In conjunction with Visit Perak Year 2012, a public exhibition is currently held at the lobby of Syuen Hotel, Ipoh, on the King of Tin, Eu Tong Sen. I am sure many of us are familiar with the Chinese medicine shop, Eu Yan Sang. Eu Tong Sen inherited the business from his father, and transformed it, from a single dispensary in Gopeng, Perak, to diverse business ventures.
In his time, Eu was a very illustrious figure in Perak, with businesses in tin mining and rubber plantations. His interests were in “castles”, motorcars, racehorses and shooting.
Did you know that he imported the first car to Perak? Well, he also achieved many firsts, including the first non-European commoner to be admitted to the Royal Ipoh Club. He was born in 1877 and died at the age of 63 in 1941 from a heart attack.
To learn about the life story of Eu Tong Sen, one of the richest men in South East Asia at the mere age of 30, head over to Syuen Hotel (lobby). This exhibition is made possible with support from the Eu Foundation, Kinta Heritage Group and Syuen Hotel.
Event: Exhibition – Life & Legacy of Eu Tong Sen
Venue: Syuen Hotel, Ipoh
Date: 30th Aug – 31st Oct, 2012
Time: full day
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