March 10, 2011
New Book Launching and Forum for 110th Foochow Settlement Anniversary in Sibu
Date : 2011 March 13th - Sunday
Time : 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Venue : Kingwood Hotel in Sibu
Topic : Foochow Settlement in Sibu : Pioneering Spirit
The event will see the launching of a new book on Wong Nai Siong the Foochow man who at the end of the Qing Dynasty brought 1118 Foochows to settle in Sibu in 1901. The author of the book is his great grand daughter who is residing in Melbourne.
The event will be declared open by the Chairman of the Sibu Foochow Association Mr. Tiong Kiong King. Three speakers will be featured in the forum following the launching of the new book. They are Dr. Pang (the author) and her translator Ms.Choo will speak on various issues about Wong Nai Siong. A Sibu born writer - educator Ms. Ling Huong Yian will touch on the younger generation's perspective of the pioneering spirit of the Foochows.