紀念先賢

In memory of our special ancestor- Zhao Yu’s graveyard

Originated from China, Taishan, Long Xi. Born 1843 and passed away in 1892 at the age of 50.

In 1887 Zhao Yu and Wong Chun Lum decided to form the Selangor Kwong Siew association. Zhao Yu personally donated a piece of land to use as the association premises. He even loaned out an amount of RM9,000.00 plus free of interests, to the association for operating expenses.

To show appreciation for the great contribution of the late Zhao Yu the association has included in the constitution two payments of worshipping fee of RM150.00 each in spring and autumn every year to his dependents. This memorial fee will end on the 31st December 2000. At the same time during the “spring and autumn festival” each year, committee and ordinary members visit Zhao Yu’s graveyard and pay homage to him.

In 2001, Kwong Tong cemetery Kuala Lumpur cooperated with Selangor& Federal Territory Kwong Siew association in the beautification of Zhao Yu’s graveyard. When we had finished the beautification of the graveyard we invited the Deputy Minister Tan Chai Ho to a special ceremony and officiated the occasion. Other dignitaries were also invited. They were the Member of Parliament for Bukit Bintang YB Fong Kui Lun; Kwong Tong Cemetery Kuala Lumpur President Mr Kok Tat Min; Selangor & Federal Territory President Mr Lee Chun Kong and committee members and Zhao Yu’s grand daughter.

Over the past century, besides Zhao Yu’s great contributions to the association, there were numerous other people who had helped and expanded Kwong Siew association to become a grand association today. They were Loke Yew, Yap Kwan Seng, Cheong Yoke Choy, …………….

All these people were not afraid of hard work and were willing to help one another build the association to its high present status today.

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