic copy of a painting showing Yap Ah Loy seated beside a table. The photograph is reproduced from a painting in the Yap Kongsi, Kuala Lumpur. Yap Ah Loy (1887-1885), a Chinese businessman, entrepreneur and administrator in Selangor, was born in Kwantung and came to Malaya in 1854, and to Kuala Lumpur in 1862. He was Capitan China in Kuala Lumpur from 1869-1885.


  • Creation: 1870


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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 1588.


A detailed biography of YAP AH LOY is available in: Middlebrook, S.M. (1951) Yap Ah Loy. Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, v. XXIV, part 2, p. 1-127.





Finding aid date

2002-05-30 11:50:06+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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