November 17, 2010

World Foochow Congress in Miri 19th -2lst Nov 2010

 What would be the traditional Foochow welcome to receive long lost friends and relatives?
Red Carpet? Twelve Gun Salute? Blowing of trumpet? Clanging of cymbals? Lion Dance?

But then this is the modern world....100 years later.... let's see what the World Foochow Association of Sarawak and the local Foochow Association will do....Watch this blog!!

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Miri is all agog about welcoming more than 10 000 Foochows from all over the world to the city . Due to arrive in the next few days for a World Foochow Congress these representatives will be staying in the various hotels in the city.

Official Dinners would be held in Eastwood Resort in the suburb and the Mega. While various activities would be spread out in various venues like Mega Hotel and Boulevard Mall there will also be golf tournaments and  lanterns lighting up of North Yu Seng Road. As you have guessed the Foochow entrepreneurs have taken over a major chunk of the hospitality business in Sarawak.

Malaysian state flags in front of the new Imperial Palace Hotel


Banner saying Warm Welcome to World Foochow Fellow Clansmen and Women



Even World Foochow Singing Competition will be held. I am wondering if the singers will be singing  Foochow songs. In many singing competitions organisers make standards very high by stating that the participants need to sing a song in BM and a song in English too. And the finals would see singers singing in Chinese and another song of his/her own choice of language. This makes many many Malaysian singers multi lingual. I wonder if Il Divo would sing Jacky Chan's song in Chinese one day. This is no joke.


The Foochow Association Building of Miri.(Jalan Jee Foh)


A huge banner at the Imperial Palace Hotel (forming M Square)


Dynasty Hotel Miri flying a giant banner (Welcome World Foochow Clansmen and Women)



Another banner ...we care we share...togetherness....



 The Imperial Mall also has a banner up....


This unusual celebration is  a 3 in 1 celebration from 19 to 21 November at Eastwood Valley Golf Club and Resort and other hotels and venues in Miri.

It will mark the 20th Anniversary of the World Federation of Foochow Associations, the 30th Anniversary of the Sarawak Federation of Foochow Associations and the 50th Anniversary of the Malaysian Federation of Foochow Associations.
            
Other activities would include a Singing Competition and the launching of a book on Foochow food : Flavours and Tastes of the Foochow People.

You might be interested in having some of the addresses and contacts:

新加坡福州会馆
   SINGAPORE FOOCHOW ASSOCIATION


    地址: 德威路门牌21号,福州大厦04-01室

          21 Tyrwhitt Road,#04-01
          Foochow Building S' 207530
    电话: 62939852
    传真: 62927886
    电邮: sfa@foochow.org



美东福建同乡会
Fukien American Association Inc.

125,East Broadway,New York,
N.Y.10002,U.S.A
电话:1-212-385-8560  传真:1-212-406-7425
美西福建同乡会
Western Fukien Benevolent Association

25,Stone Street, San Francisco,
CA 94108 U.S.A
电话:1-415-398-8618  传真:1-415-398-7819
福州十邑旅港同乡会
The Foochow Association Limited

Flat,804-805A,8 Floor,
Wing Tuck Commercial Centre,
No.177-183, Wing Lok Street, Hongkong.
电话:603-21485059   传真:603-21485084
 台湾台北市福州同乡会
Fuzhou Association of Taipei City

台湾台北市宁波西街,
97号13楼,
Taipei Taiwan. R.O.C
电话:886-2-2303-5460  传真:886-2-2305-2293
旅菲福州同乡会
Foochow Townmates Association
of The Philippine
s
Room 702,Binondo Terrace,842, Alvarado Street,Binondo,Manila,Philippines.
电话:63-2-816-4189
传真:63-2-817-1843
印尼雅加达吉祥山基金会
Yayasan Bukit Mulia Indah
Jl.Pluit Karang Sari V1,
No.1-10(D/H.Muara Karang
 BLOK O/V11 Utara) Jakarta,14450 Indonesia.
电话:62-21-660-3210,62-21-661-0790
传真:62-21-661-0766
旅日福建同乡恳亲会
The Association of Fujian In Japan

KCC Building 9F,3-1-1 Kaigan Dori,
Chuo-Ku,Kobe-City,Japan
电话:81-78-332-1324
传真:81-78-332-5228
澳门福州三山(十邑)同乡会
Sam San Fok Chao Association
Dos Conterraneos

Rotunda Carlos Da Maia No.6,
Bloco'B'1 Andar, Edificio Tin Van, Macau.
电话:853-551-433  传真:853-529-496
汶莱马来奕福州公会
Brunei Foochow Association

Lot 2439 Jalan Bunga Raya,
P.O.Box 162 KA 1131, Kuala Belait,
Negara Brunei Darussalam.
电话:673-3-341-363
传真:673-3-334-373
泰国福州会馆
The Federation of Foochow
Associations of Malaysi
a
3/66-67, Soi Eakachai 38,
Eakachai Rd, Bangkhuntian,
Bangkok,10150 Thailand.
电话:66-2-416-9987  传真:66-2-893-5895
 台湾台中市福州十邑同乡会
Fuzhou Association of Tai Chong City

台湾台北市自由路二段,
二十号四楼,
Taiwan,R.O.C.
电话:886-4-2223-7769  传真:886-4-2206-7228
美国金山八闽同乡联谊会
Bamen Friendship Association of S.F.

