034 Yeck Sung Frame Makers

034 Yeck Sung Frame Makers

Au Yong Wai Choi was born in Guang Zhou in 1931. When he was 16 years old, he moved from Guang Zhou to Hong Kong surviving on odd jobs. From Hong Kong he travelled to Kuching and stayed with his paternal aunt and uncle-in-law who are childless. He worked as an...
033 Century-Old Business Ho Nyen Foh

033 Century-Old Business Ho Nyen Foh

At the beginning of the 20th century, a 20 over years old Ho Nyen Foh made the long sea voyage from Shuangkeng village in Taipu County of Guang Dong to Kuching. Under the recommendation of his fellow village folks, he worked as an apprentice in a tinsmith shop. When...
032 Bishopsgate Street

032 Bishopsgate Street

This small street is adjunction to Carpenter Street and Ewe Hai Street. It is also known as “Little Side Street” (横街仔) or “Side Street” (它横街). It leads to Main Bazaar and at the end of the street was a gate leading to the garden of the Diocese of Kuching. The bishops...
030 Lui Chiu Association

030 Lui Chiu Association

In early 20th century, there were not many Lui Chiu in Sarawak and the Lui Chiu association is considered as a minority among the Chinese associations in Kuching. During those early years, the Lui Chiu were mainly working in charcoal factory located at the outskirt of...
029 Tai Moh & Co.

029 Tai Moh & Co.

Sim Teow Song was born in Dong Cheng, Chao An in 1904. The Sim family was a well off family. At the age of 18, Sim Teow Song was forced to leave his hometown. He travelled through Singapore to teach in central region of Sarawak. Then he went to Singapore again to seek...
028 The Kaying Community Association

028 The Kaying Community Association

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...
027 Chan Ah Koh / Teo Ying Zoo / Datuk Sim Swee Yong

027 Chan Ah Koh / Teo Ying Zoo / Datuk Sim Swee Yong

The two connected shophouses at shop no. 39 and 41 of Carpenter street were among the prosperous shops in Old Bazaar. Three renown and influential families were directly related to these two shops.   【Chan Ah Koh】 In 1844, a young 16 years old Chan Ah Koh decided...
026 Mr. Lee Wing Thong

026 Mr. Lee Wing Thong

Renowned Cantonese pioneer Lee Wing Thong was born in Zi Dong Town of Nan Hai District Guan Dong in 1884. He followed his village folks to Nanyang in search for better livelihood. He settled in Carpenter Street along with other Cantonese migrants. In the early days,...