Many of the clan associations in Kuching is Hakka related. The earliest is the “Kaying Community Association” established by FIVE clans. The five clans denote the Mei Xian, Jiao Ling, Xing Ning, Ping Yuan and Wu Hua counties. All of them are Hakka dialect counties in Guan Dong province of China. The Kaying association was established in 1874 with its earliest office at a wooden factory. The association then relocated its office to shop no. 52 of Carpenter Street in 1885 and named it as “Jing Foh Guan”.
In 1918, the Kaying Association operated a school by the name of Gong Ming School at its office premise. The school then merged with Tai Tung School belonging to the Taipu Association to form Jat Kong School under the management of Sarawak Hakka Association. After the war, Jat Kong School became Kuching Chung Hua Primary School No. 4