- Foo Tye Sin
Foo Tye Sin was a
Justice of the Peaceand an influential community leader of 19th century.Historical Personalities of Penang By Historical Personalities of Penang Committee, Published by Historical Personalities of Penang Committee, 1986; Page 55] Penang born Foo Tye Sin, a British subject, [About Others and Myself, 1745 to 1920 By Archibald Edward Harbord Anson Published by J. Murray, 1920; pp. x, 877, 878] was a Hakka tin miner who could trace his ancestry to the Yong Ting district, Ting Chou prefecture, Fujian Province. He was educated at St. Xavier's InstitutionThe Penang Po Leung Kuk: Records and Recollections (1889-1934): Chinese Women, Prostitution & a Welfare Organisation By Neil Jin Keong Khor, Keat Siew Khoo, Izrin Muaz Md. Adnan Published by Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 2004; ISBN 9679948323, 9789679948325; pp. 53-57] and the Penang Free School.Gangsters Into Gentlemen: The Breakup of Multiethnic Conglomerates and The Rise of A Straits Chinese Identity in Penang by Engseng Ho, Department of Anthropology, William James Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 Email email@example.com Presented at The Penang Story œ International Conference 2002 18-21 April 2002, The City Bayview Hotel, Penang, Malaysia organised by The Penang Heritage Trust & STAR Publications] Tye Sin Street （四条路), or Lebuh Tye Sin as it is now known as, is named after him.
Disturbances at Pinang and Larut
He was involved in events leading up to the signing of the Pangkor Treaty that would end the ten year Larut Wars. [The Making of Modern South-east Asia By D. J. M. Tate Published by Oxford University Press, 1979; Item notes: v.1; p. 301, 558] His services were often called for in arbitration proceedings between the Hai San and Ghee Hin societies involved in the Larut Wars. [The Impact of Chinese Secret Societies in Malaya: A Historical Study By Wilfred Blythe, Royal Institute of International Affairs Published by Issued under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs [by] Oxford U.P., 1969; p. 134] Foo Tye Sin was one of three Chinese considered respectable enough to sit on the commission of inquiry into the 1867 Penang riots. He was the only non-partisan Chinese at a ceasefire conference called by Lt. Governor Anson at the height of the Larut war, even though he was, according to CS Wong, "...overtly and independent, but covertly a Hai San sympathiser." [ [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chung_Keng_Quee#The_Fourth_Larut_War Chung Keng Quee and the Fourth Larut War] ] [CS Wong, A Gallery of Chinese Kapitäns (Singapore: Dewan Bahasa dan Kebudayaan Kebangsaan, Ministry of Culture, 1963)] Foo Tye Sin and Ong Boon Teik were creditors of
Ngah Ibrahimthe Mantri of Larut. In early 1872, Foo Tye Sin and Ong Boon Teik sued Ngah Ibrahim. [The Western Malay States, 1850-1873: the effects of commercial development on Malay politics By Kay Kim Khoo Published by Oxford University Press, 1972; pp. 173, 209, 210]
Tye Sin Tat & Co.
Foo Tye Sin and
Koh Seang Tat, a descendant of Koh Lay Huan, the first Kapitan China of Penang, were business partners in the firm of Tye Sin Tat & Co., ships' chandlers, which was located at Beach Street. [The Western Malay States, 1850-1873: the effects of commercial development on Malay politics By Kay Kim Khoo Published by Oxford University Press, 1972; pp. 173, 209, 210] They were, together, two of the three Chinese Justices of the Peace in 1874."
The Penang Khean Guan Insurance Company (1886)
He was a founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Penang Khean Guan Insurance Company. The board was composed thus:
Name of Partners
Tan Ley Kum陈俪琴Chairman
Lee Phee Yeow李丕耀Chong Moh & Co.
Cheah Eu Ghee谢有义Chie Hin & Co.
Khoo Thean Teik邱天德Chin Bee & Co.
Khoo Sim Bee邱心美Ee Soon & Co.
Cheah Tek Soon谢德顺Sin Eng Moh & Co.
Ong Beng Tek王明德Ban Chin Hong & Co.
Foo Tye Sin胡泰兴
Yeoh Cheng Tek杨清德Hong Thye & Co.
Khaw Sim bee许心美Koe Guan & Co.
Cheah Leng Hoon谢凌云Eng Ban Hong & Co.
Gan Kim Swee颜金水Aing Joo & Co.
Tan Lim Keng陈锦庆Kim Cheang & Co.
Cheah Chean Eok谢增煜Secretary
Ong Boon Tek王文德Treasurer
Logan & RossSolicitors [Pinang Gazette and Straits Chronicle, 9 February 1886, p. 2]
Pitt Street Kong Hock Temple (1887)
Khaw Boo Aun(also spelt Koh Boo Aun, Khoo Thean Teikand Cheah Tek Soon, He was made a trustee of the Pitt Street Kong Hock Templein 1887, with the power to appoint and remove monks. [Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society By Malaysian Branch, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland Malaysian Branch, Singapore, 1988; p. 71]
Penang Po Leung Kuk (1889)
Along with Koh Seang Tat, Khaw Sim Bee, Ong Boon Teik and Ong Beng Teik, he was a founder of the The
Penang Po Leung Kuk(1889). [The Penang Po Leung Kuk: Records and Recollections (1889-1934): Chinese Women, Prostitution & a Welfare Organisation By Neil Jin Keong Khor, Keat Siew Khoo, Izrin Muaz Md. Adnan Published by Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 2004; ISBN 9679948323, 9789679948325; pp. 53-57]
Foo Tye Sin Mansion
Foo Tye Sin's mansion was one of the first non-European mansions to be erected along Light Street.
* [http://www.worldisround.com/articles/347186/photo10.html Hong Leong Bank At Foo Tye Sin Mansion]
* [http://www.asiaexplorers.com/malaysia/foo_tye_sin_mansion.htm Hong Leong Bank At Foo Tye Sin Mansion]
*The Journals of J. W. W. Birch, First British Resident to Perak, 1874-1875: First British Resident to Perak, 1874-75 By James Wheeler Woodford Birch, Peter Laurie Burns Contributor Peter Laurie Burns Published by Oxford University Press, 1976; p. 22, 158n
*Capital and Entrepreneurship in South-East Asia By Rajeswary Ampalavanar Brown, 1943- Brown Published by St. Martin's Press, 1994; ISBN 0312120966, 9780312120962; p. 82
*The Internationalization of Chinese Revenue Farming Networks by Carl A. Trocki published in Water Frontier: Commerce and the Chinese in the Lower Mekong Region, 1750-1880 By Nola Cooke, Tana Li Contributor Nola Cooke, Tana Li Published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2004; ISBN 0742530833, 9780742530836; p. 170
*Chinese Secret Societies in Malaya: A Survey of the Triad Society from 1800 to 1900 By Leon Comber Published for the Association for Asian Studies by J.J. Augustin, 1959; pp. 125, 309
*The Official Catalogue of the Exhibits Published by Mason, Firth of M'Cutcheon, general printers, 1880; pp. xiii, 166, 167
*Official record By Melbourne internat. exhib Published by , 1882; pp. xxiv, 500
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