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.