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Xinhui Clan History Gallery on the ground floor  traces the ancestral roots and migration of the Xinhui people in China's Guangdong province to Singapore and their social, cultural and economic life in Singapore, and highlights the role of the KCWK in caring for its fellow clansmen, preserving and promoting Chinese traditional culture, as well as its contributions towards nation-building. For instance, Kong Chow Wui Koon founded the Kong Chow Free School in 1929 to provide formal education to the needy, its premises was used as the World Red Swastika Society Headquarters during the Japanese Occupation, and was visited by then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew to urge the people to establish a reliable national defense force.

The gallery will also feature the story of the illustrious family businesses of the Xinhui pioneer entrepreneurs Zhu You Lan and Lo Kee Seng of Market Street who once dominated the trade of  tobacco, groceries, local products and soybean sauce from Guangzhou to Southeast Asia in the mid-19th century till the 1960s.

 

Gallery 1

Xinhui Clan History Gallery on the ground floor  traces the ancestral roots and migration of the Xinhui people in China's Guangdong province to Singapore and their social, cultural and economic life in Singapore, and highlights the role of the KCWK in caring for its fellow clansmen, preserving and promoting Chinese traditional culture, as well as its contributions towards nation-building. For instance, Kong Chow Wui Koon founded the Kong Chow Free School in 1929 to provide formal education to the needy, its premises was used as the World Red Swastika Society Headquarters during the Japanese Occupation, and was visited by then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew to urge the people to establish a reliable national defense force.

The gallery will also feature the story of the illustrious family businesses of the Xinhui pioneer entrepreneurs Zhu You Lan and Lo Kee Seng of Market Street who once dominated the trade of  tobacco, groceries, local products and soybean sauce from Guangzhou to Southeast Asia in the mid-19th century till the 1960s.