Yeoh Gim Huat (Tombstone Engraver)
Working from a dusty workshop a stone's throw from the Clan Jetties, Yeoh Gim Huat carves a range of Chinese, Muslim and Christian tombstones seven days a week. With technology and heavy machinery, tasks that previously required a team of seven or eight workers can now be carried out by a single skilled artisan. Modern drills cannot replace an artisan touch and all the finishing and detail work for the tombstones is still done by hand.
Description and photo by George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI)
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