State of Singapore Passport

This State of Singapore passport belonged to a Cantonese female domestic helper, Ms Leong Kun Toh. The passport is dated to 17 July 1963, 2 months before the merger of Singapore and Malaya and the formation of Malaysia. The passport features the owner’s personal particulars, with her profession labelled peculiarly: “Servant,” and her place of birth: “China”. The password was subsequently renewed in 1964 as a Malaysian passport, with recorded immigration stamps to Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Date/Period
1963
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Gross measurement: 15.1 x 10.4 x 0.7 cm
Accession No.
2017-00897
Material
Paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Dr Mark Lu
Category
Documents and Paper