October 5, 2015

Nang Chong Stories : Geng Niang (Seat of District Office)

My paternal great grandfather and grandfather , maternal grand father came to Ming Chiang Geng (town of Ming Chiang) to meet Wong Nai Siong, after hearing about Wong Nai Siong's mission to bring Foochow pioneers to Sibu. They must have done some official documentation here before leaving for Nanyang.

They would not have imagined that their poor county seat would be this prosperous in 120 years' time.

They left in 1901.

I used to hear my grandmother mentioning Geng Niang this and Geng Niang that...

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