Upcoming Condo at West Coast -Parc Riviera

Upcoming Singapore Condominium, Parc Riviera by developer EL development will be found shortly in 2016. Parc Riviera will be sitting next to the waterfront of Sungei Pandan, along West Coast Vale.

Other than being fully equipped with complete condominium facilities, Parc Riviera is surrounded by parks and recreational facilities. The park connector along Sungei Pandan is merely at the doorstep of this coming launch that is new, future residents of this wonderful development will manage to appreciate the greenery that is captivating in the parks daily while taking their relaxing walk or jog.

Besides being well connected to the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and West Coast Highway, Parc Riviera is also within 1 kilometer to school such as Nan Hua Primary, Clementi Primary School, Qi Fa Primary school and Clementi Secondary. The National University of Singapore is also a stone’s throw away.

Commercial conveniences are available at Clementi Mall, City Vibe Mall and 321 Clementi Mall. The Clementi Wet Market and Food centre may also be found here. Mega malls such as Vivocity Westgate shopping malls are within a short drive away also.

Soon Soon Teochew Porridge

  • Located @ 13 Simon Rd Singapore 545897

The staff are friendly and nice, and they serve good variety of selection and choices, however please be prepared to get busy during the normal meal hours. There are are lot of locals around which clearly show the standard, this Teochew Porridge can do.

Talking about the texture of the porridge, it was good but a little watery but still blend well all the dishes.
Just tell them what you want and for how many people when you order. Overall, a good place for homey simple yet flavorful foods.

Residents from Sengkang (See upcoming Treasure Crest EC) or Punggol can drop by to have a taste of this Teochew Porridge.



Lien Ying Chow

Lien Ying ChowLien Ying Chow (連瀛洲/连瀛洲; Lian Yingzhou; Lian Yingzio) (1906–2004; Chaoyang, Guangdong), founder and CEO of Overseas Union Bank

He’s best known as the creator of Overseas Union Bank (OUB), one of Southeast Asia’s biggest banks before it was obtained by United Overseas Bank (UOB) in 2001. Lien ranked among Singapore’s most affluent individuals, with a fortune estimated at S$1.1 billion in 2003. As a philanthropist, he set up the non-profit Lien Foundation and was related to instruction.

Early life
A Teochew, Lien was born in China’s Guangdong province in the hamlet of Dapu, where his grandpa Lien Chye was the village head. After an island located between Japan and China, Lien was named Ying Chow following traditional feng shui beliefs. A cloth company ran and instructed Lien the fundamentals of calligraphy and company, together with a moral sensibility and a strong work ethic. Lien attended school and helped his dad gather and prepare statements. His mom Zhao Yin De passed away in 1916, and with his dad falling victim to a plague the subsequent year, Lien went to reside with a great-granduncle. In 1918, he moved to Hong Kong. Later, in 1920, Lien purchased passage to Singapore with help from a relative and economies of HK$10.

Move to Singapore
Lien arrived in Singapore with a samfu ensemble, a pair of short pants and just a singlet. Tay Woo Seng, the manager impressed. Lien grew to become assistant manager with a salary of $120 a month. In 1926, he wed the sister of his English teacher Wee Siang Hock, Wee Siew Kim.

Lien left Kian Thye in 1927. With another associate, in 1929 Wan Hong, Lien formed Wah Hin & Co, in. Wah Hin ran from shophouses Nos. 23 and 25 at Robinson Road, and provided provisions to the British armed forces. Having made links with big firms like Boustead, Guthrie and John Little while at Kian Thye, Lien managed to get credit terms for Wah Hin. The company prospered and grown to Malayan towns like Ipoh and Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and started to provide British forces across Malaya. The firm additionally bought its own assumptions at Robinson Road.

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The East “Jews”

Considering most of them lived on or not far from the coast, it truly is hardly astonishing that the Teochew people became daring maritime explorers. This led to the second great migration, which happened more than 1,000 years after the first.

