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Residence of Ip Ting-sz at Lin Ma Hang Tsuen, Sha Tau Kok

The Residence of Ip Ting-sz, built around 1908, is modelled on Dr Sun Yat-sen’s residence in Cuiheng Village, Zhongshan. Ip Ting-sz (1879-1943), alias Tin-fat, also known by his literary name, Kwong-san, was the 8th generation ancestor of the Ip clan in Lin Ma Hang, Sha Tau Kok. He went to Thailand at an early age to work as an apprentice tailor and later set up a garment factory there to manufacture military uniforms.

According to information from the Chinese Association in Thailand, Dr Sun Yat-sen founded the Chinese Club in Thailand (later the Chinese Association in Thailand) in 1907 to rally support among overseas Chinese for his revolutionary activities. Ip Ting-sz was one of the originators and co-founders of the Chinese Association. He was later appointed president of the Tong Meng Hui (Chinese Revolutionary Alliance) Siam Branch and a revolutionary newspaper. Ip was active in promoting the development of the Tong Meng Hui in the territory and contributed funds for the revolutionary campaign. In 1936, Ip Ting-sz and his family returned to Lin Ma Hang, where he passed away in 1943.

The Residence of Ip Ting-sz is a three-bay, two-storey building fronted by a covered porchway, with columns supporting the balcony. The building is constructed principally of grey bricks and timber, with a traditional pitched roof. Murals of auspicious Chinese motifs are found over the front doors, while the balcony is decorated with ceramic vase-shaped balusters, demonstrating a blend of Chinese and Western architectural features.

The Residence of Ip Ting-sz was declared a monument in 2009.

Residence of Ip Ting-sz


Lin Ma Hang Tsuen, Sha Tau Kok(Plan)
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