Sun Yat Sens Penang Base
at 120 Armenian Street,Penang, Malaysia
Teong Swee (1895-1978) was born in Tang Ua, Fujian Province, China.
At the age of nine, Teong Swee and his father Chng Beng
Chai (died 1910) came to Penang. Beng Chai became a chicken trader
and took a second wife, Tan Ean Siew, with whom he had another
son and two daughters. She became the matriarch of 120 Armenian
Chng Teong Swee and his first wife Madam Quah Eng Suat.
Portrait of his step-mother Madam Tan Ean Siew.
started work at the age of about 14, and supported his step-mother
and his siblings after his fathers death. At the age of
25, he headed the firm Chng Eng Joo. He was also a shareholder
in the company Wing Sun. After WWII, Teong Swee served as chairman
of the Choong Association and the Drapers Guild.
from Chng Teong Swees businesses. During the Japanese
a yellow Katakana sign for Wing Sun was in use.