Sitiawan turns 100 in style


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 10 Sep 2003

SITIAWAN: A slight drizzle failed to dampen the spirit of the residents here who turned out to participate in a procession to celebrate Sitiawan’s 100th anniversary. 

The procession, which included 12 brightly decorated floats, passed through Jalan Raja Omar and Jalan Lin Chen Mei after it was flagged off by Lumut MP Kong Cho Ha and the organising committee members at Padang Astaka on Monday night. 

Sitiawan on parade to celebrate its 100th annivesary.

Contingents from 73 organisations, churches and schools here took part in the procession with some participants dressed in traditional Chinese costumes to portray the days when their ancestors first arrived in Sitiawan a century ago. 

A concert by local artistes was also held at the Padang ACS to entertain the residents. 

In the past, Sitiawan, a town in the Manjung district, comprised mainly of Foochow Chinese who were rubber tappers and smallholders. 

Famous Foochow personalities include MCA honorary life MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik, MCA secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Ting Chew Peh, entrepreneurs Tan Sri Ngan Ching Wen and Kuok Hock Nien. 

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