Olive branch necklace adorned with diamanté that belonged to a notable women's rights activist

Notable for her work in advancing the status and condition of women in Singapore, Mrs. Seow Peck Leng was also among the first group of women to enter politics in Singapore's first General Election in 1959. Her efforts that benefited women included the founding of the Singapore Women’s Association as well as a programme she started after the fateful Bukit Ho Swee fire in 1961 to encourage illiterate women to put their savings in a bank account for safekeeping rather than in their homes. This charming necklace belongs to a set of jewellery the late Mrs. Seow donated to the Museum.

Date/Period
c. 1970s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: H1.3 x W9 x D21 cm
Accession No.
2007-52481
Material
metal
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Seow Peck Leng
Category
Garments and Accessories