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Ying Fo Fui Kun, Singapore

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Ying Fo Fui Kun is a Hakka clan association in Singapore. Its clan house is located at Telok Ayer Street in the Outram Planning Area, within the Central Area.
The Ying Fo Fui Kun clan house building was constructed in 1881-1882. Ying Fo Fui Kun was the first Hakka association in Singapore and once housed the Ying Sin School (應新學校) from 1905 to 1971.
Established in 1822-1823, Ying Fo Fui Kun is the oldest clan associations in Singapore. At a time when development in Singapore was in its infancy, Ying Fo Fui Kun's clan house was amongst the first buildings in Telok Ayer, where the island's earliest Chinese settlements were located.
Ying Fo Fui Kun began life as a temple, serving the needs of Hakka immigrants from Jia Ying prefecture in Canton. Its founder, Liu Runde (劉潤德), envisaged Ying Fo Fui Kun as a public institution that would not only provide welfare services — the conventional role of a clan association — but also act as a kinship bridge between the Hakka community in Singapore and China. Ying Fo Fui Kun looked after the welfare of its members, finding accommodation and jobs for newly arrived Hakkas and making funeral arrangements for deceased clan members. In 1905, Ying Fo Fui Kun opened what was then considered a modern Chinese school.
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  • The building is one of the oldest in the area. Unfortunately, it was closed when we were there-so we could only visit it from the outside. However, I have to say that there are more beautiful facades to visit in the Telok Ayer Street.
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  • First pass by and see this building.... Silently wondering.. This place what ya... Because only visible front and closed doors. This building includes the designated building of the National Heritage Agency as the historical value. Can the info, this building was once for a Chinese school. So... Just the front photo aja because not enter.
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  • One of many old buildings in Telok Ayer Street this Hakka Clan House is the oldest in Singapore.A Clan House is a building that houses a group or clan of people from the same region or with the same d...  more »
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  • One of the many clan associations in Singapore. This one represents the Hakka speaking people, which constitutes as the fourth largest dialect group of Chinese Singaporeans, after Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese. The Hakka speaking people can mainly trace their ancestries back to Eastern Guangdong, including the city of Huizhou and Meizhou Notable Hakka people are: National Father Lee Kuan Yew (李光耀) and his son Lee Hsien Loong (李显龙), Chong You Fook (张有福), Howe Yoon Chong (侯永昌), Yong Pung How (杨邦孝), Hon Sui Sen (韩瑞生) etc.
  • Ying Do Fyi Kun Disappointed! Open daily Mon-Fri 0900-1700hrs & Sat 0900-1200hrs. Was there at 10am, but the said place is closed?? Last update Jun2017
  • This location is not correct. It should be at the junction of Telok Ayer Street and Upper Cross Street.
  • Old building heritage
  • Founded in 1822, it is one of the earliest buildings of Chinese immigrants from the Hakka Clan Hall and the Ya Yat Street. Straight to ya Yi Street is the early coastline of Singapore, so the historic buildings on Yat ya Yi Street were all facing the sea at that time.
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