December 3, 2011

The Zhang (Tiong Clan) Sarawak Building in Upper Lanang Road Sibu

This post is dedicated to all my Zhang relatives all over the world...One of the recent developments in the history of the Zhang Clan in Sibu.

The Tiong or Zhang surname is one of the biggest Chinese surnames in the world.  In the Chinese language Zhang is therefore ranked as a Big Surname. The word Zhang is made up of two Chinese characters "Bow" (on the left) and "Long" (on the right).

Sibu has a large population of the Tiong family. And recently the  Tiong leaders established a Zhang Clan Building which also houses a History Gallery.

These photos will tell you all about it.

The Chinese Character "Zhang" written by famous Chinese calligraphists throughout the ages.
Statue of the First Zhang with his long bow 
Long bows and arrows on display in the gallery
The Sarawak Zhang Clan Building of Sibu funded by the Zhang Association headed by local tycoons.

(All photos courtesy of Steve Ling)

Words by Sarawakiana
one of the Zhangs.

16 comments:

Ann said...

Upper Lanang rd? where? My ancestorial home.
until the Govt took it back.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

This is opposite the Senior Quarters of the Government servants...Not yet Salim...

Anonymous said...

Past Ling Beng Siew ex residence?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Yes that's right..This is in the Rimbunan Hijau complext..almost near the Li Hua Island..or Pau Dow (Treasure Island)Development

Anonymous said...

My surname is alien to you as compared to your large clan. hahahaha! Our Primary Sch, Maths teacher also surnamed Tiong, gave us lots of good brain n calculation same with your teaching of Eng. then. Cheers,...

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Anonymous...thank you for your comments. So you were one of my students in MSS? Thanks again for visiting the blog!!

Anonymous said...

No, I was your student when you were still in Univ. time. After that, I was not taught by you but I always remembered you indeed liked me in the class as me always the No. 1 or No. 2 lol.. hahahah..

Anonymous said...

Not MSS but guess lol? :)

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Anonymoud..you were in Chung Hua School?
I did like all my students. A classroom has a life..and it should be populated by great souls which were thirsty to learn...and as a teacher I have to ensure that the spirit of learning is always moving and active!!


You can remember the short time I was there?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

I also taught in Sedaya during one Semester break/long holidays when Madam Tan took leave...were you there?

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Chang Yi, first home was Salim, then moved down to where the water board was but when I was young, my Ah Kung moved to Upper Lanang road, abt 5 miles.

Ensurai said...

Hi, thanks for the comments.

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