770 Sacramento St,2/F.,
San Francisco,
CA 94108,U.S.A
电话:1-415-989-8460  传真:1-415-989-8002
印尼棉兰三德慈善基金会
Yayasan Social Tri Dharma Sejahtera

Jalan Sabaruddin, No.9-A,
9-B, Medan 0214, Indonesia.
电话:62-61-732-1186  传真:62-61-732-1187
加拿大温哥华福州公会
The Foochow Cultural Association

No.5371,Parker Street, North Burnaby,B.C.,Canada, V5B 1Z8.
电话:1-604-298-5372  传真:1-604-298-5308
澳洲福州十邑同乡会
Foochow Association of
Australia Incorporated

Suite 2,191 Hay Street,
Sydney NSW 2000,Australia.
电话:61-2-9212-3953  传真:61-2-9281-8560
纽西兰肯特伯利福州同乡会
Canterbury Foochow Association Incorporated

P.O.Box 8538, Christchurch,
New Zealand.
电话:64-3-348-5409  传真:64-3-348-3386
美国罗省福州同乡会联谊会
Foochow Natives Benevolent
Association of Los Angeles

767N,Hill Street,Suite 205,
Los Angeles,CA 90012 U.S.A
电话:1-213-626-8110  传真:1-213-687-8566
缅华福州三山同乡会
Myanmar Chinese Fuzhou
Sun Sun Association

135-137,21st Street,
Yangon, Myanmar.
电话:95-1-225-676  传真:95-1-251-672
美国福建公所
United Fujianese of
American Association

17-23,East Broadway,Room 604,
New York, N.Y. 10002, U.S.A.
电话:1-212-272-0505  传真:1-212-791-6320
台湾新竹市福州同乡会
Fuzhou Association of
Xin Zhu City

台湾新竹市大同路198号,
Taiwan,R.O.C.
电话:886-3-526-3682  传真:886-3-3571-6609
诗巫福州公会
Persatuan Foochow Sibu

No.8-10,Jalan Central,
96000 Sibu,
Sarawak,Malaysia
电话:60-84-320-445  传真:60-84-324-427
砂劳越福州社团联合总会
Persekutuan Persatuan 

Persatuan Foochow Sarawak
No.8-10,Jalan Central,
96000 Sibu,Sarawak,Malaysia
电话:60-84-333-850  传真:60-84-333-950
美里福州公会
Miri Foochow Association

Lot 1088 2nd Floor,
Jalan Jee Foh, Krokop 98000
Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
电话:60-85-436-075  传真:60-85-436-084
澳洲南澳福州十邑同乡会
Foochow Association of
South Australia Inc.

Suite 3, Level 1, 61-63, Grote Street,
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
电话;61-8-8212-8866  传真:61-8-8212-8886
澳洲福州同乡会
Australia Fuzhou Association

422, Pitt Street,
Sydney 2000, Australia.
电话;61-2-9281-8564
传真:61-2-9281-8564
旅荷福建同乡联合会
Fujian Province Association
Netherlands

A,Paulownastratt 55 8606
XP Sneek,The Netherlands.
电话:31-599-313-236  传真:31-599-313-727
美国洛杉矶福州同乡会
Foo Zhou Benevolent Association

949 N, Hill St.,3 Floor,
Los Angles CA 90012, U.S.A
电话:1-213-250-8887,1-213-617-2245
传真:1-213-613-0306
古晋福州公会
Foochow Association Kuching

No.16-20,(Lot 160-162),Jalan Chan Chin Ann,
93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
电话:60-82-240-781
传真:60-82-240-653
印尼东爪哇福州十邑同乡会
Yayasan Dharma Bhakti
Surabaya Indonesia

No.202, Jalan Kapasan,
Surabaya, Indonesia.
电话:62-31-371-9182  传真:62-31-371-0779
澳洲维省福州十邑同乡会
Foochow Association of

Victoria, Australia
129,Balwyn Road,
VIC 3103, Australia.
电话:61-3-9836-3638  传真:61-3-9836-5215 
民都鲁福州公会
Foochow Association

No.93, Taman Sri Sinong,
Jalan Nabang Galau,
97000 Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia

电话:
60-86-332-072  传真:60-86-332-072
印尼锡江福善基金会
Yayasan Amal Sejahtera
Jl. Ternate No.21,
Makassar, Sulawesi,
Selatan, Indonesia.

