The History of The Kau Luen Tong Sze
The aid 19th century saw the establishment of Singapore as a bustling entrepot. It also saw an ever increasing influx of immigrants from the southern 2 province of China – an influx of people who, together with local Malay and Indian immigrants, gave Singapore such of its working dynamism. While Singapore witnessed its own transition from a quiet fishing village to what was to be described as “The most important station in the East … of such higher value tan whole continents”, the immigrant Chinese population saw the establishment of clan consciousness which were to look after the needs of the Singapore Chinese population in the years to come. It was during this time of flux that the Singapore Szeto Clan Association was planted – originally called (Szeto Family School). It was set up by Situ Zhong, an immigrant from Kai Ping Country in the Canton Province.