Update (Jan. 20) –  if you are interested in this event: given the current weather and flood conditions, we advise you to check with the organizers if the event is still on. (We ourselves do not have the contact info)


In the media : launch of a book on the history of the Hakka community. The book is by Lo Lieh Shih,  Associate  Professor at the Taiwan National Tsinghua University.

All are invited to join. The event will include a 15 minute video clip on Siniawan town and performances by invited artists.

Where : Swee Guk Kung Temple,  Siniawan (off Batu Kawa – Bau road)

When : Tuesday 20 January 2015, 7 p.m.

By : Siniawan Swee Guk Temple Management Committee

[Source: Sarawak Tribune, Borneo Post, 17 January 2015. The articles do not specify in which language the event will be held]

The Siniawan town is strongly associated with the history of Sarawak’s Hakka community. The Swee Guk Temple is known to be 141 years old.

The Sarawak Heritage Society has been involved in a conservation project of Siniawan’s old Chinese town (see our post of 15 Nov. 2014)