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Ipoh Chinwoo Association’s 89th anniversary dinner was celebrated in a grand manner at Syuen Hotel in Ipoh.
Besides guest-of-honour Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Pheng Yin Huah, who is the President of the Federation of Malaysian Chinese Assembly Hall, on the guest list were President of Federation of Chin Woo Association Malaysia, Mr. Tan Bee Seng J.P., and delegations from Chin Woo Associations who participated in the just concluded Chin Woo Carnival, which was hosted in Ipoh.
In his welcome speech, Ipoh Chinwoo President Dato’ Ooi Foh Sing gave the thumbs up to the spirit of Chin Woo (Jing Mo) displayed at the Carnival. The Carnival was jointly organised by the Federation of Chin Woo Association Malaysia and Ipoh Chinese Chinwoo Athletic Association. Dato’ Ooi said, “Although there could only be one champion, all who participated in the Carnival were winners.”
Since the establishment of Ipoh Chinwoo in 1924, the association has continued to promote and preserve Chinese culture. Other core objectives of the association are the promotion of wushu (martial arts), filial piety, discipline and love for self, family, community and country.
According to Dato’ Ooi, not only has the spirit of Chin Woo been maintained over the past 89 years, it has gotten stronger with each passing year. The current Board of Governors has continued the good work of the association’s predecessors, which include giving back to the community, in the form of helping to raise funds to build schools, hospitals and orphanages, and extending aid to victims of natural disasters.
Just that morning, the association organised its 87th blood donation drive, to help shore up the blood bank of Ipoh General Hospital. And two weeks ago, when Ipoh Chinwoo hosted one leg of the Amitofo Care Centre (ACC) Appreciation-cum-Cultural Exchange Tour, the association also contributed a token cash amount to ACC’s cause.
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