电话:
62-411-324-907  传真:62-411-454-288
印尼万隆福州基金会
Mohtoha 229, Bandung,
Indonesia.

电话:
62-22-521-2111
传真:
62-22-521-2111
成邦江福州公会
Simanggang Foochow Association
No.98 A-B,Club Road,
95000 Simanggang, Sarawak, Malaysia.

电话:
62-411-324-907  传真:62-411-454-288
美国福州十邑同乡会
Fuzhou Association of U.S.A Inc.
327, Main Street,
Highland Falls Ny,10928 U.S.A

电话:
1-845-446-2922  传真:1-845-446-2743
泗里街福州公会
Sarikei Foochow Association
No.8, 2nd Floor, Jalan Tok Tok,
96100 Sarikei, Sarawak, Malaysia

电话:
60-84-652-751  传真:60-84-652-751
林梦福州公会
Limbang Foochow Association
Lot 1347, Kg Bangkita,
98700 Limbang, Sarawak, Malaysia.
电话:
60-85-212-273
古晋榕属俱乐部
Kuching Yong’s (Foochow) Club
P.O.Box 1921, 93738 Kuching,
Sarawak, Malaysia

电话:
60-82-258-222  传真:60-82-429-851
诗巫闽清同乡会
Mingchiang Tunhion Huay Sibu
No.44, Central Road, 96000 Sibu,
Sarawak, Malaysia

电话:
60-84-320-936  传真:60-84-320-936
马拉端福州公会
Foochow Association Meradong Sarawak
21 C-D, Jalan Teo Kui Ngo,
P.O.Box 187, 96508 Bintangor, Sarawak, Malaysia.

电话:
6084-692-594  传真:6084-692-594

  And welcome my Sibu friends to Miri today!!

 

 










12 comments:

Ghosty Nana said...

and many red tanglung welcoming them!

Anonymous said...

hi,
so it is back to Sarawak again !
a few years back,from Holiday Inn near the river in Kuching I was enjoying the fireworks for a Foochow Conference
(understand Holiday Inn is no more there)
looking at the associations, please explain why some are "Fujian" and also Simanggang is used instead of "Sri Aman" ?
enjoy your blog, visit it every day !

Anonymous said...

Sorry to have miss this big event in Miri but I did enjoy the one held in Sibu in 2005.Well done Foochows from all over the world !! I am proud too to be one,though I am the least and humble among all who achieve so well in society.Our forefathers must be pleased to look down from heaven and give a big smile.

Lisa, Hamilton

Anonymous said...

what is this kind of conferences about? are they about makan and minum only?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi G.N.
yes...the team(s)are also welcoming the foregin and West Malaysian counterparts warmly at the Miri Airport....with banners etc...Have you seen the tangloong at night? Not too grand though.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Anonymous
Holiday is still there but the name has been changed to Grand Margerita Hotel...Fujian is the name of the whole Province (from which the Foochows come from). Names and addresses remain the same since the day these associations were registed. Hence even if Fuzhou is the better Pinyin and new word used in China the Foochows of Sarawak still use Foochow Association....Similarly Simanggang....(It is like Tiong Suk Ding...will always be Tiong suk ding even if the new Pinyin should be Zahng Xu Zheng...

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Lisa...Clansmen who can organise huge reunions should be applauded. And if Miri can enjoy organising such a big event it should be appreciated. And people (Foochows ) who come all the way from as far as Seattle for example should be given a big hand. I have already met Foochows from Perak and Indonesia!!

They are just so enthusiastic!! It would be a pleasure getting to see the joy in their faces..Praise God indeed.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Anonymous...there are several events - I like to see the World Foochow Association giving prizes to the Bing Sing Memorial Arts Awards (best Chinese poetry or short stories) and also launching of a new book about the tastes and flavours of the Foochows. Besides there are of course the welcoming dinner and a special appreciation dinner. There are other celebrations ane events. Foreign delegates who are interested will be taken to the Mulu Caves. And one of the conferences will be to elect office bearers of the associations etc.

Bengbeng said...

Miri will not be the same for the next few days i am sure of that :)

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Bengbeng


Yes you are right!! Miri has a new language and new "foreigners"....and every one is busy busy busy. Hope you will buy the book and keep the errors under your tender care...( haven't used this phrase for a long time....) thanks for visiting...

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