Many Teochew started leaving China after the First Opium War via one of the four treaty ports established by Great Britain along the southern coast, chiefly Canton (Guangzhou) and Swatow (Shantou). At the beginning, most left home because of famine, posting back letters along with cash to feed their families and sailing away to earn a better living.

Research done by the China Science and Technology Group in 1994 revealed that the late-1800s diaspora of the Teochew means that now their descendants can be found throughout Southeast Asia, including five million in Thailand, 800,000 in Malaysia and Indonesia, 500,000 in Singapore, 300,000 in Vietnam and 200,000 in Cambodia, as well as a further 300,000 in the US, 150,000 in France and 100,000 in Canada.

The Teochew people are occasionally known as the ‘Jews of the East,’ a term allegedly coined by a Thai paper, after King Rama VI of Thailand commended the Teochew’s “ astuteness and racial royals in fiscal subjects.” Their spread across Southeast Asia was similar to that of the Jews in Europe, as was the resulting discrimination and prejudice that appeared against them, mainly due to their perceived economic clout.

Is Li Ka-shing also a Teochew?

Among the leading characteristics ascribed to the Teochew is an instinct for company and commerce, no matter if it’s a neighborhood grocery store or a worldwide corporation. Amongst a long list of well known Teochew entrepreneurs, the most notable are Li Ka-shing, formerly the richest man in China, and Ma Huateng, creator of Tencent, the firm that created the almighty WeChat and QQ. Roots

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Li Ka Shin, in Real Estate

In 1958, unable to renew the lease for his business, Li was compelled to buy and develop a site by himself. An opportunity to obtain acreage arrived when many folks fled Hong Kong after the 1967 riots were in full swing. As a result, property prices plummeted. Li, believing the political crisis would be temporary, and property costs would finally grow, bought tracts of land at low costs.

Cheung Kong Holdings was publicly recorded in Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972. During board meetings, Li stated on numerous occasions his aim of surpassing the Jardines-owned Hongkong Land as a leading developer.

The successful bid by Cheung Kong for development sites in 1977 above the Central and Admiralty MTR stations was the key to challenging Hongkong Land as the premier property developer in Hong Kong. Despite its size, Jardines determined in the 1980s to protect itself from hostile takeover by Li or other external investors. The firm executed a cross-shareholding structure that was designed to place control in the hands of the Keswick family of Britain despite their less than 10% holdings in the group.

In China, Li has been selling part of his property holdings throughout 2014.


Way Way Back About Teochew

The Chaozhou people (generally called Teochew) are Chinese people, native to the Chaoshan area of eastern Guangdong province who talk the Teochew dialect. Now, most Teochew people live in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia, particularly outside China in Southeast Asia. They are able to additionally be found virtually everywhere on the planet, including France, Australia and North America.

Chinese Teochew dialect is spoken by the Teochew; Teochew cuisine is also identifying. The ancestors of the Teochew people moved to present day Chaoshan from the Central Plains of China in order to escape from a chain of civil wars during the Jin Dynasty.

Historically, these individuals were called Helao or Fulao (Hoklo), as they came mainly from Henan and Shanxi via Fujian, with nicely-preserved language and customs from northcentral China.[citation needed] As was recorded in pedigrees and historical inscriptions, these individuals who’d initially migrated to southern Fujian, particularly from Quanzhou and Putian, made settlements toward Chaoshan in mountains and soon spread throughout the Chaoshan region.

Geographical isolation and difficulty in traveling in the past made Fulao or the Helao become a comparatively closed people. Lately, studies of genetic evaluation supported that although all Han Chinese share a common origin and are really connected, the Teochew had closest connections with the Minnan region of Fujian province and those from the Taihang Mountain variety of north central China.

The Teochew people are understood to Cantonese speakers as “Hoklo”, literally meaning “men of Fujian”, although the term “Teochew” was used in the Strait Settlements in the 19th century and early 20th century. “Teochew” is derived from Teochew prefecture (Chaozhou Fu) the departmental city where they originate