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.