潮州八邑会馆简介

于1929年成立的潮州八邑会馆是潮州方言族群的地缘性会馆。“八邑”指过去属潮州府的八个县,即潮安、掲阳、澄海、潮阳、普宁、惠来、饶平和南澳。

会员至今已达5000多名,他们来自各行各业,其中包括各界社会贤达。自2013年5月,郭明忠博士当选会长,更致力于加强潮人之间的联系与团结。

座落于登路的潮州大厦这座具有历史意义的建筑物,会馆通过各种社会、经济和教育渠道,积极推广潮州文化。

潮州人占本地华人人口的20%,对新加坡发展起着深远的影响。

著名先驱人物,如会馆的创始人林义顺等都对新加坡经济发展有着至关重大的贡献。他们是商人,也是备受景仰的社区领袖。

ABOUT TEOCHEW POIT IP HUAY KUAN

Established in 1929, the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan is a Teochew clan association in Singapore. ‘Poit ip’ refers to the eight Teochew districts in Guangdong, China. With a membership base of more than 5,000, the members come from all walks of life and include prominent figures in both the private and public sectors.

Dr George Quek assumed the Huay Kuan's presidency in May 2013 and he has spearheaded efforts to build stronger ties among the local Teochew community.

Located at a historic building along Tank Road, the clan association actively promotes Teochew culture and identity through various social, economic and educational channels.

Comprising 20% of Singapore's Chinese population, the Teochews have had a profound influence in the development of Singapore. Prominent pioneers such as Mr Lim Nee Soon, founder of the Huay Kuan were instrumental in the country's early economic growth. They were merchants by trade and also well respected leaders within the community.