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A few Chinese Associations in Trinidad
There's a little history about my family relating to the Fui Toong On
Association in Trinidad. My maternal great grandfather, Joseph Wong, was a
founding member of Fui Toong On in Trinidad in 1919, he came from China with
his son, David. When it was time for David to marry, a picture bride was
sent for in Sun Tak, Guangdong, China, they sent for my maternal gradmother
Alice Ho. PICTURE BRIDES were normal, it was a custom to send for a Hakka
wife in China.
> Fui Toong On Assoc.
> 12 Charlotte Street,
> 623-8621 ; 623-5088
> Attn: Wilson Yee
I also personally know Kenneth Look, the President of the Chung Shan
Association in Trinidad, he came to Trinidad from China but has passed
through Central America. He and his wife and 2 kids worked hard in their
Cantonese restaurant(they used to rent from my dad), and now they are doing
well, they own their own restaurant and home today. They speak Cantonese,
and there's a lot of pride among all the Chinese in Trinidad, the business
people stick together. My dad was Chung Shan Cantonese, from Hoiping County,
in Guangdong, China. He associated himself with the Chung Shan Association
and had many friends with Cantonese roots. Consequently, my dad(when he was
alive and when we were younger and living in Trinidad)had allowed us to
attend Chung Shan Association parties only.
> Chung Shan Assoc.
> 129 Charlotte Street,
> Attn: Kenneth Look
The China Society has all the various ethnic Chinese groups, it's like an
umbrella organization, and a social club. All the Chinese in Trinidad,
united together in 1990, and they have formed cohesion in a society where
many of the Chinese have migrated to North America, Britain, and Australia.
> China society,
> 16 Charlotte Street
> Attn: Moksing Wong
p.s. my sister-in-law in Trinidad compiled these addresses recently.
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