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Born in Singapore, Amy LAM was educated and has worked in Ireland and Norway teaching music for 20 years; coordinated events and travels in USA for 15 years, worked at an advertising agency and coordinated events in Singapore for 10 years. Hiked a thru’ hike on the Appalachian Trail/USA 2,175m/3,500km, 30Apr-3Sep 2005 in 127days after both daughters Linn&May flew away from the nest!
Through-Hikes around the world:
In 2008, published 1st SIN AT Thru-Hiker/First Singaporean Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker – a collection of data, pictures, quotes & thoughts during a 127 days hike. She has been and still is sharing the experience through PowerPoint presentations with Q&A about the hike to various associations, groups and societies around the world. Since the AT in 2005, have been doing just short day hikes every year.
2-6 Mar 2012: HKG MacLehose Trail 100km 62mi thru’ hike in 5days.
27 Jul-11Aug 2013: England UKc2c 309km 192mi thru’hike in 16days.
15 Jan 2016: The Green Corridor/SIN 25K 8+hrs.
If interested for her to give a presentation or to purchase the 108 pages book, please write to her. If she is in your area, she will be delighted to share her hiking experiences. After globe-trotting around the world for 8 months in 2008 to gather branches, twigs & leafs hoping to draft her family tree – The LAM Heritage.
Above pix of her paternal granduncle and grandfather with their families. Her grandfather LAM SongKee with his 3wives, children&families from the 1940s. Her father LAM TinYue was the eldest of 15 full-siblings (4 did not survive) and 3 half-siblings, total 18. Amy is #7, the youngest in her branch of 6 full-siblings of 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
Today’s count from her paternal grandfather LAM SongKee and CHAN SweeNgor’s branch, including those who have passed on but excluding spouses:
Blue generation/my father – 18
Green generation/including me – 34
Orange generation/my children – 38
Purple generation/my grandchildren – 28
Parents – Lam TinYue and Tsang MayLan’s branch including those who have passed on but excluding spouses:
Green generation/including me – 7
Orange generation/my children – 19
Purple generation/my grandchildren – 24
Thanks you Daniel Yiek for sharing this chronological graph.
2009’s visit to the ancestral village in Jiangmen 江门 a province in Guandong/S China with a population of about 4.48mil where the ancestral hall and house still stand. An eye-opener trip which created more interesting work to be researched into. Future travels to S China and Borneo/E Malaysia will be necessary before embarking on a rough draft of the heritage trail – the never-ending trail starting from 1905 when her grand-uncle LAM JieChiew and grandfather LAM SongKee started the family business as a mortgage company originally which resulted to banks, mines, properties, etc…
Aug 2013: even more to research and work after recent meetings with her cousins on the maternal side. TSANG. Her mother TSANG MayLan was #5 of 9 siblings from maternal Christian pastor grandfather TSANG WeiHsin and a maternal medical doctor grandmother HSIEH-TSANG KuanYing
With 2beautiful daughters Linn&May, 2wonderful son-in-laws Jeff&Bjørn, six adorable grandchildren Katy, Ellie, JohnW, Sophie, James (5 blonds & blue eyes in the US) and Olai (finally one with darker hair and eyes in Norway!), life is blessed! These are all her full-blood daughters and grand children, reasons to do more research into the family history to trace where the recessive genes originated from…
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